Katie Antony, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Melissa Meyer, MD, 2021 UW Ob-Gyn residency graduate, co-authored a new article in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine.
In “A standardized post-cesarean analgesia regimen reduces postpartum opioid use”, Antony and Meyer evaluated a standardized protocol of pain medications after C-section delivery. The protocol included scheduled acetaminophen and NSAIDs, with opioids for breakthrough pain. The study compared cumulative opioid use in the nine months before and nine months after the protocol was implemented. They also compared patient pain scores before and after the protocol.
Read the whole study here!