Everyone knows that kids are not just little adults, and that’s as true in pain management after surgery or trauma as anywhere else. In this hour of SPOTS, we talk with pediatric anesthesiologists Tim Casias, MD and Jared Hylton, MD about the pediatric specific prescribing of opioids, and good opioid alternatives.

This session includes information from the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Health Information Organization about opioid prescribing for common surgical procedures in Wisconsin. That data was the inspiration for our educational video, Codeine and Tramadol: It’s Not Worth the Risk which you can see here.

This session, and all the SPOTS sessions, can be watched here on SaferOpioids.com, or you can get an hour of free Continuing Medical Education credit (including opioid CME in Wisconsin) by clicking here.

Reference: Data from the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) and Wisconsin Hospital Organization (WHA)

Accreditation Statement 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, SCRTAC, and SCWIHERC. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been approved by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board as meeting the requirements for a continuing education course on the responsible opioid prescribing guidelines. MEB#: MED-1067

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours. The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 CEUs or 1 hours.

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