2nd Edition

Pain Management for the Small Animal Practitioner (Book+CD)

    152 Pages
    by Teton NewMedia

    152 Pages
    by Teton NewMedia

    This manual provides an easy guide to pain management for the veterinary practitioner. Beginning with pain terminology, it goes on to describe to physiology of pain, management strategies, various drugs and techniques, and the management of specific conditions and procedures. Strategies for the treatment of pain are comprehensively reviewed, with an overview of the mechanisms by which pain is perceived and the principles of pain management. The drugs currently used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain are discussed as well as the specific techniques that can be used to control intra- and post operative pain in dogs and cats. The book covers a broad range of information on specific aspects of pain management from analgesic techniques to management of chronic pain to pain perception.

    Published by Teton New Media USA and distributed by CRC Press outside of North America.

    Section 1 Pain Terminology, Physiology, Recognition, and Clinical Strategies
    for Management
    Pain Terminology
    Physiology of Pain
    The Sensory Nervous System and Pain
    Consequences of Pain
    Pain Recognition
    Pain Assesment
    Strategies for Pain Management
    Preemptive Analgesia
    Multimodal Analgesia
    Placebo Effect
    Section 2 Analgesic Drugs
    Local Anesthetics
    Alpha2 Adrenergic Agonists
    Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
    Analgesic Adjuvant Agents
    Preemptive Analgesic Drug Combinations
    Transdermal Analgesic Preparations
    Fentanyl Patch
    Buprenorphine Patch
    Lidocaine Patch
    Pluronic Gel Medications
    Topical Local Anesthetic Preparations
    Dispensable Oral Medications
    NSAID Preparations
    Opioid Preparations
    Opioid / Acetaminophen Preparations
    Section 3 Analgesic Techniques
    Epidural Analgesia/Anesthesia
    Epidural Catheter Placement
    Brachial Plexus Block
    Radial/Ulnar/Median Nerve Block
    Intra-articular Analgesia
    Dental Nerve Blocks
    Infiltrative Blocks
    Intravenous Regional Analgesia/Anesthesia
    Intercostal Nerve Block
    Intravenous Constant Rate Infusion
    Transdermal Opioid Delivery
    Adjunctive Analgesic Techniques
    Section 4 Pain Management for Specific Conditions and Procedures
    Initial Pain Management of the Trauma Patient
    Head Trauma
    Acute Pancreatitis
    Canine Procedures
    Dental Cleaning with Extractions
    Exploratory Laparotomy
    Forelimb Amputation/Fracture
    Intervertebral Disc Disease
    Cruciate Ligament Repair
    Hind Limb Amputation/Fracture
    Degloving Injury
    Perianal Fistula
    Ear Canal Ablation
    Feline Procedures
    Section 5 Managing Chronic Pain
    in Dogs and Cats
    Chronic Pain
    Treatment of Chronic Pain
    Guidelines for Chronic Pain Management
    Common Chronic Pain Syndromes
    Osteoarthritic Pain
    Osteosarcoma-related Pain
    Central Neuropathic Pain
    Chronic Otitis Pain 119Section
    Implementing a Pain Management
    Program in Clinical Practice
    Components of a Successful Pain
    Management Program
    Recommendations for Assessment and
    Management of Pain in Clinical Practice
    Drugs and Sources
    Recommended Readings


    William J. Tranquilli DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVA, Kurt A. Grimm DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate, ACVA, ACVCP, Leigh A. Lamont DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVA