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Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management

Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management, by highly renowned authors Chris Pasero and Margo McCaffery, is destined to become the definitive resource in pain management in adults. It provides numerous reproducible tables, boxes, and figures that can be used in clinical practice, and emphasizes the benefits of a multimodal analgesic approach throughout. In addition, Patient Medication Information forms for the most commonly used medications in each analgesic group can be copied and given to patients. This title is an excellent resource for nurses to become certified in pain management.

Book, 640 Pages

Published: October 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09441-2


  • Section I: Underlying Mechanisms of Pain
    Section II: Assessment
    1. Underlying Complexities of Pain Assessment
    2. Misconceptions That Hamper Assessment and Treatment of Patients Who Report Pain
    3. Assessment Tools for Patients
    4. Other Challenges in Pain Assessment
    Section III: Nonopioid Analgesics
    5. Indications for Administration of Acetaminophen or NSAIDs
    6. Adverse Effects of Acetaminophen and NSAIDs
    7. Individualizing the Selection of Nonopioid Analgesics
    8. Perioperative Nonopioid Use
    9. Nonprescription Nonopioids
    10. Acute Overdose
    Section IV: Opioid Analgesics
    11. Physiology and Pharmacology of Opioid Analgesics
    12. Key Concepts in Analgesic Therapy
    13. Guidelines for Opioid Drug Selection
    14. Guidelines for Selection of Routes of Opioid Administration
    15. Intraspinal Analgesia (Epidural and Intrathecal)
    16. Initiating Opioid Therapy
    17. IV Patient-Controlled Analgesia
    18. Switching to another Opioid or Route of Administration
    19. Management of Opioid-Induced Adverse Effects
    20. Unwarranted Withholding of Opioids
    Section 5: Adjuvant Analgesics
    21. General Considerations in the Use of Adjuvant Analgesics
    22. Multipurpose Adjuvant Analgesics
    23. Adjuvant Analgesics for Persistent (Chronic) Neuropathic Pain
    24. Topical Analgesics for Persistent (Chronic) Pain
    25. Adjuvant Analgesics for Musculoskeletal Pain
    26. Adjuvant Analgesics for Postoperative and Other Acute Pain
    27. Adjuvant Agends for Goal-Directed Sedation in the Critically Ill and Procedural Sedation
    28. Local Anesthetics for Procedural Pain
    29. Adjuvant Analgesics for Persistent (Chronic) Bone Pain
    30. Adjuvant Analgesics for Malignant Bowel Obstruction
    31. Adjuvants Less Often Used
    Appendix A: Pain Resources on the Internet
    Appendix B: Opioid Agreements
    Appendix C: Use of Electronic Medical Records in Pain Management
    Appendix D: Terminology


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