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Nerve Blocks in Palliative Care
     

Nerve Blocks in Palliative Care

by Fiona Hicks
 

ISBN-10: 0198527039

ISBN-13: 9780198527039

Pub. Date: 11/15/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book is a succinct, practical, clinically-based guide to nerve blocking techniques that are available in current practice. A nerve block is the injection of either a local anesthetic or a drug that inactivates nerves to control otherwise uncontrollable pain. Nerve blocks can be used to determine the source of pain, to treat painful conditions that respond to

Overview

This book is a succinct, practical, clinically-based guide to nerve blocking techniques that are available in current practice. A nerve block is the injection of either a local anesthetic or a drug that inactivates nerves to control otherwise uncontrollable pain. Nerve blocks can be used to determine the source of pain, to treat painful conditions that respond to nerve blocks, to predict how the pain will respond to long-term treatments, and to prevent pain following procedures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198527039
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. The philosophy behind the use of interventional pain management techniques in palliative care
2. Defining the problem
3. Assessment of pain
4. Pain syndromes
5. Choice of technique
6. Simple peripheral nerve blocks and injections
7. Regional nerve blocks
8. Spinal drug delivery
9. Electrical stimulation techniques
10. Ethical issues

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