Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2015Comprehensive acute pain management no longer means only caring for patients with pain resulting from postoperative and trauma-related causes-it now includes managing patients with acute pain arising from a wide variety of conditions. Acute Pain Management: A Practical Guide provides health professional
Introduction. Organizational Considerations. Assessment of the Patient with Acute Pain. Pharmacology of Opioids. Pharmacology of Local Anesthetic Drugs. Non-Opioid and Adjuvant Analgesic Agents. Routes of Systemic Opioid Administration and Titration. Patient-Controlled Analgesia. Epidural and Intrathecal Analgesia. Other Regional and Local Analgesia. Non-Pharmacological Therapies. Acute Neuropathic and Persistent Postacute Pain. Non-Surgical Acute Pain. More Complex Patients. Acute Pain Management after Discharge. Self-Assessment Questions.