First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Cynthia LouroFollow

Participation Type

Poster

Mentor/s

Dr. Eileen Yost

Location

University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-20-2018 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-20-2018 3:00 PM

Abstract

Multimodal pain management is the action of utilizing at least two different medication classes mechanisms in conjunction with non-pharamacologic measures in order to optimize pain relief.

Introduction: This teaching tool will be used to educate nurses on the use of Multimodal medications prior and after surgical procedures. With the recent increase in opioid prescription abuse, multimodal medications should be a first-line option utilized to help manage pain with minimal or no opioids throughout the operative process.

Background: Pain after a surgical procedure is common and is often expected. Common Multimodal Analgesia Regimens include Acetaminophen, NSAIDs, COX-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, Gabapentin or Pregabalin, as well as nerve blocks. Greenwich Hospital utilizes all of these modals for pain management. Multimodal analgesia can also be used when the patient is discharged after surgery which will hopefully decrease the amount of opioids prescribed upon discharge.

Purpose: The purpose of using multimodal pain management at Greenwich Hospital is to not only provide patients with a more controlled pain management regimen but also address and lessen the current opioid crisis seen within our nation today.

Implementation: This form of pain management will be implemented by the nurses through communication and working alongside our patient and their physician to discover which combination of multimodal regimens is most effective for them. Education will also be provided on the interest related to decreasing the opioid prescriptions overall.

Conclusion: Utilizing the multimodal approach is the approach of choice for relieving postoperative pain. Incorporating this method can help to minimize side effects associated with opioid use and make strides towards fixing the current opioid crisis.

College

College of Nursing

College and Major available

Nursing BSN

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Cynthia Louro, Nursing major, Honors minor

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Apr 20th, 1:00 PM Apr 20th, 3:00 PM

Multimodal Analgesia: Optimizing Perioperative Pain Management

University Commons

Multimodal pain management is the action of utilizing at least two different medication classes mechanisms in conjunction with non-pharamacologic measures in order to optimize pain relief.

Introduction: This teaching tool will be used to educate nurses on the use of Multimodal medications prior and after surgical procedures. With the recent increase in opioid prescription abuse, multimodal medications should be a first-line option utilized to help manage pain with minimal or no opioids throughout the operative process.

Background: Pain after a surgical procedure is common and is often expected. Common Multimodal Analgesia Regimens include Acetaminophen, NSAIDs, COX-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, Gabapentin or Pregabalin, as well as nerve blocks. Greenwich Hospital utilizes all of these modals for pain management. Multimodal analgesia can also be used when the patient is discharged after surgery which will hopefully decrease the amount of opioids prescribed upon discharge.

Purpose: The purpose of using multimodal pain management at Greenwich Hospital is to not only provide patients with a more controlled pain management regimen but also address and lessen the current opioid crisis seen within our nation today.

Implementation: This form of pain management will be implemented by the nurses through communication and working alongside our patient and their physician to discover which combination of multimodal regimens is most effective for them. Education will also be provided on the interest related to decreasing the opioid prescriptions overall.

Conclusion: Utilizing the multimodal approach is the approach of choice for relieving postoperative pain. Incorporating this method can help to minimize side effects associated with opioid use and make strides towards fixing the current opioid crisis.

 

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