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Available Oct. 22 Do Your Part to Solve the Opioid Crisis The numbers are staggering: 50 million surgeries are performed annually, 90% of patients are prescribed opioids to control post-op pain, one billion opioid pills go unused by recover- ing patients each year and opioid prescribing rates in 2023 will be double what they were in 1995. Promoting judicious use of opioids requires cautious prescribing practices, standardiz- ing procedure-specific pill counts and interacting with patients earlier and often to improve their under- standing and acceptance of opioid-sparing techniques. Learn about the skills and strategies to accom- plish these goals. 1 CU Ashish Sinha, MD, PhD, MBA University of California Riverside Riverside Community Hospital Would You Have Stopped the Fugitive Surgeon? Orthopod Atiq Durrani, MD, defrauded Medicare out of millions of dollars by performing unnecessary spine surgeries. He also botched hundreds of procedures before fleeing to his native Pakistan in 2013. Administrators at the hospitals where he operated listened to concerns nurses had about Dr. Durrani, but ultimately allowed him to keep working in their ORs. Kenneth Rothfield, MD, MBA, will tell this cautionary tale and share valuable communica- tion tools you can use to effectively voice your concerns every day in the OR when you see patient safety being jeopardized. 1 CU Kenneth Rothfield, MD, MBA Healthcare Executive 2 4 • S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A U G U S T 2 0 2 0 On Demand Pr ogram Available Oct. 22, 2020 to Nov. 20, 2020 The Virtual OR Excellence Program will launch with live sessions on Thursday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Oct. 23. The virtual experience will continue with live presentations on four consecutive Fridays until Nov. 20. These presentations will be avail- able On Demand after each live event. There's more! The following hot topics will be available On Demand to all Virtual OR Excellence attendees beginning Oct. 22. Enjoy 24/7 access to all of these educational sessions presented by leaders in the OR community — and earn valuable CU credits!

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