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Pain: Clinical Manual

Pain: Clinical Manual

ISBN 9780815156093
Edition 2 Revised edition
Publisher Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
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Overview
Pain: Clinical Manual advocates an interdiciplinary approach to the care of patients with often under-treated pain. This book makes the application to scientific knowledge to the development of practical tools and guidelines for the care of patients in all clinical settings and all age groups.* Provides ready-to-use forms and recommendations for pain care committees to assist health care facilities to prepare for JCAHO inspections. * Includes two FREE pocket-size, laminated cards: equianalgesic charts to assist clinicians with dose calculations when changing routes of administration or analgesics, and dosing guides to commonly used adjuvants and nonopioids. * Includes FREE access to Mosby's PAIN WEBSITE. * The most clinically useful book ever published on pain, written by authorities who helped establish the pain management movement. * Includes 11 new chapters and five expanded and updated chapters to provide the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive pain management information. * Includes icons to alert the reader to important, need-to-know information, such as pediatric content, patient examples, and reproducible material. * Features over 200 boxes and tables to help quickly locate key information and apply complex concepts at the bedside. * Presents a unique, multidisciplinary perspective. * Provides ready-to-use, practical, proven, and reproducible tools, pain assessment and documentation forms, and guides to analgesic use. * Contains patient information handouts on analgesics and nondrug methods of pain relief to educate the patient/family/caregiver about the patient's specific pain management. * Includes reproducible key policies, procedures, and protocols to assist the clinician in implementing patient focused interdisciplinary pain management. * Presents pharmacology content in four chapters - the three analgesic groups and an overview of how to combine them - to provide a readily understandable reference and practical resource. * Includes quick guides with illustrations of selected pain problems, such as pain related to sickle cell disease, peripheral neuropathy, and fibromyalgia. * Contains pain rating scales in over 20 languages to enhance patient/clinician communication in culturally diverse populations.

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