Are you a health professional who treats kids with chronic pain? Researchers at The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) would like to understand more about your clinical experiences in a 15-minute survey Participate here: https://t.co/071uD1wMw0
QUESTION OF THE MONTH/VISUAL PEARLS/POLLS OF THE MONTH
June 2023 QUESTION OF THE MONTH
A 19 year male is on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) with Buprenorphine maintenance daily. His current dosage is 6 mg of buprenorphine daily. He is scheduled for a NUSS procedure.
As his AYA (Adolescent and Young Adult) Pain Doctor what would you advise the patient about his Buprenorphine perioperatively?
A. It should be increased few days prior to the surgery
B. It should be continued during the perioperative period at the same dose
C. It should be stopped 48 hrs prior to the surgery
D. It should be stopped 5 days prior to the surgery
May 2023 POLL OF THE MONTH