Patients with acute pain can be challenging to manage in the ED. This week, I speak with two pain control experts: Dr. Alexis LaPietra and Dr. Katherine Vlasica. They both completed a pain management fellowship at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. LaPietra is the founder and creator of the Alternatives to Opiates (ALTO) program and the newly formed Pain Management Section of ACEP. Both are actively involved in a multi-modal approach to pain control in the ED, often including ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. This podcast is the audio version of the interview. If you'd like to see the video of the interview, check out www.coreultrasound.com!