Poll: Opioid Management Following Cardiovascular Surgery

Increasing awareness and national attention regarding excessive opioid prescriptions, associated negative repercussions, along with widespread use of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols in the current opioid epidemic have led many cardiac surgery teams to implement practice changes regarding pain management with the key goal of limiting perioperative and postoperative opioid use.

Clinical Topics: Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Care Team, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Statins

Keywords: Analgesics, Opioid, Hydromorphone, Anesthetics, Local, Ketorolac, Ketamine, Analgesia, Patient-Controlled, Pain Management, Fentanyl, Methadone, Patient Discharge, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, Opioid Epidemic, Opioid-Related Disorders, Prescriptions, Cardiac Surgical Procedures, Reference Standards, Hospitals

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