Webinar: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Impacting Postoperative Pain and the Opioid Crisis at Quaternary Academic Care Center

In the face of widespread use of opioid analgesics to treat postsurgical pain, the opioid epidemic and its outcomes have taken today’s media by storm. Drug overdose deaths involving prescription/illicit opioids have become the number one cause of accidental death nationwide, and opioid prescriptions given by perioperative physicians (pain specialists, surgeons, etc.) contribute to it. In an effort to address this public health crisis, a team of innovative physicians and allied health professionals at USC are tackling the source of the problem: the pain.