Opioid Use and Spinal Cord Stimulation

Review the journal article and evidentiary table that analyzes the methodology and findings of a study examining adverse events after spinal cord stimulator placement or revision in patients whose anticoagulants had been held. The paper, Safety of Spinal Cord Stimulation in Patients Who Routinely Use Anticoagulants, was critically reviewed by SIS Research Division members Joe Lee, MD and W. Jeremy Beckworth, MD.

Once you review the article and evidentiary table, you will be asked to complete a quiz to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits.

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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
Dermot Maher, MD
Nothing to disclose

Fahad Khan, MD

Nothing to disclose

OTHER DISCLOSURES
Dermot Maher, MD
Nothing to disclose

Fahad Khan, 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 1.0 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: 7
/31/2018
Date of Activity Expiration: 7/30/2021

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