Postoperative Multimodal Analgesia in Cardiac Surgery
Critical Care Clinics
Cardiac surgery; Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS); Multimodal pain management; Opioids; Postoperative pain
Multimodal pain management of cardiac surgical patients is a paradigm shift in postoperative care. This promising approach features complementary medications and techniques that spare opioids and improves symptomatic and functional recovery. Although the specific elements remain to be defined, the collaboration of the health care team and patient and continuous iterative programmatic improvements are important pillars of this approach.
Barr, L., Boss, M., Mazzeffi, M., Taylor, B., & Salenger, R. (2020). Postoperative Multimodal Analgesia in Cardiac Surgery. Critical Care Clinics, 36 (4). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccc.2020.06.003