Narcotics

  1. where can i find info regarding meds and drugs for pain management, or some kind of a "comparative info" ,for example: 1)for narcs, which are the mildest to the strongest, which is appropriate for which patient., 2)and other pain meds that are not considered narcs like tramadol, ultracet.

    Thanks
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  3. by   purplemania
    do a search on pain management. There are websites for oncology nurses and others for hospice nurses. Try:

    www.cancer.org
    www.acor.org/index.html
    www.cancerlinks.org
    www.profed.uicc.org
    http://cancer.med.upenn.edu
    www.ons.org
    http://www.tneel.uic.edu (toolkit for nursing excellence at end of life transition)
  4. by   kids
    I suggest doing a search for "equianalgesic chart" (be sure to spell it correcly or you won't get anything). It/they will likely give the info you are looking for. I typed it into MSN search and got 132 hits, a quick skim of the first 2 pages were all good info.Keep in mind that when it comes to "strength" many drugs are grouped (Dilaudid -vs-MS/Demerol -vs-Tylenol #3/Vicodin). And while a chart can be helpful the actual effects & effectiveness will vary from patient to patient. Most charts don't cover the OTCs (Tylenol, Advil) as are kind of first line, mild pain meds.
  5. by   game over
    Thank you !!!

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