Sawsan As-Sanie, MD, MPH (Moderator)
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Fellowship; Director, Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Consultative Clinic, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Frank F. Tu, MD, MPH
Division Director, Gynecological Pain and Minimally Invasive Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston; Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Ronald A. Wasserman, MD
Assistant Professor and Service Chief, Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology; Director, Back and Pain Center, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
||Discuss the adverse effects of undertreated postoperative pain.
||Describe risk factors for increased pain and opioid consumption in the acute postoperative period.
||List the indications for and pharmacologic approaches to preventive analgesia to reduce postoperative pain.
||Discuss the indications for and efficacy of transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks in gynecologic surgery.
||Describe the utility of injecting local anesthetics into surgical incisions to reduce postoperative pain.
||Identify populations that are at greater risk for adverse effects with opioid therapy.
||Describe strategies to reduce the risk of adverse events when treating patients with opioid therapy.