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Pain management made incredibly easy.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2003]

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vi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Understanding pain -- Assessing pain -- Pharmacological approaches to pain management -- Nonpharmacological approaches to pain management -- Acute pain -- Chronic nonmalignant pain -- Cancer pain -- HIV and AIDS pain -- Pain in pediatric patients -- Pain in elderly patients -- Substance abuse and dependency.
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RB127 .P33238 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Pain Management Made Incredibly Easy! is divided into four parts. Part 1 covers the fundamental concepts of pain, including the anatomy and physiology of pain, the experience of pain, and pain assessment. Part 2 covers common types of pain as well as pain specific to AIDS patients, cancer patients, pediatric patients, and elderly patients. Part 3 discusses managing pain, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches to pain management, acute pain management, management of surgical pain, and alternative and complementary therapies. Part 4 concerns patient education about dependency and abuse and lifestyle management. Appendices cover web resources, the IASP classification of chronic pain syndromes, and various pain assessment scales. The book continues the user-friendly approach of the Incredibly Easy! series, using Nurse Joy and friends to make the text entertaining as well as informative.

Table of Contents

Contributors and consultantsp. iv
Forewordp. v
1 Understanding painp. 1
2 Assessing painp. 29
3 Pharmacologic pain managementp. 55
4 Nonpharmacologic pain managementp. 87
5 Acute painp. 131
6 Chronic nonmalignant painp. 157
7 Cancer painp. 203
8 HIV-AIDS painp. 223
9 Pain in pediatric patientsp. 245
10 Pain in elderly patientsp. 263
11 Addictive diseasep. 281
12 Lifestyle managementp. 303
Appendices and indexp. 331
Herbs used in pain managementp. 332
Glossaryp. 336
Web sites for pain managementp. 338
Selected referencesp. 339
Indexp. 340