The Handbook of Perioperative Pain Management is an up-to-date evidence-based guide to the effective management of perioperative pain even in the most challenging situations. It provides readers with an understanding of the physiology, pharmacology and psychology of acute pain together with guidelines for best practice. Examples of assessment documentation and guidelines for specific patient sub-groups are reproduced throughout the text.
Felicia Cox is Senior Nurse in Pain Management at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust. She is also Part-time Visiting Lecturer in Critical Care at Buckinghamshire University College and Editor of the Journal of Perioperative Practice
1. The Physiology of Pain. 2. Principles of Acute Pain Assessment. 3. Barriers to Effective Pain Management. 4. Psychosocial Perspectives of Acute Pain. 5. The Role of Personal Coping Strategies in the Management of Perioperative Pain. 6. How Analgesics Work. 7. The Evidence for Acute Perioperative Pain Management. 8. Regional Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Part 1: Peripheral Nerve Blockade. 9. Regional Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Part 2: Central Neural Blockade. 10. Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA). 11. Other Routes of Opioid Administration. 12. Managing Perioperative Pain in Special Circumstances. 13. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) in Perioperative Settings. 14. Risk Management in Perioperative Analgesia. 15. Education