Post-Operative Pain Management in CV Surgery

Post operative pain following cardiac surgery is typically minimal and manageable. Pain should be approach with an eye towards minimization of narcotics as earlier as possible in the post-operative course. The concept of “multimodal analgesia” should be employed with a combination of acetaminophen, low dose oral opioids, NSAIDS, and less frequently, anti-convulsants and muscle relaxants. […]

What is a Physician Assistant?

A Physician Assistant, or PA, is an advanced practice clinician who is licensed to practice medicine in collaboration with a supervising physician or surgeon. PAs are licensed to treat and diagnose disease, prescribe therapies and medications, order and interpret tests, and perform other clinical duties as delegated by their collaborating physician. The American Academy of […]