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It is now recognised that the perioperative use of opioids, whilst viewed by many as fundamental for modern anaesthetic practice, has the significant potential to cause long-term harm. These include persistent postoperative opioid use, opioid misuse in friends, family and others from opioid diversion, hypoxic brain injury and death from opioid induced ventilatory impairment (both in hospital and after discharge), and road traffic collisions caused by drug driving.
Whilst these harms were first recognised in North America, it is increasingly recognised that unfettered post-operative use of opioids is now causing harm globally.
This seminar will complement the recently published article in Anaesthesia “An international multidisciplinary consensus statement on the prevention of opioid-related harm in adult surgical patients” and discuss the strategies that need to be implemented by organisations and individuals globally to reduce opioid-related harm in adult surgical patients. To reflect the global pandemic, the speakers are from Europe, Australasia and North America.
After the presentations there will be an opportunity for questions to discuss in detail what practical steps are required to reduce opioid-related harm in adult surgical patients.
Organisers and Chairs
, Prof William Fawcett and Dr Nicholas Levy
Impact of opioid related adverse drug events in the surgical population - Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly
Drivers and recommendations to mitigate PPOU - Dr Jane Quinlan
Drivers and recommendations to mitigate OIVI - Prof Pamela Macintyre
, Director of the Acute Pain Service (APS) at the Royal Adelaide Hospital
Opioid stewardship Programs - Dr Ed Mariano
, Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and Chief of the Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Round table discussion, speakers plus Dr Nicholas Levy, chaired by Prof William Fawcett