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.
KeywordsUME, 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
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