Gabapentin is often used in a multi-model pain management strategy in both peri- and post-operative setting. Little data exists looking at the adverse effects of this practice. Join host Geoff Wall, as he reviews data from a new study looking at this question.
Gabapentin’s data is sparse for use in postoperative pain; however, new data suggest use after orthopedic surgery is associated with poor outcomes.
00:00 - Introductions
00:58 - The Current Use of Gabapentin
03:19 - Perioperative Gabapentin Study
09:34 - GameChanger: Study Findings
15:30 - Connecting to Practice: Gabapentin on Order Sets
16:52 - Closing Remarks
Geoff Wall, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, CGP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University
Internal Medicine/Critical Care, UnityPoint Health
References and Resources
Perioperative Gabapentin Use and In-Hospital Adverse Clinical Events Among Older Adults After Major Surgery
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