Perioperative Pain Management by Richard D. UrmanPerioperative Pain Management by Richard D. Urman

Perioperative Pain Management

EditorRichard D. Urman, Nalini Vadivelu

Paperback | May 14, 2013

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Millions of procedures, surgical and non-surgical, are performed around the world each year. Management of perioperative pain is of great importance to patients, and a critical management issue for physicians and other health professionals who provide perioperative care. Healthcare facilitiesand national accrediting organizations have established standards surrounding proper management of perioperative pain. There is now an increased burden on every hospital and training program to ensure that healthcare providers understand the essentials of pain management and are able to recognizeand treat pain in a timely fashion. Poorly controlled pain leads to patient dissatisfaction and contributes to increased morbidity and mortality, such as myocardial infarction, pneumonia, and emotional effects. Proper management, including appropriate pharmacologic management and regional analgesictechniques, can improve function and shorten length of hospital stay. Patients who are undergoing procedures under sedation or anesthesia need to receive adequate pain relief with drugs or regional anesthetic techniques. In the recovery room following the procedure, the staff taking care of thepatient needs to be properly trained to diagnose and treat post-procedural pain. Part of the Oxford American Pain Library, this concise, evidence-based clinical guide serves as a tool for every clinician who wishes to understand the basic mechanisms, pharmacology, invasive and noninvasive treatment modalities, guidelines and development of pain management protocols. The authorsaddress new technologies, chronic pain issues, running an acute pain service, opioid and non-opioid pharmacology (including newly approved drugs), epidural and other regional anesthesia, and special populations such as pediatric patients, the elderly, and patients with a co-existing disease.
Richard D. Urman is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Procedural Sedation at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Nalini Vadivelu is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.
Title:Perioperative Pain ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199937214

ISBN - 13:9780199937219

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Acute Pain Management: A Team Approach2. Mechanisms of Pain3. Assessment of Pain4. Pharmacologic Agents: Opioids5. Pharmacologic Agents: Non-opioids6. Regional Anesthesia Techniques7. Medication Delivery Systems8. Complementary and Alternative Medicine9. Chronic Pain Patient and other Co-Existing Conditions10. Special Populations: Pediatric and Elderly Patients11. Obstetric Pain12. Outcomes and Future Directions