Acute Pain Management: A Practical Guide
Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2007
"Acute Pain Management: A Practical Guide" is intended to give readers a better understanding of the conventional methods of analgesia as well as the more advanced techniques that are now routinely used for the management of acute pain, such as patient-controlled, epidural and continuous regional analgesia. The book explores pain control in more complex patients such as those with acute-on-chronic pain, acute cancer pain or acute pain from a multitude of medical conditions as well as those who are opioid-tolerant have acute neuropathic pain, or are elderly.In addition to new chapters on changes in clinical practice, added to each section are key points that highlight the level of evidence available for that topic. These points have been reproduced with permission from the acute pain guidelines published by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine, Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence - both authors were members of the working party responsible for this document - and annotated according to the system recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia.