Optimising pain management - An update

  • Natalie Schellack Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • Ama Sakoa Annor Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital
Keywords: pain, opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, acute pain, chronic non-malignant pain, cancer pain, post-caesarean section pain, analgesics

Abstract

The key to optimal pain management is the ability to effectively monitor the patient to ensure pain relief, whilst minimising or managing the side-effects of pain medication. This will only be possible through the collaborative work of all healthcare professionals managing the patient. This article provides an overview of the requirements for optimising pharmacotherapeutic pain management.

Author Biographies

Natalie Schellack, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
BCur, BPharm, PhD (Pharmacy) Associate Professor Department of Pharmacy Faculty of Health Sciences Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Ama Sakoa Annor, Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital
BPharm, MSc (Med) (Pharmacy) Pharmacist Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital Ga-Rankuwa
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