The opioid crisis is one of the most pressing public health issues of our time. With overdose from prescribed opioids, heroin, and fentanyl a leading cause of accidental death in the United States, clinicians in all settings have urgently sought to avert the dangers of opioid overprescribing while safely managing pain.
At HSS, our surgeons, anesthesiologists, rheumatologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and social workers have established a framework for assessing and treating opioid-naïve or -dependent patients, using prescription drug monitoring programs, and educating prescribers and patients on multimodal pain management.
As a multidisciplinary leader in musculoskeletal health, we are committed to sharing our expertise with clinicians as we all aim toward a new era of opioid stewardship.
11th Annual Pain Awareness Program: Issues, Challenges, and Treatments
CNE accredited program: This program provides clinically relevant information for nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, case managers, physical therapists and home care clinicians.
Seth A. Waldman, MD, Justin Donofrio, LCSW, Peter W. Grimaldi, MS, PA-C, MBA, MPT, describe the successful three-part approach to helping patients and providers implemented at HSS. Video originally published on November 2, 2017 as part of the Hospital for Special Surgery and Medscape Collaboration.
James D. Beckman, MD and Ellen M. Soffin, MD, PhD explain safe and synergistic methods of controlling pain. share a spine surgery case that embodies recent shifts in managing pain. Originally published on November 2, 2017 as part of the Hospital for Special Surgery and Medscape Collaboration.
James D. Beckman, MD and Ellen M. Soffin, MD, PhD share a spine surgery case that embodies recent shifts in managing pain. Originally published on November 2, 2017 as part of the Hospital for Special Surgery and Medscape Collaboration.
Pregabalin Did Not Improve Pain Management After Spinal Fusions
Michael K. Urban, MD, PhD, Kristy M. Labib, MD, Shane C. Reid, MBS, BA, Amanda K. Goon, BA, Valeria Rotundo, Frank P. Cammisa Jr., MD, Federico P. Girardi, MD
Single Local Infiltration Analgesia (LIA) Aids Early Pain Management After Total Knee Replacement (TKR): An Evidence-Based Review and Commentary
E. Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan, MD, PhD
The Effect of Regional Analgesia on Vascular Tone in Hip Arthroplasty Patients
Enrique A. Goytizolo, MD, Ottokar Stundner, MD, Sandra Hurtado Rúa, PhD, Dorothy Marcello, BA, Valeria Buschiazzo, Ansara M. Vaz, MD, Stavros G. Memtsoudis, MD, PhD
Multimodal Anesthesia & Pain Management
Volume 7, Issue 2 | June 2018
An Evidence-Based Approach to the Prescription Opioid Epidemic in Orthopedic Surgery
Ellen Soffin, MD, PhD, Seth Waldman, MD, Roberta Stack, Gregory Ligouri, MD
NQF's National Quality Partners Playbook: Opioid Stewardship
The essential guide for healthcare organizations and clinicians to support safe and appropriate prescribing of opioids and managing patients' pain.