Multimodal Pain Management in the Perioperative Setting
Open Journal of Anesthesiology
In the context of the current U.S. opioid crisis, there is renewed interest and heightened relevance in the practice of multimodal analgesia for postoperative surgical patients. The goal of this review article is to present an accounting of the available opioid and non-opioid pharmacologic agents, regional analgesia techniques, and complementary modalities that may be considered for optimal pain relief in the perioperative setting. In adhering to the practice of multimodal pain therapy, clinicians improve the quality of pain control and reduce reliance on opioid use. There is strong evidence to support the benefits of multimodal analgesia.
Sherman, M., Sethi, S., Hindle, A. K., & Chanza, T. (2020). Multimodal Pain Management in the Perioperative Setting. Open Journal of Anesthesiology, 10 (). http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojanes.2020.102005