Optimising pain management - An update
Keywords: pain, opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, acute pain, chronic non-malignant pain, cancer pain, post-caesarean section pain, analgesics
AbstractThe 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.
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