A team of today's leaders in this rapidly changing field present definitive, evidence-based guidance on optimal postoperative pain practice. Comprehensive in scope, the text spans the spectrum of patients from infants to the elderly, and examines topics including the scientific basis of postoperative pain, management of postoperative pain, and postoperative pain management in specific clinical settings. A bonus CD-ROM, bound in the text, presents approximately 200 case-based question sets for self-assessment.
- Provides a comprehensive, current source of information on what practices are supported by existing evidence.
- Includes practical examples to demonstrate the clinical application of principles or recommendations discussed.
- Emphasizes evidence-based decision making practice.
- Presents a design and presentation suitable for all health care workers responsible for the management of postoperative pain.
- Offers abundant illustrations throughout to facilitate understanding of the material.
I. Evidence-Based Practice
2. The Principles of Evidence-Based Practice
3. Accessing Information on Pain Management
4. Practice Guidelines, Protocols and Recommendations
II. Scientific Basis of Postoperative Pain and Analgesia
5. The Neurohumoral, Inflammatory and Coagulation Responses to Surgery
6. Nociceptive Mechanisms of Postoperative Pain
7. Neuropathic Mechanisms of Postoperative Pain
8. Genetic Factors in Postoperative Pain
9. Patient Outcome in Postoperative Pain
10. Wound Healing and Pain
III. Management of Postoperative Pain
11. Pain Management Objectives
12. Clinical Assessment of Postoperative Pain
13. Prediction and Preemptive analgesia
14. The Acute Pain Service
15. Opioids: Indications, Efficacy and Regimens
16. Opioids: Adverse Effects, Limitations and Failures of Therapy
17. Patient-Controlled Analgesia
18. Regional and Peripheral Techniques
20. Multimodal Analgesia
21. Nonconventional Analgesics and Techniques
IV. Postoperative Pain Management in Specific Clinical Settings
22. Postoperative Pain Management in Infants and Children
23. Postoperative Pain Management in the Elderly
24. Postoperative Pain Management Following Caesarean Section
25. Postoperative Pain Management for Patients with Drug Dependence
26. Postoperative Pain Management in the Ambulatory Setting
27. Prevention And Management of Chronic Postsurgical Pain
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- © Saunders 2006
- 2nd June 2006
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Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, University College Cork and Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland; formerly, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Saltonstall Professor of Pain Research, Department of Anesthesia, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Professor, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Ireland
Professor of Pain Medicine, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Anaesthesiology, Hospital Universitario del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
Director of Pain Management Services, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland