This concise, evidence-based text contains essential topics important for every pain management student, trainee, and practitioner. Both acute and chronic pain management principles and techniques are discussed, while numerous case vignettes help reinforce basic concepts and improve clinical decision making. Throughout, a multidisciplinary approach to pain is stressed. Behavioral and physical therapies, plus ethical considerations, are also discussed in this indispensable guide for anyone involved in the management of pain
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From the reviews:
"The book is divided into nine parts covering all aspects of a pain management. The book covers the subject broadly and chapters touch on alternative forms of treatment such as acupuncture as well as the psychosocial and psychological aspects of pain. . References are up to date and comprehensive. Overall an excellent book for those contemplating going into or already performing the practice of pain management." (American Journal of Neuroradiology, January, 2012)
"The book is exemplary in many respects. . explores accepted and evolving strategies for pain treatment. . The engaging and practical case scenarios at the end of each chapter carefully guide the reader through various clinical decision points. . Essentials of Pain Management is an outstanding resource that would be useful to clinicians seeking a broad understanding of pain and its evolving treatment strategies and controversies. It covers a wide array of topics, including some not always found in traditional textbooks on pain." (Devi E. Nampiaparampil, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 306 (1), July, 2011)
"This comprehensive and up-to-date book on acute and chronic pain management includes case scenarios at the end of chapters to bring the topics to life. . All physicians who manage patients in pain can benefit. . the book is specifically meant for pain physicians, all anesthesiologists will find it helpful in their day-to-day practice. . it useful for any level of trainee. . No book on the market rivals this one in its usefulness to trainees in anesthesia doing pain rotations or pain fellowships." (Tariq M. Malik, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2011)
Essentials of Pain Management is a concise, evidence-based guide that stresses a multidisciplinary approach to pain and provides a thorough review of clinical principles and procedures. Edited by faculty from Yale and Harvard Medical Schools, Essentials provides a practical approach to pain management for every type of pain management practitioner.
* Extensive case vignettes illustrating specific pain management challenges and solutions
* Multiple-choice questions with detailed answers useful for exam preparation
* In-depth discussions of palliative medicine, end-of-life care, physical therapy and
acupuncture, behavioral therapy, and pediatric and elderly pain
* A formulary of commonly used drugs for an easy go-to reference for every office
* Special considerations for nurses and dentists
From career choices in pain management to the specific drugs, procedures, and therapies that can alleviate pain, Essentials of Pain Management is a valuable resource for all pain management practitioners.