Posted: May 18, 2012

A Rational, Evidence-based Approach to Non-opioid Anesthesia


With growing concern over negative effects of opioid use during surgery for high risk patients, such as the morbidly obese, elderly, and people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), there is a want for a non-opioid, or opioid-sparing, anesthesia. This resource outlines a rational, evidence-based approach to such an anesthetic.


UME, Case Presentation, Resident, GME, Evidence-based, CME, Research, Faculty, Clinic, Non-narcotic, Anesthetics, Anesthesia, Dexmedetomidine, Ketamine, Acetaminophen, Ketorolac


Dustin Coyle, University of Utah School of Medicine