Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2015Comprehensive acute pain management no longer means only caring for patients with pain resulting from postoperative and trauma-related causes-it now includes managing patients with acute pain arising from a wide variety of conditions. Acute Pain Management: A Practical Guide provides health professional

chapter Chapter 1|5 pages


chapter Chapter 2|8 pages

Delivery of effective acute pain management

chapter Chapter 3|13 pages

Assessment and monitoring

chapter Chapter 4|23 pages

Pharmacology of opioids

chapter Chapter 5|12 pages

Pharmacology of local anesthetics

chapter Chapter 6|25 pages

Nonopioid and adjuvant analgesic agents

chapter Chapter 7|24 pages

Systemic routes of opioid administration

chapter Chapter 8|20 pages

Patient-controlled analgesia

chapter Chapter 9|34 pages

Epidural and intrathecal analgesia

chapter Chapter 10|14 pages

Other regional and local analgesia

chapter Chapter 11|4 pages

Nonpharmacological therapies

chapter Chapter 12|14 pages

Acute neuropathic and persistent postacute pain

chapter Chapter 13|8 pages

Nonsurgical acute pain

chapter Chapter 14|30 pages

More complex patients

chapter Chapter 15|10 pages

Opioid analgesia after discharge from hospital

chapter Chapter 16|13 pages

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