Compact Clinical Guide To Women's Pain Management...

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Item#: 9780826193858
Edition 01
Author D'arcy, Yvonne
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This wonderful and insightful book is an excellent resource for providers caring for women experiencing pain. This group of patients is considered a vulnerable population that is often faced with issues of power imbalance and lack of understanding from the healthcare professionals charged with providing them assistance. This unique book is an excellent resource for all primary care providers and pain management providers... Weighted Numerical Score: 99 - 5 Stars!<
>Kathleen Woodruff<
>Doody's Medical Reviews"The care provided to women in pain unfortunately often adds to the suffering rather than relieving it. This clinical resource describes instead the evidence-based approach to women's pain that offers optimum relief as well as a compassionate responseâñ Congratulations to Yvonne for creation of this resource, which will serve as an excellent tool for clinicians dedicated to pain relief for women. "-Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN<
>Professor and Research Scientist<
>City of Hope, Duarte, CaliforniaRecent research studies have indicated that there is a difference between the pain experienced by men and that experienced by women. This is the only clinical reference specifically geared to management of all commonly presented pain conditions particular to women. It is written by an NP Pain Management Specialist for nurses in all settings, and provides evidence-based guidelines for treating women's pain as a unique entity. Concise and portable, the guide delivers key information and helpful pain strategies that will support individualized pain management approaches and help to improve pain management outcomes.The guide provides quick access to nursing guidelines for treatment of pain due to fi
omyalgia, TMJ pain, phantom
east pain, postmastectomy pain syndrome, menstrually related migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, and STD-related and pelvic pain. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options, current information from national guidelines (including using a combination of pain management scales for optimal pain assessment and management), along with regional anesthesia techniques, patient-controlled analgesia, and epidural pain management are also included. In addition, the guide discusses options for managing extreme pain situations, how to screen and treat potential substance abusers, and the physiologic bases of gender-different pain responses. Each chapter features a section called 'Nursing Considerations' which focuses on interventions and techniques to improve outcomes. Of particular note is a section on managing pain in obese women who suffer from pelvic pain syndromes and fi
omyalgia, among other types of pain.Key Features:Focuses on evidence-based clinical management of all commonly presented pain conditions particular to womenDiscusses pharmacologic and complementary pain managementAddresses physiologic bases of gender-different pain responsesProvides cutting edge information regarding pain in obese women and managing extreme pain situationsOffers new information on opioid polymorphisms that guide understanding of why pain medication is sometimes less effective than expected

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Table of Contents
Section I. An overview of pain in the older adultChapter 1. Physiological factors and pain processing in the older adultChapter 2. The psychosocial impact of pain on the older adult patientSection II. Assessing pain in the older adultChapter 3. Pain assessment in the older adult patientChapter 4. Pain Assessment in the non-verbal, cognitively impaired older adult patient.Chapter 5. A review of pain assessment tools for use with the older adultSection III. Managing Pain in the older adultChapter 6. Developing a comprehensive planChapter 7 Choosing the right medication for the pain complaintChapter 8. Using adjunct medications for specific pain typesChapter 9. Managing medication side effects and specific recommendationsfor using medications with older patientsSection IV. Other treatment options for pain reliefChapter 10. Interventional options such as verte
oplasty for compressionfractures, nerve blocks, acupunctureChapter 11. Complementary methods for pain relief such as cognitivebehavioral methods, energy techniques, musicChapter 12. The role of physical therapy for reconditioningSection IV . Pain Control for end of life careChapter 13. Palliative care techniques to promote comfortChapter 14. When hospice is the best optionSection V. Pain Conditions Common in Older AdultsChapter 15. Osteoarthitis and related musculoskeletal conditionsChapter 16. Neuropathic pain associated with post-herpatic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathyChapter 17. Central Post Stoke Syndrome.Chapter 18. Facial pain associated with temporal arteritis or trigeminal neuralgiaChapter 19. Rheumatological ConditionsSection VI. Special Considerations in Managing Pain in Older AdultsChapter 20. Anxiety and depression in older adultsChapter 21. Alcohol and substance Use and Misuse