This podcast includes discussion about psychological optimisation for surgery; who should have it, what does it mean and how does it work? Further conversation moves into weaning patients off opioids in advance of surgery and cutting their dependency afterwards. Also, the question of consent to opioids during and after surgery comes up – should we be educating patients more and is it time to look more deeply at the issue of consent?
Hosted by Desiree Chappell and Vicki Morton featuring Dr. Padma Gulur, anesthesiologist and a Pain Medicine Specialist who sees patients at Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Pain Medicine and Duke Perioperative Pain Care.
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