Pre-op Cannibis Use Associated More Post-Op Pain, Opiate Use

In an online-first article in Anesthesia News a study presented at the 2022 annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists found adults who use cannabis have more pain after surgery and consume more opiates than those who don’t use the drug, Elyad Ekrami, MD, a lead author of the study and clinical research fellow …

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Former Federal Prosecutor States Opiate Crisis Far Worse…

In his tweet “Things I learned working as an Assistant US Attorney prosecuting violent crime in St Louis, America’s murder capital” former federal prosecutor Will Scharf called out in one fell-swoop the mainstream media for under-reporting, Washington for it’s open border policies, and the Chinese Communist Party for their complicity in the fentanyl epidemic raging …

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NC To Mandate Continuing Education On Practitioner Substance Abuse And Mental Health

The NC Legislature has adopted NCAC 16R(I).0206 requiring NC dentists and hygienists to complete 1 hour of continuing education on practitioner substance abuse and mental health every 2 years. This requirement is NOT satisfied by the completion of an approved controlled substance prescribing course. This new requirement exclusively impacts NC dental licensees as no other …

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2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

On Thursday, November 3, 2022, the CDC released it’s most recent recommendations for the prescribing of opioids for acute, subacute, and chronic pain. The new guidelines provide 12 recommendations relating to the use of opioids and mostly favor a more individualized approach. However, the CDC issued a guideline much stronger than the 2016 version defining …

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Not Your Mother Or Father’s Skittles…

This year Halloween may present more difficulties for parents and unsuspecting trick-or-treaters. In an article by Pain Medicine News it is reported in August 2022 the DEA and its law enforcement partners seized “rainbow fentanyl” in 18 states. The agency believes the multicolored, candy-like appearance of the highly addictive and potentially deadly drug is designed …

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We Have News!

We at CE Dojo are pleased to announce our association with Total Medical Compliance (TMC). Total Medical Compliance is a small, family-owned business with national reach that helps clients achieve a safe environment for patients and employees by delivering customized, expert compliance solutions and working alongside clients to provide a personalized experience with extraordinary customer …

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Office Based Anesthesia Guidelines Should Be Reviewed – Recent Thailand COVID Vaccine Study

The extension of the Emergency Use Authorization of COVID mRNA “vaccines” into the young adult/adolescent population has demonstrated – especially in male patients – an association of cardiac abnormalities namely perimyocarditis. I have been concerned about myocarditis as a risk factor for outpatient anesthesia – especially in oral surgery – since the demographic in question …

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A Veritable Quandary?

One of the most common questions we hear from licensed dental healthcare professionals when considering the prospect of dropping their federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) permit is “Can I do that?” The answer is “Yes you can”. Your professional license issued by the state in which you practice affords the ability to conduct patient care …

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A Shift In Thinking

We need to rethink the way acute pain is managed. We tend to think of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory or acetaminophen whether used alone or in combination (non-opiate multimodal anaglesic therapy) as “alternatives” to opiates…when in fact we should actually consider the converse…that opiates are the alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents – alone or in combination. We …

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