From classroom to practice - your own clinical coach by your side! Each title in this innovative series helps you excel on your toughest exams and meet the demands of your clinical rotations. They're two books in one...exam prep and clinical rotation companion. Explore the importance of the nurse's role in acute and chronic pain management with a unique approach that expands considerations beyond traditional views of pain! Coverage encompasses all of the professional, theoretical, physiological, psychological, and interpersonal knowledge you need to understand the pain experienced by patients and how to manage it more effectively. This book analyzes the complex theories of pain that are the foundation for understanding the needs of the person with pain. It outlines specific strategies for assessing pain across the lifespan, including difficult-to-assess populations. It details a multimodal approach to care planning that treats the body, mind, and spirit, as well as the social interactions affected by pain.
It covers the pharmacologic, non-drug, and technology-assisted methods of managing pain, illustrating how they are best used alone or in combination to optimize the safety and efficacy of care. It offers 'Clinical Coach' tips with expert advice.
Table of Contents
The Nurse's Role in Pain Control; The Nature of Pain; Physiology of Pain; Pain Assessment; Diagnoses, Treatment Planning and Refinement; Pharmacological Management; Non-Drug Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches to Pain Relief; Advanced Techniques and Technologies for Pain Control; Controlling Pain in Specific Patient Populations; Tools.