understanding pain management:
use these links to help understand types of pain and improve pain management.
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the comparative pain scale
american society for pain management nursing
the american society for pain management nursing's mission is to advance and promote optimal nursing care for people affected by pain by promoting best nursing practice. this is accomplished through education, standards, advocacy, and research.
what is pain:
avoiding misconceptions in pain management
one main reason for this undertreated pain is the existence of several myths and misconceptions regarding pain management. goal of this summary to dispel these myths and misconceptions.
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nursing2002 study reveals nurses know pain but not narcotics
city of hope's pain management resources
multiple educational articles, books and publications listed
algorithm for pain assessment and management
ahrq: government guidelines for acute and chronic pain:
assessment and management of acute pain assessment algorithm
pain, chronic; assessment and management of (guideline)
narcotic analgesic dosage conversion chart
nifty tool: narcotic analgesic converter
from mayo clinic:
chronic pain: when no physical cause can be found
[color=#333366]antidepressants: another weapon against chronic pain
complex regional pain syndrome
keep a journal
keeping a journal can help you track your pain management progress and determine the therapies or activities that seem most helpful.
otc (over the counter)
* otc pain relievers: which ones are right for you?
otc pain reliever guide: compare before choosing
* nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids)
* cox-2 inhibitors
* topical medications
* opioids (narcotics)
* [color=#333366]tricyclic antidepressants
* antiseizure medications
harvard's pain management service
pain syndromes exist for which specific therapies are indicated and have been shown to have significant benefit in the literature. extensive treatment algorithms for basically all painful conditions as listed by the international association for the study of pain (iasp) diagnosis coding system was developed to standardize pain treatments, and enable outcomes to be tracked by diagnosis.
univ michigan: adult pain management staff education
pediatric pain management: infants to teens
top 10 things you need to know about pediatric pain management
from donna wong rn, faan--wong on web added 4/24/2006
paper:principles of pharmacologic pain management in infants and children:
the 6 rights to relief
cries: neonatal postoperative pain scale
[color=#12579f]meeting the challenge of pediatric pain management
ceu added 4/20/2008
the purpose of this course is to inform nurses about the historical difficulties surrounding pediatric pain management, propose pharamacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments, and discuss complexities involved in various pediatric pain management cases.
an approach to pain management in palliative care
module 1 pathophysiology of pain and pain assessment (1 credit)
publications: added 9/06
core curriculum for pain management nursing
st. marie, b., & american society of pain management nurses. (2002)