Pain Management

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Anesthesia Alert: Limit Opioids - or Avoid Them Altogether

Painkillers are often not the answer to post-surgical pain.

Posted 03/14/18 | JamesD.Grant | 2 comments

Opioid-Free Recipe Swap

Anesthetists share the ingredients to their multimodal approach to 3 painful surgeries.

Posted 03/14/18 | JoEllen McBride, PhD | 3 comments

Sending Patients Home With Pain Pumps

Peripheral nerve catheters are your secret weapon in the quest for prolonged post-surgical pain control.

Posted 02/09/18 | Jim Burger, Senior Editor | 2 comments

Why Was This N.J. Pain Management Doc Barred From Practice?

Investigators say she displayed erratic and delusional behavior and smelled of alcohol while practicing.

Posted 12/01/17 | 2 comments

Researchers Say a Lack of Education Leads Patients to Overestimate Their Post-op Pain

"Patients likely overestimate pain due to a lack of understanding of the surgical procedure, fear and anxiety," say researchers.

Posted 12/01/17 | Post a comment

Safety: Avoid Opioid-Related Respiratory Depression

Continuous electronic monitoring tops pulse oximetry or spot checks.

Posted 10/04/17 | Michael Wong, JD | Post a comment

Study: Long-Term Opioid Use Rarely Starts With Surgery

Some have blamed surgeons for the opioid crisis, but a study found chronic opioid users rarely got their first prescriptions after surgery.

Posted 08/23/17 | 2 comments