SAMBA Webinar Series
February 6th, 2013 @ 7pm EST (4pm PST)
Quarterly web-based lectures on topics in ambulatory anesthesia with Q&A
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"Multimodal analgesia in the ambulatory setting"
Stephen Cohen, M.D., MBA
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
As outpatient surgery continues to grow throughout the world, so too does the expansion of more complex and potentially painful procedures being routinely performed in the ambulatory setting. Postoperative pain continues to remain a challenging problem, which requires a forward thinking approach utilizing an assortment of treatment modalities to achieve not only optimal patient comfort, but also to facilitate the recovery process. Multimodal analgesia represents an increasingly effective strategy to address postoperative pain. The approach involves administering a combination of techniques and medications including non-opioid analgesics and other agents to maximize analgesia and minimize side effects. Multimodal analgesic techniques can improve many clinically meaningful outcomes such as decreased pain, nausea, and vomiting, earlier recovery, and decreased PACU length of stay after ambulatory surgery. The use of multimodal analgesia has become the 'standard of care' for addressing, and even preventing, pain after ambulatory procedures at most surgery centers throughout the world.
This installment of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) webinar series features a presentation on Multimodal Analgesia in the Ambulatory Setting by Stephen A. Cohen, M.D., MBA. His expertise in multimodal analgesia in the perioperative and ambulatory setting provides a valuable resource for all anesthesia practitioners. Please join us on February 6th for this very special presentation.
Produced in association with the SAMBA Resident Section