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Acute pain management in principle

Jeremy N. Cashman

in Acute Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199234721
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191739972 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199234721.003.0004

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Acute pain management in principle

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Pain measurement is essential in evaluating response to analgesic therapy.

The oral route is the route of choice for analgesics in non-fasting patients.

Administering opioids by the neuraxial route provides superior analgesia to the same drug administered by parenteral routes.

Clinical practice guidelines may be useful in acute pain management.

Acute Pain Services improve the quality of post-operative pain management.

Chapter.  3132 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Critical Care ; Pain Medicine

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