Acute Pain and Perioperative Care for Surgical Patients with Substance Use Disorders
Surgical patients with an active substance use disorder create special considerations for pain management perioperatively; particularly for those patients with opioid use disorder and/or who are on medication assisted treatment for opioid or alcohol use disorders. Presurgical assessment, a multimodal approach to postoperative pain management, and close coordination with outpatient prescribers both prior to admission and at discharge can improve pain management outcomes and reduce risk of negative sequela from inadequately managed postsurgical pain.
KeywordsAcute pain Opioid use disorder Perioperative pain management Medication assisted therapy
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