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 guidelines for 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 be a valuable reference for House officers, SHO's, physiotherapists, and
palliative care nurses.
This book is well set out and contains a wealth of information. The guidelines are very practical. IAHPC Website
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 administration
6: Opioid pharmacology
7: Useful opioid analgesic drugs
8: Intramuscular administration of analgesics
9: Opioid infusions
10: Patient-controlled analgesic (PCA) systems
11: Inflammation and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
12: Pharmacology of local anaesthetic agents
13: Local anaesthetic techniques
14: An introduction to epidural and spinal analgesia
15: Spinal anaesthesia
16: Epidural anaesthesia
17: Epidural and intrathecal opioids
18: Inhalational techniques and alternative therapies
19: Antiemetic drugs
20: Pain control in special situations
21: The acute pain service
22: Case studies in pain management
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Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.49 x 13.82
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised