Dr David Sidebotham
David Sidebotham – Opioid Epidemic in the US, Lessons learned (Auckland City Hospital)
Clinical Director, Dr Amanda Dawson nominated Dr Sidebotham for his opioid presentation which has relevance to anaesthetists in broad areas of practice.
As health advocates for patients, it behoves us to be aware, concerned and proactive in our prescribing practice. As high opioid prescribers and dispensers, we are the ideal audience to highlight the perils and consequences of opioid analgesia.
Dr Sidebotham looks forward to presenting the effect of unintended consequences of noble aims, in the attempt to improve pain management.