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Critical Care, Trauma, and Emergency Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses

Author: Liza Marmo, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN, et al.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Date Published: 2013
Pages: 343 pages
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2018

This program is pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).

CCRNs: This course is eligible for new synergy model Category A.

This course meets the two contact hour Pain and Pain Symptom Management renewal requirement of the Michigan Board of Nursing.

Compact Clinical Guide to Critical Care, Trauma, and Emergency Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses presents evidence-based national guidelines and treatment algorithms for managing pain in patients in the critical care, trauma, and emergency department settings. Such patients may present with comorbid and complex conditions that make accurate pain assessment and treatment challenging. These individuals are often unable to communicate and are at the highest risk for experiencing unrelieved pain.

The book provides information on assessing and managing pain in a variety of critical conditions. Both pharmacologic management therapies and nonpharmacologic interventions are included along with information about pain assessment screening tools for special populations. Topics covered include the basics of pain physiology in critical, emergency, and operative care patients; assessing pain in the critically ill; medication and pain management techniques useful with this population; and commonly occurring conditions in the various care environments. Also addressed is the management of particularly challenging patients (elderly, obese) and conditions (chronic pain, renal failure, chemical dependency, and burns). Short case studies reinforce the concepts in each chapter.

Table of Contents

Section I: Overview of Pain

1. The Problem of Pain in the Critically Ill

2. Physiologic and Metabolic Responses to Pain

Section II: Assessing Pain

3. The Art and Science of Pain Assessment

4. Assessment Tools

5. Assessing Pain in Specialty Populations

Section III: Medications and Treatment for Pain

6. Medication Management with Nonopioid Medications

7. Opioid Analgesics

8. Coanalgesics for Additive Pain Relief

9. Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Pain Management

10. The Effect of Opioid Polymorphisms and Patient Response to Medications

Section IV: Advanced Pain Management Techniques

11. Surgical and Procedural Pain Management in Critical Care

12. Using Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) in Critical Care

13. Regional Techniques and Epidural Analgesia for Pain Relief in Critical Care

Section V: Critical Care, Emergency Department and Trauma Patients with Pain

14. Managing Pain in Cardiothoracic Critical Care Patients

15. Managing Patient Pain in the Medical Intensive Care Unit

16. Managing Patients Seeking Pain Relief in the Emergency Department

17. Managing Pain in the Patient Suffering Trauma

Section VI: Difficult to Treat Patient Populations

18. Managing Pain in Special Patient Populations

19. Pain, Addiction, and Opioid Dependency in Critical Care Patients

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