Acute Pain Management: Operative Or Medical Procedures and Trauma Clinical Practice Guideline
Offers clinicians a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to assess and manage pain, including input from the patient; aggressive use of both drug and non-drug therapies; assessment and frequent reassessment of the patient's pain; and a formal institutional approach to pain management. Includes strategies for overall and site-specific pain control. Addresses issues related to special groups. Contains analgesic dosage tables for adults and children, sample pain assessment tools, examples of non-drug interventions, and pre- and postoperative pain management flow charts.
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Page 3 - An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage'.
Page ii - The panel employed an explicit, science-based methodology and expert clinical judgment to develop specific statements on patient assessment and management for the clinical condition selected. Extensive literature searches were conducted and critical reviews and syntheses were used to evaluate empirical evidence and significant outcomes. Peer review and field review were undertaken to evaluate the validity, reliability, and utility of the guideline in clinical practice. The panel's recommendations...
Page ii - Guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical conditions.
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Page 46 - The caveat that loss of consciousness should be unlikely is a particularly important aspect of the definition of conscious sedation, and the drugs and techniques used should carry a margin of safety wide enough to render unintended loss of consciousness highly unlikely.
Page 83 - New York: Raven Press. Harkins, SW, Kwentus, J., & Price, DD (1984). Pain and the elderly. In Benedetti, C., Chapman, C., & Moricca, G.
Page 118 - Effects of pain: (Note decreased function, decreased quality of life.) Accompanying symptoms (eg, nausea) Sleep Appetite Physical activity Relationship with others (eg, irritability). Emotions (eg, anger, suicidal, crying) Concentration Other IX. Other comments: X. Plan: Note: May be duplicated and used in clinical practice.
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