Essentials of Pain Management

Essentials of Pain Management

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This concise, evidence-based text contains essential topics important for every pain management student, trainee, and practitioner. Both acute and chronic pain management principles and techniques are discussed, while numerous case vignettes help reinforce basic concepts and improve clinical decision making. Throughout, a multidisciplinary approach to pain is stressed. Behavioral and physical therapies, plus ethical considerations, are also discussed in this indispensable guide for anyone involved in the management of pain.In the operating room, narcotics should be continuously titrated to effect, may use regional anesthesia techniques and field blocks, and consider ... To avoid withdrawal symptoms, patients need to be in their prior narcotic level when they start suboxone. ... A detailed assessment reveals Gregory has been using heroin for about 3 years, and he has been in a rehabilitation program for the last 6 months.

Title:Essentials of Pain Management
Author:Nalini Vadivelu, Richard D. Urman, Roberta L. Hines
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-02-24


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