I-Flow to Host Educational Symposium on Post-Operative Pain Management for Joint Replacement in Ambulatory Surgery Centers at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting

Innovative approach to post-operative pain management with the ON-Q Pain Relief System leads to quicker recovery with less need for narcotics

Mar 07, 2014, 12:45 ET from I-Flow, LLC

NEW ORLEANS, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AAOS -- I-Flow, LLC, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company and manufacturer of the ON-Q Pain Relief System (ON-Q), today announced that ON-Q will be featured during an educational symposium at the 81st American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Pain management is a critical element of recovery for surgical patients. Ineffective post-operative pain management can impair healing and recovery and may result in complications, longer hospital stays or readmissions.

The symposium, "Joint Replacements in ASCs: It's Time!" will include a case study of progressive post-operative pain management for joint replacement patients at ambulatory surgery centers.

Using the ON-Q Pain Relief System, a non-narcotic, portable pain relief pump that utilizes a local anesthetic to manage post-operative pain, select total hip or knee replacements are able to be performed in the outpatient setting. The symposium speakers will discuss how this breakthrough approach to post-operative care is possible with ON-Q and the close collaboration of the surgical, anesthesiology, nursing, physical therapy and pharmacy teams.

The symposium will be offered in two breakfast sessions. Details are included below:


Joint Replacements in ASCs: It's Time!


David Harwood, M.D., University Orthopaedic Associates, Somerset, NJ

David Berkheimer, CRNA, Partner, Same Day Joints, LLC, Altoona, PA

James Woomer, MSN, CRNA, Partner, Same Day Joints, LLC, Altoona, PA


W Hotel New Orleans, 333 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA

Dates & Times:

Thursday, March 13

6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Friday, March 14

6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Admission is free. Participants may register online at: http://www.iflo.com/NewOrleans.

For more information, attendees can visit the I-Flow booth #6449 or email I-Flow@schwartzmsl.com.

About I-Flow
I-Flow, LLC, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company, is a global market leader in acute pain and ambulatory medication delivery, driving innovative clinical applications for surgical procedures and regional anesthesia that improve outcomes and advance patient care. Led by its surgical pain management line, the ON-Q Pain Relief System (ON-Q) provides reliable and simple non-narcotic, regional anesthesia therapies that are redefining post-surgical recovery by reducing many of the side effects customarily associated with narcotics. Clinical studies have shown that patients who receive ON-Q products generally get back to normal faster after surgery, resulting in shorter hospital stays, reduced costs and higher patient satisfaction. I-Flow also offers a comprehensive suite of kits and trays for performing peripheral nerve blocks, providing an unmet need and total product solution for I-Flow's clinician customers. Also as part of I-Flow's total solution, the Company offers in-depth training, education, consulting and clinical support along with medical device expertise. For more information, visit www.iflo.com.