Surgical Procedures General Information
The Surgical Pain Consortium (SPC) promotes best practice recommendations for optimal management of pain related to surgical trauma.
Examination of current postsurgical pain management standards of care reveals that there are alarming gaps in knowledge and practice in how postsurgical pain is managed across the United States healthcare continuum. This presents an opportunity to make an exceptional contribution to this area of practice, an endeavor that can only be accomplished with direct involvement of and guidance from key multidisciplinary leaders in perioperative pain management.
The current state of postsurgical pain management is associated with an enormous cost and patient safety burden for surgery centers and hospitals.
Managing surgical pain remains a complex and non-uniform process, traversing different geographical and practice strata, often resulting in unnecessary financial and safety burdens for both patients and the healthcare system. The Surgical Pain Consortium endeavors to close existing gaps in management of surgical pain through knowledge, evidence, and recommendations.
The Surgical Pain Consortium provides procedure-specific multimodal pain management recommendations that are built on a foundation of clinical evidence, while considering recently optimized multimodal pain management approaches.