Jun 3, 2019
What's the current thinking on pain management and the 'opioid
crisis'? On reflection were people wrong to emphasise the message
that 'pain is the fifth vital sign'? How did 'pain management'
instead become 'opioid management'?
The UK has had a slightly different ride to the US in this
respect, although not without its problems, could that be due to
this 'fifth vital sign' message being less popular on the other
side of the atlantic? Is it important to manage expectations and
emphasise patient comfort rather than a total absence of any pain
Presented by Monty Mythen with his
guests Mike Grocott, Professor of Anaesthesia
and critical care at the University of Southampton and a member of
The Morpheus Consortium; Dr. Padma Gulur,
anesthesiologist and a Pain Medicine Specialist who sees patients
at Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Pain Medicine and Duke
Perioperative Pain Care; Annemarie Thompson,
MD, Director, Residency Program, Professor of Anesthesiology at
Duke University School of Medicine.