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. The book will be valuable for House officers, SHO's, physiotherapists, and palliative care nurses.
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 *
About Gilbert Park
Gilbert Park and Barbara Fulton are two of the UK's leading experts on pain management.
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 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 ; Suggested additional reading ; Index
The Management of Acute Pain by Gilbert Park
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