Meeting the Moment: How the Opioid Crisis Has Changed the Way We Study, Evaluate and Treat Patients (Session 3)
This is a three-part information series presented by the University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology and the Office of Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship:
For more information, view the event flyer here.
* View the first event in the Series (from September 13) here.
Session 3: Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Future Directions (8-9pm: 1 CME Credit)
This session will explore novel protocols being developed at UVA that address what happens to pain medications prescribed to our patients. A discharge protocol to educate patients being sent home with opioids would also provide them with a lockbox and a dose of Narcan to reverse accidental overdose. A program that ensures safe disposal of unused opioids and other medications will also decrease the likelihood of perpetuating the opioid crisis in our community.
For the interdisciplinary panel that will follow, we invite participants to submit questions related to assessing and treating pain prior to the session. Specialists available for discussion include our medical (Anesthesiology and PM & R) and psychology faculty members as well as representatives from a variety of disciplines such as chaplaincy, social work, pharmacy, addiction medicine and adolescent psychology.