Tag Archive for ‘opioid abuse prevention’
In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes the surgeon’s role in alleviating the opioid epidemic at the national, state, and local levels.
The role of an interdisciplinary approach to minimize opioid use and enhance pain management, as well as the benefits of the Opioid Safety Initiative Toolkit, are described.
The Turn the Tide initiative is summarized as are alternative postoperative pain management strategies.
This article explains the effect of implicit biases on assessment and treatment of patient pain and describes how enhanced recovery after surgery protocols are used across many specialties to reduce rates of opioid use.
Describes how surgeons can help to reverse the opioid crisis through research and advocacy efforts and describes recent ACS efforts in this area.
Strategies for improving communication at the preoperative stage are summarized, and the role of informed consent in opioid stewardship is described.
The following Statement on the Opioid Abuse Epidemic was developed by the Division of Advocacy and Health Policy and the Division of Education Patient Education Committee; it was approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2017 meeting.
The surgeon’s role in addressing the U.S. opioid crisis is described, as are the College’s efforts to educate policymakers, providers, and patients about opioid abuse prevention.