Surgeons and the Opioid Epidemic: How to be Part of the Solution
opioid dependence, opioid epidemic, drug dependence, addiction, analgesics - opioid, narcotics, substance-related disorders, opioid-related disorders, drug and narcotic control
Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery
Speaker: Lynn Nguyen, MD
Department of General Surgery
Memorial University Health Medical Center
Purpose: This enduring material is designed to examine the role surgeons play in the opioid epidemic and how to be part of the solution.
Target Audience: This activity is designed for Physicians and Residents at HCA GME Hospitals.
Format: This presentation was pre-recorded for HCA GME National Grand Rounds Series.
Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this activity you will be able to:
Ø Evaluate the role of surgeons in the opioid epidemic.
Ø Examine strategies to prescribe less opioids post-surgery.
Ø Discuss future directions in perioperative pain management.
Accreditation: HCA Graduate Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit: HCA Graduate Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure: HCA Graduate Medical Education is committed to providing CME that is balanced, objective, and evidence-based. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Accreditation Requirements and Standards, all parties involved in content development are required to disclose any relevant conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. HCA Graduate Medical Education has established mechanisms to resolve conflicts of interest should they arise. The disclosure summary follows:
Bruce Deighton, PhD, Course Director: No Conflicts
Jessica Wells, Course Co-Director: No Conflicts
Lynn Nguyen, MD, Speaker: No Conflicts
Beverly Upchurch, Education Manager: No Conflicts
Jonathan Snider, CME Coordinator: No Conflicts
Chris Roe, CME Coordinator: No Conflicts
Release Date: August 21, 2019
Expiration Date: August 21, 2021
Nguyen, Lynn MD, "Surgeons and the Opioid Epidemic: How to be Part of the Solution" (2019). General Surgery. 4.