“4-10% of opioid naïve patients will continue to use opioids more than 90 days after surgery”

Opioids are good for pain control but there’s another issue, they also numb emotional pain. How do we responsibly deal with this? It’s important to remember: “When you give patients high doses, you’re putting them at risk”.

Long term listeners will recall TopMedTalk spent the best part of our launch year on this topic. If you’re one of our many new listeners please use this huge resource of podcasts to help update your practice and cut down unnecessary risk: https://www.topmedtalk.com/?s=opioid

“We should be minimizing opioids every chance we can”, if you want to cut straight to our groundbreaking talk on opioid free anesthesia please go here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/ebpom-2019-opioid-free-anaesthesia-2/

Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guest Jennifer Lanzillotta-Rangeley, CRNA, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.