The Impact of a Multimodal Pain Management Protocol

    When a chart audit of total hip arthroplasty patients showed great variability in for pain management prescribing practices, anesthesiologists and orthopaedic surgeons at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, got together to develop an evidence-based multimodal pain management protocol that everyone would follow.

    Results of a study comparing length of stay and patient satisfaction before and after implementation of the new protocol were presented at last year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists by Brian Ohlendorf, MD, an anesthesiologist at Duke.

    We caught up with him and asked him to describe the study methodology and findings. Click the image above to hear his comments.

    Producer: Susan Doan-Johnson; Director and Post Production: Michael Bugera