Our speaker is Marjorie Meyer, MD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UVM Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, VT. This presentation outlines strategies to optimize pain control and reduce opioid overprescribing in the post-operative period.
- Discuss pre-operative planning: post-operative expectations, pain control, and function following surgery
- Recognize the high-risk patient for opioid misuse following surgery
- Predict post-operative pain control needs, discharge prescription planning, post-operative pain presenting to the rural primary care provider (ie: not the surgeon)
- Discuss special considerations regarding pain management with surgery, including patients receiving MOUD