Preamble for Curriculum Development

MTSA has created an acute surgical pain management plan to maximize relief from acute surgical pain and minimize the risk of adverse outcomes. The following four (4) *foundational tenets underpin all ASPMF curriculum:

  1. Optimize the patient’s functional abilities during acute surgical pain management.
  2. Optimize the physical and psychological well-being of the patient during the management process.
  3. Incorporate quality of life considerations for patients with acute surgical pain during the perioperative period.
  4. Assimilate legal and ethical issues in the practice of acute surgical pain management.

*Underpinning all content will be the focus on these foundational tenets.