Improving Pain Strategies in the Emergency Department

with Cynthia Santos, MD

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Zoom | 1–2 pm ET

Dr. Cynthia Santos is Associate Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and is triple board certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Addiction Medicine. She is the Medical Toxicology elective course director and residency scholarly tract leader and is on the International Committee for the American College of Medical Toxicology, where she is a course instructor for the Global Educational Toxicology Toolkit and acts as the committee’s research grant leader. Dr. Santos will discuss a recently awarded grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that aims to develop and implement person-centered treatment approaches for painful conditions frequently treated at the emergency department of University Hospital by adopting innovative pharmaceutical approaches and incorporating alternative nonpharmacological interventions. Under this grant, Dr. Santos and team will incorporate less commonly used pharmaceutical approaches for pain (e.g., IV buprenorphine, INH nitrous oxide, etc.) in the ED setting and will adapt strategies to also apply to the prehospital setting through Emergency Medical Services.

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