Pain is a challenging area to understand for any healthcare professional, and quality training on the subject is required if nurses are to provide effective pain management and person-centred care. Based on the curriculum developed by the International Association for the Study of Pain, this book offers an essential guide to managing pain. Beginning with an examination of the biology of pain, it then goes on to consider pain management across the life course, looking at key topics including acute pain, cancer pain and pharmacology. Case scenarios are included throughout the book to help readers apply the knowledge they have learned to their own practice. This book is aimed primarily at meeting the learning needs of undergraduate nurses, and is essential reading for all healthcare professionals studying pain. The text will be helpful as a basic foundation for more advanced postgraduate courses in pain management in nursing practice.
Author: Eloise Carr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-12-21
This book showcases the development and evaluation of innovative examples of pain management initiatives by advanced practitioners. It considers each service development or community initiative both in terms of advanced practice nursing and pain management. There is a wide range of examples of innovation in pain management included – from the introduction of ketamine use in one trust, to wider issues around meeting the needs of pain management in the community. The book considers issues including use of research, education and interprofessional working in the advanced practitioner role. Each chapter looks at development of the service, challenges of implementation, evaluation of the service’s success and justifying the importance of the advanced nurse in the service’s achievements. Underlying theory is considered but the focus of each chapter is the translation of knowledge and skills into practice Written by expert advanced nurse practitioners with a wealth of experience in pain management Explores pain management in primary and secondary care, both within and outside the NHS Suitable for qualified nurses, Nurse Practitioners, specialist nurses working in the pain field and nursing students on postgraduate courses on pain management
Author: Barbara St. Marie
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
Release Date: 2002
This groundbreaking new resource, sponsored by the American Society of Pain Management Nurses (ASPMN) covers the entire spectrum of topics in the practice of pain management nursing. Leaders in pain management explore the foundations of pain management nursing, clinical practice protocols, advances in practice roles; and the unique role of the pain management nurse.
Author: Pamela Stitzlein Davies, MS, ARNP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Palliative Care and Hospice category "This book provides many options for pain management in cancer patients, including pharmacological and nonpharmacological options,...[and] is well organized and easy to navigate." Score: 92, 4 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews "Overall, [this book] is a comprehensive and wide-ranging text that, as proclaimed on the cover, is evidence-based and fully referenced. Practitioners and students alike will find it useful, and it deserves a place on the library shelf where people from a wide range of backgrounds can gain access."--International Journal of Palliative Nursing ì[This] text is full of ëclinical pearlsí based on [the authorsí] extensive clinical experience with effective and ineffective pain management interventionsÖThe scope of the content in this text is extremely comprehensiveÖnewer content on the effect of opioid polymorphisms, cancer pain emergencies, myofascial pain, and chronic pain in cancer survivors places this text at the forefront in terms of cutting-edge issues in cancer pain management.î Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor Sharon A. Lamb Endowed Chair in Symptom Management Research Department of Physiological Nursing University of California, San Francisco, CA From the Foreword Although the prevalence of uncontrolled cancer pain remains unnecessarily high, research has indicated that 90% of cancer patients with pain can be successfully treated with standard therapies. This concise yet extremely comprehensive guide to managing cancer pain will enable nurses on the front lines of pain assessment and management to incorporate effective strategies into their daily practice. It offers quick access to current evidence-based guidelines for busy nurses and nurse practitioners working in all oncology care settings. To facilitate quick information retrieval, the text is designed in a consistently organized, bulleted format with highlighted key information and tools for assessment and standardized treatment. It also serves as an important review for the ONS and HPNA certification exam. This book focuses on all aspects of cancer pain, including assessment and screening tools, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options, current national guidelines for pain management, regional anesthesia techniques, patient-controlled anesthesia, and epidural pain management. It also includes updated information on the effect of opioid polymorphisms, cancer pain emergencies, myofascial pain, and chronic pain in cancer survivors. The book covers palliative care and end-of-life pain management, especially for patients who have symptoms that are not managed. Information on chronic pain conditions such as neuropathic pain in cancer and the use of adjuvant medications for pain control are included, along with special treatment options for addiction and substance abuse in the cancer population. The text additionally provides information on managing pain with difficult-to-treat populations. Key Features: Provides current, evidence-based information on all aspects of cancer pain management Includes important new guidelines on using a combination of pain management scales for optimal pain assessment and management Describes interventional techniques for managing severe pain situations Organized for speedy information retrieval
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2017-08-02
Learn how to successfully work with patients in pain with The Core Curriculum for Pain Management Nursing, 3rd Edition. Written by the American Society of Pain Management Nurses (the primary nursing organization in pain management), this easy-to-read text covers the entire scope of pain management in a very user-friendly outline format. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest standards and scope of practice put forth by the ASPMN. Yet, it still retains its strong nursing focus as it explores the nurse’s role as a patient advocate in pain management and how that role changes from a Registered Nurse to a Clinical Nurse Specialist to a Nurse Practitioner. Both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods of pain management are discussed, as is a wide variety of patient subsets beyond the traditional pediatric, adult, and geriatric patient. If you’re looking to pass the ASPMN credentialing exam and work successfully with all types of patients in pain, then this is the perfect text for you! Content written by the ASPMN (American Society of Pain Management Nurses), the primary nursing organization in pain management, ensures the material is authoritative and timely. UNIQUE! Expansive patient coverage addresses not only adults, pediatric and geriatric patients, but also key subsets of patients — such as those who have concomitant addiction, those who have cancer, those who are under sedation for a procedure, and more. Comprehensive coverage discusses important topics — such as the disparities in pain management, gender differences in pain and analgesia, the effect of depression on pain perception and management, the use of research, various theories of pain management, and more — to fully prepare you for your ASPMN credentialing exam and professional practice. UNIQUE! Strong nursing focus thoroughly explores the nurse’s role as a patient advocate in pain management and how that role changes from a Registered Nurse to a Clinical Nurse Specialist to a Nurse Practitioner. Unique outline format makes the text an accessible and easy-to-read reference. NEW! Coverage of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain interventions has been updated to keep you abreast of the latest methods for both types of pain management. NEW! Thoroughly updated information reflects the latest standards and scope of practice as well as the blueprint for the ASPMN credentialing exam. NEW! Additional information on pain management in bariatric patients highlight important considerations that you need to know when caring for this specific patient population. NEW! Added illustrations and figures throughout the text make difficult concepts easier to understand.
Author: Linda L. Oakes, MSN, RN-BC, CCN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2011-02-22
Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "I would recommend this great little book for nurses who wish to carry a book with them in their clinical practice. Itís a great addition to the growing list of books addressing pain in pediatrics."--Pediatric Pain Letter "[This book] is a practical guide to pediatric pain assessment and management for the advanced practice nurse and primary caregivers who are interested in caring for patients with pain, but whose care specialty is not pain management. For the nurses whose specialty is pain management, this text provides a quick pediatric reference of our knowledge and tools of our trade. Even though it is a 'compact guide,' this text is well referenced with current key position statements, clinical practice guidelines, and primary references of the latest pediatric pain management research."--Pain Management Nursing Presented in a concise, systematic format, this clinically oriented book provides nurses and physicians quick access to up-to-date information on how to assess and manage pain in infants and children, including adolescents who suffer from acute and chronic pain conditions. This book provides a comprehensive review of medications for infants and children as well as nonpharmacological interventions to achieve optimal pain management for young patients undergoing needle-related procedures as well as painful conditions related to surgery, trauma, cancer, sickle cell disease, and chronic pain. Key Features: Describes the consequences of untreated pain on development of children Summarizes pain assessment tools recommended for verbal and preverbal patients as well as those who are critically or terminally ill Provides general principles and specific dosing recommendations for non-opioids, opioids, and coanalgesics for optimal safety and effective reduction in pain Describes the indications, medications, and ongoing care and monitoring related to the increasing use of epidural and continuous peripheral nerve block infusions for pediatric patients Provides information on how to use age-appropriate strategies for cognitive, cognitive-behavioral, and physical approaches to reduce pain Includes useful resources, such as websites, and other tools, such as pain diaries and patient education information, to support multidisciplinary teams and parents who care for children with acute and chronic pain
Author: Herta Flor
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2015-06-01
"Chronic Pain: An Integrated Biobehavioral Approach...offers in a single volume the most comprehensive and in-depth view of the field currently available. Drs. Flor and Turk share their collective knowledge and professional insights accumulated over three decades of extraordinary contributions to the field....The first section of the volume provides an up-to-date and highly digestible review of the foundational principles of the multidimensional experience of chronic pain and is followed by two sections on clinical assessment and treatment, concluding with a glimpse at future innovations in pain care. These later sections are simply extraordinary in integrating theory, science, and practical information that will be equally useful to novice and experienced clinicians, investigators, and policy makers." — From the Foreword by Robert D. Kerns, PhD This book integrates current psychological understanding with biomedical knowledge about chronic pain. With an emphasis on psychological factors associated with chronic pain states, this volume includes recommendations for a structured assessment plan. Using detailed treatment protocols and case examples, the authors aim to guide clinicians in developing effective individualized treatments for their chronic pain patients. The accompanying online ancillary content includes 65 appendices of sample documents and worksheets featuring detailed assessment methods and treatment protocols for use by health care professionals. Chronic Pain: An Integrated Biobehavioral Approach is essential reading for: Clinicians who treat chronic pain patients Clinical psychologists Students studying medicine, psychology, psychophysiology, and behavioral medicine Social workers Nurses Clinical investigators All those interested in the treatment of chronic pain
Designed to be totally relevant to UK practice, this text introduces the multifaceted problem of pain control with which nurses are daily confronted. Taking the whole person approach, it covers methods of pain relief provision, from the use of simple relaxation techniques, to the use of drugs.
Author: Alison Twycross
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-10-10
Providing an evidence-based, practical guide to care in all areas of children's pain management, Managing Pain in Children offers nurses and other healthcare professionals an introduction to the skills and expertise to manage children's pain effectively. This fully-updated second edition first explores the relevant anatomy and physiology of children, the latest policy guidelines surrounding pain management and ethical issues involved in managing children's pain. Various pain assessment tools available for children and non-drug methods of pain relief are then explored and applied to practice in relation to acute pain, chronic pain, palliative care and the management of procedural pain. The evidence base, assessment techniques, pain-relieving interventions, and guidance for best practice in both hospital and community settings are covered throughout, making this title an ideal resource for all nurses and healthcare professionals working with children.
This book addresses relevant issues to enhance pain management nurses need to advocate for effective pain treatment in the elderly. Significant changes in the evolving nursing and healthcare environment require adequate information on this topic, as pain is a very challenging area. As other care professionals, nurses are daily confronted with issues on pain assessment and management. This volume offers an overview within an evolving health environment, in which nurses dealing with pain play a growing role. It showcases best practices in pain assessment and management, details non pharmacological and pharmacological treatments. It also addresses core issues defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), such as knowledge translation, that are most relevant for clinical nurses, student nurses, nurse researchers as well as other care professionals.
Author: Debbie Grant
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2006
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It explores the vital role the veterinary nurse plays in achieving pain-free recovery for sick or injured small animals and exotic pets. It provides in-depth coverage of both the physical and psychological effects of pain and focuses on the ethical obligation to maximize quality of life through pain management. This book also examines current evidence for effective pain management, including how research findings can be translated into everyday practice. Emphasizes the nursing aspects of pain management in small animal practice. Covers the entire range of analgesic drugs available, with details on mechanisms of action, contraindications, and complications. Provides guidelines on how to accurately assess pain in animals and gauge the effectiveness of treatment. Complex topics such as physiology, anatomy, and pharmacology are discussed in clear, accessible language with accompanying figures, tables, and charts that clarify key concepts.
Author: Kathleen Mac Lellan
Release Date: 2006
This book offers an insight into all aspects of pain in order to provide practitioners with a balanced and holistic approach to pain management. Supported by evidence and research throughout, Management of Pain uses real-life clinical scenarios. The book provides the reader with practical advice and knowledge of modern methods of pain management.