After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Describe the roles of the members of the health care team in their respective responsibilities for quality care.
2. Define opioid use disorder and understand the criteria used to diagnose this disorder.
3. Name the opioid receptors affected by buprenorphine and methadone and how these affect the pharmacodynamics of these drugs.
4. Describe the challenges in managing opioid tolerant patients perioperatively.
5. Describe the current model for managing patients on buprenorphine and methadone opioid substitution therapy perioperatively for both elective and emergent surgeries.
6. Describe the non-opioid pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic adjuncts available for multi-modal pain management.


Swati Choudhary, MD
Anesthesia Resident
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Medical Center 

Faculty Disclosure
None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.

Session date: 
08/22/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am EDT
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Chicopee/Agawam Conference Room
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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