Clinical Manual


  • Margo McCaffery, MS, RN-BC, FAAN, Consultant in the Nursing Care of Patients with Pain
  • Chris Pasero, MS, RN-BC, FAAN, Pain Management Educator and Clinical Consultant

PAIN: CLINICAL MANUAL provides practical tools and guidelines for treating patients' pain in all clinical settings and age groups. This useful resource features ready-to-use, reproducible pain rating scales, guidelines, forms, and patient medication information handouts. Comprehensive pharmacologic chapters discuss the three groups of analgesics, dose titration, drug combinations, routes of administration, and prevention of side effects. Additionally, it includes pain rating scales in over 20 languages and quick guides with illustrations of selected pain problems. PAIN: CLINICAL MANUAL is a valuable resource for anyone who cares for patients with pain.
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Book information

  • Published: January 1999
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-8151-5609-3

Table of Contents

Pain Management: Problems and Progress · Basic Mechanisms Underlying the Causes and Effects of Pain (new) · Assessment: Underlying Complexities, Misconceptions, and Practical Tools · Overview of the Three Groups of Analgesics (new) · Acetaminophen and Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (new) · Opioid Analgesics (new) · Adjuvant Analgesics (new) · Procedural Pain Management (new) · Practical Non-drug Approaches to Pain · Substance Abuse (new) · Chronic Nonmalignant Pain · Selected Pain Problems (new) · Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum, and Breast Feeding: Use of Analgesics (new) · Pain in Infants (new) · Pain in the Elderly · Building Institutional Commitment to Improving Pain Management (new) · Appendixes (new) · Web Sites (new) · Opioid Contracts (new) · Terminology (new)