Establishing an Acute Pain Medicine Program That Adds Value

November 22, 2017

Anesthesiology News

Edward R. Mariano, MD, MAS

With growing concern regarding the opioid epidemic in the United States, Dr. Edward Mariano, Chief of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine outlines a series of strategies for success for hospitals in starting an acute pain medicine program. Initiating an acute pain medicine program can add significant value to a hospital through improved post-operative pain control, faster recovery, decreased side effects, and higher patient satisfaction. Dr. Mariano’s recently published article in a special edition of Anesthesiology News directs hospitals on how to start a Perioperative Surgical Home model, including the use of ultrasound guidance when performing regional anesthesia techniques, and be successful. Read this article to learn more and watch the associated video: