Acute Pain Management : A Practical Guide book cover
5th Edition

Acute Pain Management
A Practical Guide

ISBN 9780367271398
Published June 21, 2021 by CRC Press
338 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With a focus on practical acute pain management in adults in the hospital setting, this book provides health professionals with simple and practical information to help them manage patients with acute pain safely and effectively. • Combines evidence-based information with practical guidelines and protocols • Covers the pharmacology of opioids, local anesthetics, and nonopioid and adjuvant analgesic agents • Discusses management of acute pain in both surgical and nonsurgical acute pain settings including in patients with spinal cord or burns injuries and selected medical illnesses • Includes evidence-based information about management of acute pain in some specific patient groups , including the older patient, opioid-tolerant patients, and those with addiction disorders, pregnant or lactating patients and patients with obstructive sleep apnea or who have renal or hepatic impairment • Considers the role of acute pain management in the context of the current opioid epidemic and identifies possible strategies to minimise the risks.

This resource will be helpful to a variety of professionals in assessing and managing acute pain.

Table of Contents





1. Introduction

2. Delivery of Effective Acute Pain Management

3. Assessment and Monitoring

4. Pharmacology of Opioids

5. Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics

6. Nonopioid and Adjuvant Analgesic Agents

7. Systemic Routes of Opioid Administration

8. Patient-Controlled Analgesia

9. Epidural and Intrathecal Analgesia

10. Other Regional and Local Analgesia

11. Nonpharmacological Therapies

12. Acute Neuropathic Pain

13. Chronic Postacute Pain

14. Nonsurgical Acute Pain

15. More Complex Patients

16. Opioid Analgesia After Discharge from Hospital

17. Self-Assessment Questions


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Pamela E Macintyre BMebSc, MBBS, MHA, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA Emeritus Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Medicine Physician, Department of Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine, Royal Adelaide Hospital. Clinical Professor, Discipline of Acute Care Medicine, School of Medicine,University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Professor Stephan A. Schug, MD, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA, EDPM  Emeritus Professor and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Medical School, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia