The U.S. opioid epidemic continues and drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled during the past few years. Many patients who present for surgery and anesthesia may already be opioid-dependent. Strategies are needed to reduce the use of opioids before, after, and for long-term pain management.
This activity is accredited for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. The webinar will be available on-demand after the live portion with downloads of the transcript and educational slides posted (see Downloads). There is no charge for this activity.
Planned and developed by Medavera, Inc. and supported by an educational grant from Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Envision Physician Services has made this educational program available to their anesthesia clinicians.
Algiatry, Addiction Medicine,
Resolute Pain Solutions
Port St. Lucie, Florida
Dr. Kuchera is a graduate of the University of Florida School of Medicine. He completed his internship at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is board certified in three areas: Anesthesiology, Addiction Medicine, and Pain Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Academy of Pain Management.
When he isn’t blocking and alleviating pain, he moonlights as an accomplished acoustic guitarist, part of The String Assassins, a popular band that derives inspiration from rock, punk, and bluegrass music to deliver creative and energetic performances in the Palm Coast region.
Complex Care Consulting LLC Chair,
Legislative Advocacy Committee
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Dr. Waller is an addiction, pain, and emergency medicine specialist and now the Managing Partner of Complex Care Consulting LLC and Chair of the Legislative Advocacy Committee for the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). In these roles he is directly responsible for Consultation regarding Treatment System Development and education as well as all Washington DC related matters for ASAM. Dr. Waller has also worked extensively with local, state and Federal law enforcement on the issues of controlled substance diversion and interdiction.
Dr. Waller earned a Master’s of Science in Biology with a neuro-molecular focus at Southwest Texas State University and earned his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and is board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine.
Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology,
Palms West Children's Hospital
Pediatric Anesthesia Site Director,
Kendall Regional Medical Center Residency Program,
FIU Herbert Wertheim
College of Medicine
Loxahatchee, Florida and Miami, Florida
Dr. Sarah Rebstock is Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Palms West Children’s Hospital. She received her medical degree from Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany) and completed her internship, residency, and fellowship at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/Penn State Hershey College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. While serving as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Hershey College of Medicine, she established the first pediatric pain medicine clinic at this institution. After relocating, she completed a Master of Science degree in Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of Florida.
Dr. Rebstock is board certified in both anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology. She is actively involved in developing pain medicine educational programs for pediatric caregivers, including nurses, residents, and other pediatric clinicians. She speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and German.
Pain Management Center
St. Francis Hospital
Roslyn, New York
Dr. Daniel Sajewski is a board certified anesthesiologist and is affiliated with Catholic Health/St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York. He received his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed his anesthesia training at Yale New Haven Hospital. He is Director of the Pain Management Center at St. Francis Hospital.
Dr. Sajewski has developed novel opioid-sparing pain management protocols and he shares his expertise on the national stage as a well-traveled speaker/educator in this area.
Physicians - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC. PeerPoint is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
PeerPoint designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses - Educational Review Systems is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nursing Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider # 5-115. This program is approved for 1 hour of continuing nursing education. Educational Review Systems is also approved for nursing continuing education by the state of California, the state of Florida and the District of Columbia.
Pharmacists - Educational Review Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is approved for 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Proof of participation will be posted to your NABP CPE profile within 4 to 6 weeks to participants who have successfully completed the post-test. Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit. UAN# 0761-9999-18-037-L01-P