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Perioperative Pain Control for the Opioid Tolerant Patient

This module is intended to help the prescriber reference opioid prescribing practices for the management or treatment of pain, or for the treatment of opioid use disorders.

Activity Details
Start Date: October 23, 2017
End Date: October 23, 2019
  • Bruce Vrooman, MD and Gary Freed, MD; D-H Lebanon

There is no fee for this activity, but to receive credit you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access).

Learning Outcome(s)

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to discuss the prevalence of opioid prescribing in general surgery and recommend options for perioperative interventions that will influence the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid use in this patient population.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation
  • Complete the activity evaluation. (you must register to access).
Speaker Disclosure

The following RSS Physician Director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for Perioperative Pain Control for the Opioid Tolerant Patient (Surgery Grand Rounds) have reported the following financial interest or relationship* with various companies/organizations. All potential conflict(s) were resolved.

  • Richard J. Barth, MD is a Major Stockholder in CairnSurgical LLC
  • M. Shane Chapman, MD has grant/research support from Pfizer, Eli Lily, and DUSA; is a consultant for Celgene, Genentech
  • Richard J. Powell, MD is a consultant for AnGes, Inc.
  • John D. Seigne, MD is a stockholder in Johnson & Johnson
  • Michael E. Zegans, MD has grant/research support from MedImmune, NIH, and NASA

These conflicts have been resolved by altering the individuals’ control over content about the products or services of the commercial interest by Kari Rosenkranz, MD.

Other planning committee member(s), speaker(s), activity director(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this program report no financial interest or relationship* with any company(ies) or organizations whose product may be germane to the content of their presentations.

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education and the Nursing Continuing Education Council standards set forth by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation, continuing medical education and nursing education activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have been asked to disclose any financial relationship* they have to a commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients). Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given activity. There were no individuals in a position to control the content who refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions regarding accreditation of the activity:
Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

For more information on this topic, please go to: https://www.oplc.nh.gov/medicine/opioid-prescribing.htm

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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