Expert Faculty Share New Perspectives and Protocols for Acute Pain Management

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A newly launched CME Snack features Dr. Mark Gold and Dr. Hassan Mir as they discuss the shift among orthopedic surgeons to non-opioid treatment options.

CME Outfitters (CMEO), a leading accredited provider of continuing medical education, is excited to announce a new CME Snack, New Perspectives and Approaches from Orthopedic Surgeons for the Management of Acute Pain, hosted by Mark S. Gold, MD and Hassan R. Mir, MD, MBA. This 20-minute online activity is part of a CME Outfitters and USF Health nationwide educational initiative to combat inappropriate use of opioids in the management of acute and chronic pain. The project, Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: A Call to Action to Save Our Communities, is supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.

In this free CME Snack, Dr. Gold and Dr. Mir focus on the management of pain in an orthopedic setting. Orthopedic surgeons’ prescribing of opioids is disproportionate to the size of their specialty. To meet the pain needs of patients and minimize opioid prescribing, the Orthopedic Trauma Association has released new acute pain guidelines that emphasize precise prescribing within multimodal treatment plans that integrate non-opioid medications, cognitive strategies, and physical strategies such as immobilization, ice, elevation, and physical therapy. Not meant to be a one-size-fits-all standard of treatment, physicians should use the guidelines as a starting point when practicing the art of medicine. The opioid epidemic is a complex issue, and combatting this crisis not only requires responsible prescribing – including limiting the amount of opioids used and alternative treatments – but also requires a personal approach, remembering that there is a whole person attached to the pain, and discussions on other issues needing treatment are key to providing the patient with the best pain management plan.

For more information on this activity, credit available, or to participate for free, click here.

To learn more about CME Outfitters & USF Health’s initiative, Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: A Call to Action to Save Our Communities, click here.

For a complete list of upcoming and available activities from CME Outfitters, visit

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