Davinder S. Ramsingh, MD
With the release on May 30, 2019 of the final report from the Federal government’s Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, anesthesiologists need specific case studies on how to implement recommendations in their hospitals. This OR Today article, published by Davinder S. Ramsingh, MD, Director of Research and Perioperative Ultrasound at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, shares ten applications of point-of-care ultrasound, a modality mentioned in Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) clinical practice guidelines. The Task Force’s final report recommends to clinicians the use of multidisciplinary and multimodal approaches for perioperative pain control in selected patients at higher risk for opioid use disorder. Read Dr. Ramsingh’s article to learn more about how anesthesiologists and pain medicine specialties can incorporate point-of-care ultrasound with regional anesthesia or TEE, both potential elements of these multi-modality approaches.