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Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management / Edition 1
     

Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management / Edition 1

by James S. Gaynor
 

ISBN-10: 0323013287

ISBN-13: 9780323013284

Pub. Date: 07/26/2002

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

With a focus on veterinary pain management, this practical, quick-reference handbook provides an overview of pain and analgesia issues in small animals and horses. It offers comprehensive, concise coverage of important topics such as the recognition and assessment of pain, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management techniques, pain management for acute and

Overview

With a focus on veterinary pain management, this practical, quick-reference handbook provides an overview of pain and analgesia issues in small animals and horses. It offers comprehensive, concise coverage of important topics such as the recognition and assessment of pain, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management techniques, pain management for acute and chronic conditions, and the ethics of pain control. Clear explanations and descriptions are incorporated in an easy-to-use outline format, with visual diagrams for local and regional anesthetic techniques. Up-to-date drug facts and protocols, as well as an easily accessible drug dose table, put essential information within easy reach. Additionally, specific case scenarios detail the use of multiple modalities for acute and chronic pain control in the clinical setting.

• The handy, outline format facilitates quick access to key information.
• Assessment criteria and tools provide a systematic way for clinicians to evaluate pain behavior and intensity.
• Case studies illustrate realistic clinical scenarios that teach readers how to assess and manage pain.
• The latest complementary and alternative strategies for pain management are presented for those interested in non-pharmacologic interventions.
• Numerous tables and boxes summarize pharmacologic protocols - with dosages, indications, contraindications, and side effects.
• References are provided for all chapters, directing the reader to further sources of information on specific topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323013284
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/26/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 7.54(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: PRINCIPLES OF PAIN MANAGEMENT
1. The Ethics of Pain Management
2. Pain and Stress
3. Definitions of Terms Describing Pain

PART II: RECOGNITION AND EVALUATION OF PAIN
4. Pain Behavior
5. Objective, Categorical Methods for Assessing Pain and Analgesia

PART III: THERAPY FOR THE ALLEVIATION OF PAIN
6. Principles of Drug Therapy
7. Drugs Used to Treat Pain
8. Opioids
9. NSAIDs
10. Alpha-2 Agonists
11. Local Anesthetics
12. Corticosteroids
13. Other Drugs Used to Treat Pain
14. Adjunctive Pain Therapy
15. Local And Regional Anesthetic Techniques For Alleviation Of Perioperative Pain
16. Complementary and Alternative (Integrative) Pain Therapy

PART IV: ACUTE AND CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT
17. Choosing And Administering The Right Analgesic Therapy
18. Acute Pain Management
19. Chronic Pain Management
20. Drug Antagonism and Antagonists
21. Cancer Pain Management

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