Alternatives to Opioids (ALTOs) for the treatment of pain: A look at how opioids compare against other treatments
Pain is one of the most common, if not the most common, presenting complaint in most clinics and hospitals. For the frequency with which pain is managed, understanding of pain physiology and treatment is often neglected in medical training. In this lecture, Dr. Stader will discuss pain physiology and how to identify different types of pain. The lecture explores a holistic philosophy of pain control that emphasizes multimodal management and the expert use of “alternatives to opioids” to effectively treat most pain conditions. Throughout this lecture, both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies will be explored as well as how to integrate different treatment modalities into practice to achieve the best, safest pain control for your patients.
This pre-recorded webinar, by speaker Don Stader, MD, FACEP, will take an estimated 75 minutes to complete.
Advanced Practice Clinicians
- Understand the multimodal philosophy of pain control.
- Discuss evidence for commonly used pharmacologic and non pharmacologic pain management strategies.
- Compare opioids vs ALTOs for painful conditions including chronic pain, back pain, acute pain, and postoperative pain.
- Address common myths of non-opioid pain control.
This is webinar 3 of 8 for the Compass Opioid Stewardship Certificate Program.
Don Stader, MD, FACEP
Don Stader, MD, FACEP, is an emergency physician, opioid expert, film producer and innovator. He works at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, CO, where he serves as the section chair of emergency medicine and associate ED medical director. Stader holds a medical degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine and attended emergency medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He is the Past President of the Colorado chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (COACEP) and former President of the Emergency Medicine Resident's Association (EMRA). He is also founder and past chair of Colorado ACEP's Opioid Task Force, Editor-in-Chief of COACEP's 2017 Opioid Prescribing and Treatment Guidelines and the leader of CO's CURE, an effort to create multidisciplinary opioid prescribing and treatment guidelines for the state of Colorado. Stader is the Senior Pain Management and Opioid Policy Physician Adviser for the Colorado Hospital Association and serves on multiple national and local committees addressing the opioid epidemic in Colorado and across the nation. He is the founder and chair emeritus of the nonprofit, The Emergency Medical Minute, which provides free online emergency medical education via podcasts and video.
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