Acute Pain Management: A Practical Guide
This is a new edition of a highly successful practical guide to acute pain management in the adult patient. The book provides a clear understanding of the current methods of analgesia for all those involved in the pain management team: trainees, residents, practicing anaesthetists and intensivists, junior doctors and nurses.
Gives comprehensive cover of all of the areas of importance in the management of acute painPresents highly practical information firmly supported by full evaluation of the scientific literature Concisely written text supplemented with useful checklists, flow charts and key points that can be readily referred to during treatment of a patient Gives a series of acute pain management plans, whilst at the same time discussing controversial areas and possible solutionsExplores pain control in complex cases - opioid-tolerant patients, pregnant and lactating patients, patients with hepatic and renal impairment and the elderlyDiscusses the important areas of acute neuropathic pain and the transition from acute to persistent painKey self-assessment questions and answers
New chapters on assessment and monitoring highlight the importance of regular patient assessment and the need to individualize patient care
Key points added after each major section that indicate the evidence available for that topic and the quality of that evidence
Chapters on analgesic drugs and techniques have been extensively revised and updated
New chapters have been added on post-surgical pain syndromes and acute neuropathic pain, and analgesia in specific non-surgical states as well as for some of the more complex cases including acute-on-chronic pain, acute cancer pain or acute pain from a multitude of medical conditions
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