Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

I. Evidence-Based Practice

1. Introduction

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

19. NSAIDs

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

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9781437710649
Print ISBN:
9781416024545

About the authors

Dominic Harmon

Professor, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Ireland