Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management - Pageburst Digital Book (Retail Access Card)

Other Format (Print)

More About This Textbook

Overview

This is a Pageburst digital textbook.

Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management, by highly renowned authors Chris Pasero and Margo McCaffery, is destined to become the definitive resource in pain management in adults. It provides numerous reproducible tables, boxes, and figures that can be used in clinical practice, and emphasizes the benefits of a multimodal analgesic approach throughout. In addition, Patient Medication Information forms for the most commonly used medications in each analgesic group can be copied and given to patients. This title is an excellent resource for nurses to become certified in pain management.

  • Presents best practices and evidence-based guidelines for assessing and managing pain most effectively with the latest medications and drug regimens.
  • Features detailed, step-by-step guidance on effective pain assessment to help nurses appropriately evaluate pain for each patient during routine assessments.
  • Provides reproducible tables, boxes, and figures that can be used in clinical practice.
  • Contains Patient Medication Information forms for the most commonly used medications in each analgesic group, to be copied and given to patients.
  • Offers the authors' world-renowned expertise in five sections:

    1. Underlying Mechanisms of Pain and the Pathophysiology of Neuropathic Pain includes figures that clearly illustrate nociception and classification of pain by inferred pathology.
    2. Assessment includes tools to assess patients who can report their pain as well as those who are nonverbal, such as the cognitively impaired and critically ill patients. Several pain-rating scales are translated in over 20 languages.
    3. Nonnopioids includes indications for using acetaminophen or NSAIDs, and the prevention and treatment of adverse effects.
    4. Opioids includes guidelines for opioid drug selection and routes of administration, and the prevention and treatment of adverse effects.

    5. Adjuvant Analgesics presents different types of adjuvant analgesics for a variety of pain types, including persistent (chronic) pain, acute pain, neuropathic pain, and bone pain. Prevention and treatment of adverse effects is also covered.
  • Includes helpful Appendices that provide website resources and suggestions for the use of opioid agreements and for incorporating pain documentation into the electronic medical record.
  • Covers patients from young adults to frail older adults.
  • Provides evidence-based, practical guidance on planning and implementing pain management in accordance with current TJC guidelines and best practices.
  • Includes illustrations to clarify concepts and processes such as the mechanisms of action for pain medications.
  • Features spiral binding to facilitate quick reference.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323094412
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/18/2010
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Underlying Mechanisms of Pain Section II: Assessment Introduction 1. Underlying Complexities of Pain Assessment 2. Misconceptions That Hamper Assessment and Treatment of Patients Who Report Pain 3. Assessment Tools for Patients 4. Other Challenges in Pain Assessment Conclusion References Section III: Nonopioid Analgesics Introduction 5. Indications for Administration of Acetaminophen or NSAIDs 6. Adverse Effects of Acetaminophen and NSAIDs 7. Individualizing the Selection of Nonopioid Analgesics 8. Perioperative Nonopioid Use 9. Nonprescription Nonopioids 10. Acute Overdose Conclusion References Section IV: Opioid Analgesics Introduction 11. Physiology and Pharmacology of Opioid Analgesics 12. Key Concepts in Analgesic Therapy 13. Guidelines for Opioid Drug Selection 14. Guidelines for Selection of Routes of Opioid Administration 15. Intraspinal Analgesia (Epidural and Intrathecal) 16. Initiating Opioid Therapy 17. IV Patient-Controlled Analgesia 18. Switching to another Opioid or Route of Administration 19. Management of Opioid-Induced Adverse Effects 20. Unwarranted Withholding of Opioids Conclusion References Section 5: Adjuvant Analgesics Introduction 21. General Considerations in the Use of Adjuvant Analgesics 22. Multipurpose Adjuvant Analgesics 23. Adjuvant Analgesics for Persistent (Chronic) Neuropathic Pain 24. Topical Analgesics for Persistent (Chronic) Pain 25. Adjuvant Analgesics for Musculoskeletal Pain 26. Adjuvant Analgesics for Postoperative and Other Acute Pain 27. Adjuvant Agends for Goal-Directed Sedation in the Critically Ill and Procedural Sedation 28. Local Anesthetics for Procedural Pain 29. Adjuvant Analgesics for Persistent (Chronic) Bone Pain 30. Adjuvant Analgesics for Malignant Bowel Obstruction 31. Adjuvants Less Often Used Conclusion References Appendix A: Pain Resources on the Internet Appendix B: Opioid Agreements Appendix C: Use of Electronic Medical Records in Pain Management Appendix D: Terminology

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)