Opioid-Sparing Perioperative Care

November 30th, 2018 - November 30th, 2021
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours
1.00 MOC Points


Today on MedNet21, we're going to discuss Opioid-Sparing Perioperative Care. 

Learners should expect to understand the current state of the opioid crisis in America, and how
the use of opiates for surgical pain relief contributes.  After a review of pain-processing anatomy,
learners will be able to understand the many options for non-opiate pain relief to target different areas of the pain-processing anatomy.  With case studies, learners will be given 3 examples of different multimodal pain plans for various surgeries and patient types.  Resources to further guide
prescribers of opiates for responsible use will be provided.

Pre-Test taking for this webcast is no longer available.
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Post-Test taking for this webcast is no longer available.

Dates and Times

End Date: 11/30/2021


As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:  UNDERSTAND risks of opiate medications for acute pain management; and LEARN non-opioid approaches to perioperative pain management.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Realistic post-op pain goals
  • The role of the anesthesiologist in pain management outside of the operating room
  • Nerve blocks
  • Ketamine
  • Dexmedetomidine
  • Clonidine
  • Lidocaine patches
  • Right-sizing opioid prescriptions after surgery

Webcasts Files

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Disclosure Information for Planning Committee Members and Speakers



  • Dr. Michelle Humeidan, MD
    • Opioid-Sparing Perioperative Care


The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University designates this webcasts for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.