Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults

Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults : An Evidence-Based Approach

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This is a comprehensive assessment of the clinical, psychological, legal, and cultural aspects of dealing with unnecessary pain in the elderly. The authors explore pharmacotherapy (nonopioids, opioids, and adjuvants), interventional strategies, the role of rehabilitation in managing pain in seniors, and the problems of pain management in long-term care. Supplementary features include continuing medical education (CME) certification, a CME posttest and evaluation to be completed and submitted for credit, and an appendix of analgesics that details starting oral doses, maximum daily oral doses, and special considerations for the elderly. 6.5 AMA/PRA category 1 CME credits with completion of included test.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 158 x 238.8 x 25.7mm | 630.5g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 24 black & white illustrations
  • 1588292177
  • 9781588292179

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..is a very useful and timely creation...a very useful and innovative CD-ROM. There are excellent chapters on various non-opiates and opiates with their recommended usage...an excellent book, to be read by all doctors wishing to improve their knowledge and understanding in the field and as an eye opener. - The Royal College of Surgeons of England This book is comprehensive and easy to read, intended for doctors, physician's assistants, and nurse practitioners working in the field of geriatrics. The book is recommended for any medical library and would also be a useful textbook or discussion resource for students interested in geriatric medicine. E-STREAMSshow more

Table of contents

Pain, Pain Everywhere ...Almost. Assessment. Preventive Analgesia Evaluation and Therapy. Spirituality As an Adjunct to Pain Management. The Role of Rehabilitation in Managing Pain in Seniors. Pharmacotherapy of Pain in Older Adults: Nonopioids. Pharmacotherapy of Pain in Older Adults: Opioids and Adjuvants. Interventional Strategies for Pain Management. Pain Management in Long-Term Care. The Politics of Pain: Legislative and Public Policy Issues. The Internet and Electronic Medical Records to Assist With Pain Relief. Pain Relief Tips for Patients. Suggestions for Change: Education, Policy, and Communication. Appendix: Analgesics in Older Adults. Index.show more