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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- recognize that the risk of opioid related deaths has increased exponentially over the last decade.
- identify that thoracic surgical procedures are associated with a higher incidence of chronic opioid use.
- identify that there are multiple other deleterious effects of chronic opioid use after surgery.
- model multi-modality analgesic strategies to reduce perioperative opioid use.
- outline minimally invasive surgery and enhanced recovery programs that are designed to reduce dependence on use of opioids after lung resection surgery.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2020-Jan-01
Expiration Date:2022-Jan-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
System Requirements:
Internet Access and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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