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OR Excellence Session Previews - June 2015

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2 6 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 J U N E 2 0 1 5 P ain management continues to be one of the most important and most challenging issues for surgical facilities. Few con- cerns, if any, have a larger impact on patient satis- faction. Recent years have seen great strides in multimodal analgesia, but too many physicians still reflexively prescribe opioids instead of using strategies and agents that effectively manage pain without the dangerous and unpleasant side effects of narcotics, says Eugene Viscusi, MD, director of acute pain management at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. In his pres- entation, "Latest Advances in Post-Surgical Pain Management," he'll talk about techniques for mini- mizing opioids while achieving even greater patient satisfaction. • Opioids: the lazy approach to pain. For too many physi- cians, opioids are still an option of first resort. But Latest Advances in Post- Surgical Pain Management New multimodal analgesia techniques are revolutionizing how we treat post-operative pain. Speaker Profile • Professor and director of acute pain management at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa. • Developed a novel "nurse-dri- ven" acute pain management model, involving specially trained nurses, that has served as a model for other insti- tutions. • Has authored more than 100 book chapters and abstracts, has co-authored a textbook on acute pain and has had more than 75 peer-reviewed articles published. Eugene Viscusi, MD

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