Opioid Edition 2: Managing Acute and Chronic Pain
Guest: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. (@hmgazelkamd)
Host: Tracy McCray
Episode 2 of 10: What are the different guidelines when treating chronic versus acute pain with opioid therapy? Dr. Halena Gazelka, an anesthesiologist boarded in pain and palliative medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, talks about the importance of “starting low and going slow.” What are the alternatives for chronic pain management? Dr. Gazelka also covers non-pharmacological and implantable device alternatives for the treatment of pain.
Claim CME credit at ce.mayo.edu/opioidpc. This episode is required to be compliant with controlled substance prescribing guidelines in the state of Minnesota.