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. Describe the importance of multimodal pain management strategies for patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery.
3. Describe the literature supporting the safety of intraoperative methadone.
4. Explain the analgesic effect of NMDA receptor antagonists.
5. Describe the incidence of opioid dependence and risk of developing opioid dependence in the thoracic surgery patient population.
6. Explain the link between reduced lung cancer survival and prolonged opioid use.
Michael Chalifoux, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Medical Center
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.
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.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours