Acute Pain Management Podcasts

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It is now recognized that the phenotypic features of centralized pain exist in many common pain conditions. The 2011 Survey Criteria for Fibromyalgia can be used as a surrogate of centralized pain to detect patients with fibromyalgia-like or centralized pain characteristics. Patients with higher...

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Considering the significant risks of surgery, initiatives to improve safety and outcomes would have a broad impact on public health. The number of surgical procedures worldwide has grown to over 232 million annually. Studies report that Americans undergo an average of 9.2 surgical procedures per...

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This course will review evidence based nonopioid medications and modalities for acute pain in the acute care and primary care setting. Among the tools to be discussed are intravenous lidocaine for renal colic, topical analgesics for muscular pain, trigger point injections for acute and chronic...

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Michigan OPEN—the Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network—was founded to develop a preventive approach to the opioid epidemic in the state through a focus on reducing acute care prescribing (surgery, dentistry, emergency medicine, and trauma). Addressing opioid prescribing during the acute care period...

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Although opioids remain an important tool in aiding the management of pain in the United States, the balance between the potential benefits and harms must be considered. Some specific harms are manifested in the abuse of opioids for nonmedical purposes. The primary access to prescribable opioids for...

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Acute pain is associated with negative outcomes; therefore, efforts to prevent and control pain are necessary. Goals for acute postoperative pain management include reducing the incidence and severity of pain, particularly that which impacts patient function such as movement; minimizing side effects...

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Chronic pain affects 100 million US adults. It is the #1 reason people are out of work. It is the leading reason that people seek medical attention, costing the nation upwards of $635 billion annually--more than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Given the burden of unmanaged pain in...

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Management of acute pain following surgery or trauma requiring opioid treatment can be particularly challenging in patients with substance use disorders. This session will explore ways to optimize analgesic care, keep patients safe, and promote behavioral consequences that are just and equitable in...

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This presentation will review the consequences of not adequately addressing postoperative acute pain, strategies for balancing analgesia against opioid related adverse events in this setting, and new approaches on the horizon. Postoperative acute pain continues to be undertreated in a large number...

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EDs are searching for new ways to treat pain that are rapid, safe, and effective. The search for new options is being driven by the national outcry to decrease opioid prescribing, pressure to see patients faster, decrease ED length of stay, and prevent readmissions while still treating pain and...

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