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Battle Post-op Pain Without Opioids - April 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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A re your docs overprescribing opioids? It's more common than you'd think. Despite increased awareness of the adverse effects and the poten- tial for widespread abuse and addiction, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania found that physicians are pre- Battling Post-op Pain Without Opioids 5 multimodal approaches that work best when pain from surgery is at its worst. Kendal Gapinski Associate Editor • PAIN CONTROL How can you relieve patients' pain without relying on opioids? Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN 4 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 6

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