Appropriate Opioid Prescribing for Acute Pain after Surgery.

Webinar presented at the CTN Steering Committee meeting, February 13, 2018.

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This one-hour webinar introduces the state of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. and describes the link between increased opioid prescribing and increasing opioid overdose deaths. With 5-10% of opioid naive patients becoming chronic users after being prescribed opioids for surgery, surgeons play a vitally important role in combatting this epidemic. How do surgeons balance concern for an individual patient and their pain vs. responsibility for population health overall? The webinar includes an overview of research addressing ideal prescription amounts, the effect of provider education, and the impact of reduced prescribing on post-operative pain for patients. (Webinar, Video, PDF, English, 2018)

Keywords: Opioid dependence | Pain management | Prescription-type opiates | CTN Steering Committee meeting, 2018

Document No: 1304.


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