New paradigms of patient care postsurgery (such as spinal surgery) utilizing both pre- and postoperative multimodal approaches to analgesia, nonopioid medications specifically, will be discussed. Included in the course will be presurgical and immediate postoperative medications, and both acute and chronic/persistent postoperative pain. And yes, we will mention opiates! We will cover preventative analgesia, concepts for perioperative pain control, regional or local anesthetics, the analgesic selection process, monitoring special populations, and discharge pain treatment plans. (Recorded at PAINWeek 2017)
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