Pain Management, An Issue of Critical Nursing Clinics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323552721, 9780323552738

Pain Management, An Issue of Critical Nursing Clinics, Volume 29-4

1st Edition

Authors: Stephen Krau Maria Overstreet
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323552721
eBook ISBN: 9780323552738
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2017

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Table of Contents

Critical Care Nursing Clinics

Pain Management

Preface: Pain Today

Physiology of Pain

The Role of Pain Classification Systems in Pain Management

Postoperative Visual Analog Pain Scores and Overall Anesthesia Patient Satisfaction

Pharmacologic Interventions for Pain Management

Pain and Complementary Therapies


Pain Management in Obstetrics

Management of Chronic Stable Angina


Using Complementary and Alternative Medicine to Treat Pain and Agitation in Dementia: A Review of Randomized Controlled Trials from Long-Term Care with Potential Use in Critical Care


Dr. Stephen Krau, Consulting Editor of Critical Care Nursing Clinics, is stepping into the Guest Editor role, with colleague Dr. Maria Overstreet, to address the topic of pain management in the critically ill. The review articles in this issue will provide an up-to-date look at the current strategies to improve patient outcomes in pain management for those patients in the ICU. Top authors will be writing on the following topics: Physiology of Pain; Classifications of Pain; Current Trends in Pain Assessment; Spiritual Aspects of Pain; Pharmacologic Interventions for Pain Management; Non-Alliopathic Interventions for the Management of Pain; Pain Associated with Chest Tube Removal; Discomfort Associated with Respiratory Issues; Pain Management in Obstetrics; Technological Interventions for Acute Pain Management; Pain Management Services and Policy; and Management of Chronic Cardiac Angina. Readers will come away with the current knowledge in this important field.


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About the Authors

Stephen Krau

Affiliations and Expertise

Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing, Nashville, TN

Maria Overstreet

Affiliations and Expertise

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN