1. Identify the best practices for perioperative management of opioids for both patients who chronically use opioids and those who are opioid naïve.
2. Recognize the importance and significance of mental health diagnoses and their impact on surgical outcomes.
3. Determine how to effectively communicate with patients about prescriptions of opioids around the time of surgery.
4. Recognize the standards of care for prescribing opioids and state and federal regulations surrounding the prescriptions.