This authoritative two-volume reference, the Fifth Edition of an internationally acclaimed bestseller, offers the most up-to-date information available on multidisciplinary pain diagnosis, treatment, and management. Pain Management: A Practical Guide for Clinicians covers a broad range of approaches and techniques from the many different disciplines where professionals work with patients in pain. With more than 100 contributors, many of whom are among the most recognized and respected names in contemporary pain management, this is the book most recommended by the American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM) and the book used by applicants to prepare for the AAPM entrance exam. This unique, two-volume reference covers both traditional and alternative approaches and discusses the pain of children as well as adult and geriatric patients. It also includes the results of extensive bibliographic literature searches, from 1990 to the present, on each topic covered. A special section on legal considerations, including sample depositions taken from real-life cases, helps readers prepare for the possibility of litigation, so prevalent in healthcare today. Regardless of your specialty or medical training or whether you are in a large hospital or a small clinic, if you work with patients in need of pain management, this complete reference is for you.
This guide to the safe and effective management of conventional forms of analgesia is supplemented with checklists, flow charts and key points that can be referred to during treatment of a patient. This edition has been extensively revised and updated.
Joined by an international team of leading experts, noted pain authority Dr. Steven Waldman presents comprehensive, one-of-a-kind coverage examining pain syndromes from a multidisciplinary perspective. A user-friendly, how-to-do-it format enables you to access specific guidance quickly ... and apply the information easily ... to bring faster pain relief to your patients. (Midwest).
This atlas, a companion to the popular INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT, provides step-by-step full-color illustrations demonstrating interventional pain management techniques. Over 200 computer-generated figures provide a bright and vibrant way to view pain management methods in an almost 3-D approach. The text offers concise information on anatomy, indications, technique, and complications in a simple, bulleted format.
A handbook to providing medical clearance for anaesthesia, whether for a well child, a child with asthma or another chronic disease, or a child with an acute or recent respiratory infection. There is information about less painful techniques for administering anaesthesia to children, as well as specific information about pain prevention and relief and techniques for administering sedatives and analgesics in the office setting.
Pain is a complex, multidimensional phenomenon, with physiological, behav ioral, emotional, cognitive, and developmental aspects (Zeltzer, Barr, McGrath, & Schechter, 1992). To effectively evaluate and manage pain in children, the clini cian must be able to assess the unique ways these complex dimensions interact for the individual child and integrate these dimensions into a treatment plan. This can be a daunting task. The purpose of this book is to provide a framework for conceptualizing pain problems in children that can guide the practitioner in developing an evaluation and treatment plan that is optimal for the individual child. This book is not in tended to be a comprehensive, exhaustive review of the literature on pain manage ment in children. There are several excellent books of this nature (e.g., Bush & Harkins, 1991: McGrath, 1990; Ross & Ross, 1988). Instead, this book is an at tempt to outline an hypothesis testing process of case conceptualizing and treat ment planning that can help structure the task of sorting through the complex interrelationships that determine children's pain.