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Kamal G. Khalil, MD, FACS

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery,
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston,
Houston, Texas

Mina L. Boutrous, MD

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery,
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston,
Houston, Texas

Adel D. Irani, MD, FACS

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery,
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston,
Houston, Texas

Charles C. Miller III, PhD

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery,
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston,
Houston, Texas

Timothy R. Pawelek, MD

Department of Anesthesia,
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston,
Houston, Texas

Anthony L. Estrera, MD

Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery,
Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute,
Houston, Texas

Hazim J. Safi, MD

Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery,
Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute,
Houston, Texas

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- evaluate the impact of post- thoracotomy pain control on outcome.
- compare the advantages and limitations of various postoperative pain control strategies for open thoracotomy patients.
- discuss the availability of therapeutic long acting local anesthetics that can be used for prolonged analgesic effect.
- describe how infiltration of long acting local anesthetics can achieve postoperative pain control that is comparable to epidural analgesia.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2015-Dec-01
Expiration Date:2017-Dec-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$470.00/yr
System Requirements:
Internet Access and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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