The Management of Acute Pain

Paperback | October 1, 2000

byGilbert Park, Barbara Fulton, Siva Senthuran

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Caring for patients with acute pain problems can present a considerable challenge to junior doctors and nursing staff. Too often, the problems are inappropriately managed, resulting in the patient suffering unnecessary pain. The Management of Acute Pain provides simple, practical guidelinesfor those who prescribe and administer drugs for acute pain relief, particularly junior medical and nursing staff. The new edition has been extensively revised to take account of drug developments in recent years. Featuring easy to follow flowcharts, and clear concise descriptions, the book will bea valuable reference for House officers, SHO's, physiotherapists, and palliative care nurses.

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Caring for patients with acute pain problems can present a considerable challenge to junior doctors and nursing staff. Too often, the problems are inappropriately managed, resulting in the patient suffering unnecessary pain. The Management of Acute Pain provides simple, practical guidelinesfor those who prescribe and administer drugs ...

Gilbert Park and Barbara Fulton are two of the UK's leading experts on pain management.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192624679

ISBN - 13:9780192624673

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Table of Contents

1. Why is pain control a problem?2. What is pain?3. Why treat pain?4. Psychological aspects of acute pain?5. Principles of analgesic drug administration6. Opioid pharmacology7. Useful opioid analgesic drugs8. Intramuscular administration of analgesics9. Opioid infusions10. Patient-controlled analgesic (PCA) systems11. Inflammation and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs12. Pharmacology of local anaesthetic agents13. Local anaesthetic techniques14. An introduction to epidural and spinal analgesia15. Spinal anaesthesia16. Epidural anaesthesia17. Epidural and intrathecal opioids18. Inhalational techniques and alternative therapies19. Antiemetic drugs20. Pain control in special situations21. The acute pain service22. Case studies in pain managementSuggested additional readingIndex