Opioid-Free Anesthesia: Review of Current Trends

  • Tom Baribeault, MSN, CRNA SOFA
Keywords: Opioid-free anesthesia, opioids, hyperalgesia, pain, anesthesia


Opioid free anesthesia is a relatively new technique in the field of anesthesia. It is based on advances in the understanding of surgical pain, pharmacology of opioids, and pharmacology of non-opioids analgesics. By replacing opioids with medications that treat the protect the patients nervous system from the hyperalgesic effects of surgery, a safer anesthetic can be provided that will also provide less post-operative pain.

How to Cite
Baribeault, MSN, CRNA, T. (2019). Opioid-Free Anesthesia: Review of Current Trends. FANA EJournal, 1(Spring). Retrieved from https://fanaejournal.org/index.php/crnaj/article/view/191
Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists CE Journal