This book covers the fundamentals of pain, the pharmacology of drugs used, and summarises the current evidence base for the management of acute pain. It provides practical direct clinical applications and strategies for the management of specific medical conditions in patient groups such as the elderly.Inadequately controlled pain can cause post-operative morbidity, prolong recovery time, increase the use of health care resources, thereby increasing total health care costs. ... world little or no provision is made in terms of drugs or personnel to relive suffering after surgery and to thereby enhance recovery. Initially, the interest in post-operative pain began in the United States and in the United Kingdom.
|Author||:||Lesley Bromley, Brigitta Brandner|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2010-06-03|