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10/29/2020 Anesthesiology Grand Rounds - Perioperative Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Anesthesiologists and anesthesiologists-in-training and other anesthesia professionals, nurse anesthetists and anesthesia assistants.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the trajectory of the opioid epidemic in the United States, and our role as the leading opioid consumers in the world​
  • Recognize the difference between opioid induced hyperalgesia and acute opioid tolerance, and how increasing opioid doses will affect each problem​
  • Recognize importance of implementing multimodal pain regimens intraoperatively to minimize intraoperative and postoperative opioid use

Suggested Additional Reading & Joint Sponsor Statement - Note: This Accreditation Statement Supersedes All Other Statements:

Suggested Additional Reading

  1. Berkow, L. C et al. The technology of video laryngoscopy. Anesth. Analg 2018 May;126(5):1527-1534​
  2. Cook, T. M. et al. Major complications of airway management in the UK:​ Results of the Fourth National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society. Part 1: Anaesthesia. ​ Br. J. Anaesth. 2011 May;106(5):617-31​.
  3. Joffe AM et al. Management of Difficult Tracheal Intubation: A Closed Claims Analysis. Anesthesiology. 2019 Oct;131(4):818-829​.

Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Christina Hayhurst, MD — Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.