Driving After an Epidural Steroid Injection Without Sedation

Myth: Driving is safe after an epidural steroid injection (ESI) procedure without the use of sedation. Learn about the facts surrounding this myth and the best practices to support safe performance of interventional pain procedures in your practice.

Each participant will read the FactFinder and will answer post-test questions to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits.

Authors

Zachary L. McCormick, MD; Byron J. Schneider, MD; and Clark Smith, MD, MPH on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Patient Safety Committee.

Copyright
Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

Educational Objectives 
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional spine procedures 
  • Cite the evidentiary basis for risk mitigation strategies in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures

Author Disclosures Information
RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
Byron J. Schneider, MD
Nothing to disclose

Zachary McCormick, MD
Nothing to disclose

David O'Brien Jr., MD
Nothing to disclose

Michael P. Bunch, MD
Nothing to disclose

Clark C. Smith, MD
Nothing to disclose

OTHER DISCLOSURES
Byron J. Schneider, MD
Consultant: Professional Disabilities Associates
Advisory committee: Tennessee State Technical Advisory Group - Spine Episodes of Care
Position in physician society/association:
NASS, SIS
Travel expenses: AAPM&R, NASS, SIS

Zachary McCormick, MD
Grant support: SIS, Foundation of PM&R, Midwest Pain Society
Travel expenses: SIS

David O'Brien Jr., MD
Position in physician society/association: NASS
Speaker: NASS
Travel expenses: NASS

Michael P. Bunch, MD
Nothing to disclose

Clark C. Smith, MD
Nothing to disclose

Accreditation Statement
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Activity Release:
 6/12/2018
Date of Activity Expiration: 6/11/2021

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