Coming to an Infusion Center Near You: Intravenous Lidocaine
Recorded On: 11/02/2019
The misuse and addiction to opioids has become a national epidemic and a public health care crisis. While opioids can be safely used to treat some pain, the overuse and sometimes irresponsible prescribing of opioids to treat chronic pain has come under much scrutiny. The opioid sparing properties of lidocaine makes lidocaine infusion a viable option for pain control in opioid-dependent patients. This session will provide information about managing both acute and chronic pain with infused lidocaine and how to do it safely.
Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will recognize the need for managing pain with non-addictive strategies such as lidocaine infusion.
Enas Kandil MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Management, University of Texas Southwestern
Dr. Kandil MD, MSc, is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. Her subspecialty is Pain Management with double board certification from the American Board of Anesthesiologists and is FIPP-certified from the World Institute of Pain. Dr. Kandil has done many lidocaine infusions in her anesthesia and pain practice. She is the lead author of a review article detailing benefits of lidocaine infusions for various conditions.
CRNI® RUs: 2
This entire program has been approved for 2 CRNI® recertification units and meets the INS Meeting criteria.
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2019 National Academy in San Diego, CA are not eligible to receive CRNI® recertification units through this online program.
Contact Hours: 1
To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2019 National Academy in San Diego, CA are not eligible to receive contact hours through this online program.
Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: November 2, 2022
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