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Safe Pain Control Resources for Medical Professionals


Towards a Non-Opioid Pain Control Pathway and Best Practices for the Head, Neck and Thyroid Patient Webinar
December 3, 2020 (1 CME credit)

ERAS Protocols Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Opioid Use Course (0.5 CME credits)

Perioperative Pain Management in Opioid-Tolerant Patients (0.75 CME credits)

Improving Surgical Patient Outcomes and Minimizing Risks with Opioid-Sparing Pain Control (2.75 CME credits)
This course is composed of 7 modules whose focus is on the delivery of peripheral nerve blocks and patient safety

Safe Pain Control and Regional Anesthesia for the Practicing General Surgeon

Optimizing Perioperative Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach

CME Requirements by State

ACS Statement on Opioid Abuse (published August 2017)

Additional Professional Resources

New! How Does the ACS Safe and Effective Pain Control Program Help Me and My Patients?

Physician Office Sign on Practicing Safe and Effective Pain Control for Adults

Physician Office Sign on Practicing Safe and Effective Pain Control for Children and Teens

Safe and Effective Pain Control Screening Checklist

Patient Brochure: Safe and Effective Pain Control After Surgery for Adults

Patient Brochure: Safe and Effective Pain Control after Surgery for Children and Teens

How to Use the Safe Pain Control Brochure with Your Patients

Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

AHRQ Patient Safety and Opioid Medications

Turn the Tide Rx

Strategies for Flipping the Script on Opioid Overprescribing

APSA Pediatric Quality and Safety Toolkit (Opioid Reduction)

Research News

Predicting inadequate postoperative pain management in depressed patients: A machine learning approach
PLoS One, February 2019

Cannabis use may increase sedation requirements for endoscopic procedures
Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 2019

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