Acute Pain Strategies for Surgical Patients: Ultrasound-Guided Regional Analgesia Updates and Buprenorphine (non-CME)
Free Webinar Supported by Industry Presented by Konica Minolta Healthcare
Using regional anesthesia to manage acute pain in surgical patients provides numerous patient benefits, including faster rehabilitation/discharge, fewer adverse events and unplanned hospital admissions, and a decrease in the reliance of opioid medications. Ultrasound guidance reduces OR time, decreases complications, and increases patient comfort and satisfaction.
The frequency of patients presenting for surgical procedures who are prescribed buprenorphine present additional challenges to the anesthesiology team in regard to postoperative analgesic management. Studies suggest that buprenorphine, a partial mu-opioid agonist used to treat pain and opioid addiction, is effective in treating acute and chronic pain. This webinar will cover many of the benefits of using buprenorphine in conjunction with ultrasound-guided regional analgesia as components of an acute pain strategy for surgical patients.
J. Douglas Jaffe, DO, is a board-certified anesthesiologist with Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, NC. He attended the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jaffe is also an associate professor of anesthesiology at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. His subspecialty interests include acute pain medicine, regional anesthesia and analgesia, and trauma anesthesia.
ASRA provides companies the opportunity to share educational webinar content (no CME) with interested members and customers. The program was independently produced, not subject to review by ASRA, and is not part of the scientific/educational program offered by ASRA.