What is the safety profile of IV acetaminophen? And what makes this safety and side effect profile uniquely suited to multimodal pain relief in bariatric patients undergoing bariatric surgery? How do you counsel the patient pre-operatively ...
Based on the evidence for efficacy of IV versus PO acetaminophen, which route do you prefer in the setting of bariatric surgery and why? How long do you give IV acetaminophen, typically, in the case of bariatric surgery, prior to switching to PO?
In addition to administering IV acetaminophen pre-op and post-op, how do you combine it with opioid therapy? Do you use the IV narcotic as a primary pain reliever in bariatric surgery or as a rescue medication?
What is the optimal dosing for deploying IV acetaminophen and how should it be combined with opioid therapy?
What do studies show about the relationship between the use of IV acetaminophen as part of multimodal perioperative pain management and hospital length of stay for various surgical procedures?