Compact Clinical Guide to Chronic Pain Management

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Compact Clinical Guide to Chronic Pain Management

SKU# 9780826105400

An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses

Editors:

  • Yvonne D'Arcy MS, CRNP, CNS
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Designated a Doody's Core Title!



This is an excellent resource that is essential for all primary care providers." Score: 100, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews

[P]ractitioners who oversee the treatment of chronic pain in the adult population will likely find this new reference an invaluable addition to their bookshelf."--Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing

This book is highly recommended; it will be an indispensable addition to the professional library of every nurse practitioner who manages patients with chronic, persistent pain."

Margaret H. Granitto, RN, MSN, CRNP
Georgetown University
School of Nursing and Health Studies

Presented in a clear, systematic format, this clinically oriented book provides nurses and physicians with quick access to much-needed pain management guidelines. With a unique focus on treatment options for patients with chronic persistent pain, this guide provides critical guidance on managing difficult conditions such as fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.

The text expertly assists practitioners in assessing pain in a variety of patient populations and provides professional insight on selecting patient-appropriate medications and interventions to achieve optimal pain management for adult patients.

Key Features:

  • Contains the newest guidelines on how to use a combination of pain screening tools to accurately assess the nature, intensity, and occurrence of patient pain
  • Provides information on new medications and combinations of medications to use for chronic pain
  • Presents essential information on safe prescribing and screening tools such as the Opioid Risk Tool (ORT) and screening tools for aberrant behaviors
  • Provides strategies for utilizing nontraditional treatment options such as acupuncture, energy therapies, and psychological and coping strategies

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 28, 2011
  • Page Count 368
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826105400
  • EISBN 9780826105486

Table of Contents 

Foreword

SECTION I: OVERVIEW AND ASSESSMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN

1. The Problem of Chronic Pain

2. The Art and Science of Chronic Pain Assessment

SECTION II: PAIN MANAGEMENT OPTIONS

3. Nonopioid Analgesics

4. Opioids

5. Coanalgesics for Additive Pain Relief

6. Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Pain Management

7. Pain Clinic Referrals and Interventional Options

SECTION III: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR TREATING CHRONIC PAIN

8. Effect of Opioid Polymorphisms and Gender Differences

9. Pain and Addiction

10. Developing a Comprehensive Treatment Plan for Patients With Chronic Pain

SECTION IV: TREATING COMMON CHRONIC PAIN CONDITIONS

11. Low Back Pain

12. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

13. Fibromyalgia

14. Headaches

SECTION V: MANAGING NEUROPATHIC PAIN SYNDROMES

15. Overview of Neuropathic Pain

16. Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Syndromes

17. Central Pain Syndromes

Appendix A Selected Websites for Guidelines

Appendix B Equianalgesic Conversion Table

Index