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Opioid Minimization: Engaging Surgical Patients in Appropriate Pain Management Conversations

IHI/NPSF Professional Learning Series Webcast

The effect of opioid use has hit the national agenda, with the inappropriate use of opioids now recognized as a public health emergency that is having a significant influence on individuals, families, communities, and health care budgets. It is imperative that the entire health care community and broader community proactively address this issue from a preventative approach. 

Patients undergoing surgery (inpatient and ambulatory) often receive opioids for pain management, and there is ample opportunity to coproduce multimodal approaches to pain management, where opioid use may be substantially reduced or eliminated. 

This webcast offers the rationale and strategies for engaging patients in pre-surgical conversations and planning for multimodal pain management after surgery.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

What You'll Learn

​At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • ​Identify the clinical and societal issues that are impacted by opioid use
  • Describe the patient safety implications of opioid use
  • List barriers that may limit engagement of surgical patients in their pain management choices
  • Describe successful approaches for engaging surgical patients in a discussion around multimodal pain management


​1:00 PM – 1:05 PM ET​Introduction (IHI/NPSF)​
​1:05 PM – 1:45 PM ET​Presentation with PowerPoint (Featured Speaker​​)
​1:45 PM – 1:55 PM ET​Moderated Question and Answer Time (IHI/NPSF and Featured Speaker)
​​1:55 PM – 2:00 PM ET​Closing Remarks (IHI/NPSF)


Featured Speaker​s

Gregory Mancini, MD

Gregory J. Mancini, MD, is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City where earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1995. He attended medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia, where he graduated with honors of Alpha Omega Alpha in June 2000. Dr. Mancini moved to Knoxville to begin his residency in general surgery at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.​

Upon completion of his surgery residency in 2005, Dr. Mancini earned a distinguished fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Missouri. Through this fellowship training, he gained world-class experience in laparoscopic gastrointestinal, endocrine, hernia, and bariatric surgery. His training brings new expertise to Knoxville and The University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Dr. Mancini joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee in July 2006. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. His clinical practice and academic efforts focus on the areas of minimally invasive and robotic surgery. He presents and teaches extensively both regionally and internationally on the topics of gastrointestinal, hernia, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Mancini is the founder and Program Director of the MIS & Bariatric Fellowship at The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. He has numerous publications to his credit in the medical literature and actively participates in basic science and clinical research.
Dr. Mancini is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons the American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery. He is active in national surgical societies such as the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, and the American Hernia Society.

Federico_Frank_Thumb.jpgModerator: Frank Federico, RPh, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), works in the areas of patient safety, application of reliability principles in health care, preventing surgical complications, and improving perinatal care. He is faculty for the IHI Patient Safety Executive Training Program and co-chaired a number of Patient Safety Collaboratives. Prior to joining IHI, Mr. Federico was the Program Director of the Office Practice Evaluation Program and a Loss Prevention/Patient Safety Specialist at Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Affiliated Institutions, and Director of Pharmacy at Children's Hospital, Boston. He has authored numerous patient safety articles, co-authored a book chapter in Achieving Safe and Reliable Healthcare: Strategies and Solutions, and is an Executive Producer of "First, Do No Harm, Part 2: Taking the Lead." Mr. Federico serves as Vice Chair of the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC-MERP). He coaches teams and lectures extensively, nationally and internationally, on patient safety.

Continuing Education

This webcast is approved for a maximum of 1 continuing education credits​ for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, risk managers, quality professionals, CPPS recertification, and general audience. ​

System Requirements

It is important to test your computer in advance of the webcast to make sure that you meet the minimum technical requirements to attend this event. You will also want to test your computer’s ability to stream Flash video, which can also help identify potential firewall issues that could impair your ability to view the webcast. Please visit the links below for more information and be sure to allow sufficient time prior to the event to complete these tests.
Technical Requirements Test
Computer Tips
Minimum technical requirements include:
  • Javascript Enabled
  • Flash Plug-In
  • Pop-Up Blockers Turned Off
  • ​One of the following web browsers: Internet Explorer version 11 or higher, Mozilla Firefox version 52 or higher, Google Chrome version 57 or higher, Apple Safari 8 (on OS X Yosemite), Safari 9 (on OS X El Capitan) or Safari 10 (on OS X Sierra) or higher

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you wish to cancel your enrollment, please contact IHI/NPSF at (617) 391-9900 or by September 5, 2017 (30 days prior to the start of the webcast), to receive a full refund. Unfortunately, we are unable to grant refunds for cancellations made after that time. One attendee may be substituted for another prior to the first meeting of program attendees (via phone, web, or in-person). If we do not receive notice of a cancellation on or before September 5, 2017, full payment will be required, regardless of attendance.​