Course 4:

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery to Improve Patient Outcomes

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Course Director: Mikio Nihira, MD

Course Faculty: Adam Steinberg, MD, Sean C. Dowdy, MD and Melanie Simpson, RN

The goal of this course is to educate surgeon leaders in the science of multi-modal pain management in an effort to provide options to reduce our use of postoperative opioids for pain relief.

Course Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion, the participant should be able to:
1) Provide a background of the current literature and recommendations on post-operative pain management
2) Discuss multimodal pain management and how it applies to the gynecologic post-operative patient
3) Discuss implementation of a multimodal pain management protocol at your institution
4) Review strategies for effective implementation of ERAS at a tertiary care institution

Agenda:

1:00 - 1:20 pm -  Faculty and Attendee Introductions
1:20 - 1:35 pm - Introduction to Postsurgical Multimodal Pain Approaches  - Mikio Nihira, MD
1:35 - 2:25 pm - Non-opioid Analgesics  - Adam Steinberg, MD
2:25 - 2:40 pm - Break
2:45 - 3:35 pm - Adjuvant Pain Medications and Surgical Devices - Melanie Simpson, RN
3:35 - 4:25 pm - ERAS Implementation Strategies - Sean C. Dowdy, MD
4:25 - 5:00 pm - Case Discussions/Q & A