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Archive Opioids Guide 2020

On Point: Give Patients What They Need
The judicious use of opioids provides appropriate post-op pain control.

A Nation in Crisis
Surgeons helped cause the opioid addiction problem. Now they can be part of the solution.

Multimodal Anesthesia Is a Must
Attacking pain's many pathways is the key to reducing opioid use.

Nerve Blocks Are a No-Brainer
Are your patients missing out on regional anesthesia's targeted pain relief that reduces the need for opioids?

Standardized Scripts for Every Surgery
Tailoring pill counts to procedure type will right-size your post-op opioid prescriptions.

Can You Cut Opioid Use in Half?
Reducing your reliance on painkillers is a more realistic goal than trying to eliminate them completely.

Who Has Access to Your Medications?
Reduce diversion risks with these drug security and disposal solutions.

Planning for Proper Pain Management
Efforts to reduce patients' reliance on post-op opioids should begin before they show up for surgery.

Turning Personal Tragedy Into Positive Change
Q&A with Benjamin J. Davies, MD, surgeon champion of opioid-sparing pain management.

2020
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