This question and answer session is a valuable insight into where the latest thinking is as regards tackling the opioid crisis. How do we get to an understanding where the entire continuum of care is on the same page as regards pain relief? What’s the level of adoption for opioid free anaesthesia? Can re-languaging pain or “re-writing the narrative” help, for example is it better to speak of ‘comfort levels’ as opposed to pain? What’s the latest thinking as regards caffeine as an aid to comfort? Should we be worried about post operative delerium as regards ketamine use? What about gabapentinoids in the elderly? What about Midazolam? What should we send patients home with afterwards?
Presented by Michael Manning, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor at Duke University Medical Center, Director of research for the Perioperative Medicine Fellowship at Duke.