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Although the prevalence of uncontrolled cancer pain remains unnecessarily high, research has indicated that 90% of cancer patients with pain can be successfully treated with standard therapies. This concise, clinically oriented guide to cancer pain management provides quick access to current guidelines for primary care providers in clinics, hospitals, and specialty care courses, and clinical nurses in critical care settings. To facilitate quick information retrieval, the text is designed in a consistently organized, bulleted format with highlighted key information and tools for assessment and standardized treatment.
This book focuses on all aspects of cancer pain including assessment and screening tools, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options, current national guidelines for pain management, regional anesthesia techniques, patient-controlled anesthesia, and epidural pain management. It addresses end of life and palliative care, especially for patients who have symptoms that are not managed or for whom terminal care is needed. Information on chronic pain conditions such as neuropathic pain in cancer, and addiction and substance abuse in the cancer population is included, along with special treatment options and the use of adjunct medications. Additionally the text provides information on managing pain with difficult to treat populations, and includes new information on opioid polymorphisms.Key Features:
Provides evidence-based information on all aspects of cancer pain managementIncludes important new guidelines on using a combination of pain management scales for optimal pain assessment and managementDescribes interventional techniques for managing severe pain situationsHighlights important information for quick access
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