Opioid-Maintained Patients Who Require Surgery

Exactly the point of post operative care, but we know this isn’t happening. One suffers more after surgery and that means more pain, not less until it’s known if the surgery worked.

EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info

Opioid-Maintained Patients Who Require SurgeryMarch 15, 2016, – By Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH

A practical, common problem in pain management is how to handle a patient already maintained on opioids and about to undergo surgery.

The American Pain Society recently released new guidelines for the perioperative and postoperative pain management.

The guidelines recommend that clinicians should counsel patients to continue regularly prescribed opioids during the preoperative period unless there is a plan to taper or discontinue opioids. 

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Author: Chronic Illnesses & Pain is hurting All Americans

I was an RN for over 37 yrs & no longer able to work due to CDC guidelines. I'm no longer able to function to work. I managed to complete my Masters.

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