The future of pain management: How to improve patient outcomes with evidence-based medicine
Thursday, February 20th, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT
For years, hospitals had one primary tool for managing acute pain after surgery — opioids. That is no longer the case. Evidence-based interventions for pain management have emerged as hospitals continue to curb reliance on opioids. Enhanced recovery after surgery protocols have been shown to reduce length-of-stay, cut readmissions and improve pain management.
Hospital leaders looking to improve patient recovery after surgery and limit patient opioid exposure should make ERAS protocols the cornerstone of their organization's approach to post-surgical pain management.
During this webinar, Dr. Desai will:
- Discuss how the lack of standardization in perioperative care can negatively impact patient outcomes and increase the cost burden of surgical care
- Introduce ERAS as a potential means to help standardize perioperative care, and review evidence that it improves quality of care and reduces costs
- Discuss how poorly controlled postoperative pain can impact quality of care and how a potential solution to this unmet need resides in ERAS protocols
- Discuss how multimodal analgesia in the framework of an ERAS protocol may improve patient outcomes
- Discuss the practical and human resource requirements of implementation of an ERAS protocol
If you are unable to attend the live webinar, please register and the recording will be available on-demand within a week.