Reducing Perioperative Exposure to Opioid Analgesics

The opioid crisis has been gaining national attention the last decade as a misused prescription pain medication. Opioids have long been the core of perioperative and surgical analgesia and considered low risk for addiction. However, emerging clinical data suggest that patients who receive opioids during and after surgery may develop long-term opioid use.

Read the Performance Improvement Study that was done at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY about how providers can create pain management programs that limit narcotic exposure but still adequately manage patients' pain.