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Compact Clinical Guide to Cancer Pain Management
An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses
by Pamela Davies, MS, ARNP, Yvonne D'Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS
Paperback Book (400 Pages)
September 2012
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 yet extremely comprehensive guide to managing cancer pain will enable nurses on the front lines of pain assessment and management to incorporate effective strategies into their daily practice. It offers quick access to current evidence-based guidelines for busy nurses and nurse practitioners working in all oncology 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. It also serves as an important review for the ONS and HPNA Certification exam.

This book focuses on all aspects of cancer pain, including assessment and screening tools, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options, current national guidelines for pain management, regional anesthesia techniques, patient-controlled anesthesia, and epidural pain management. It also includes updated information on the effect of opioid polymorphisms, cancer pain emergencies, myofascial pain, and chronic pain in cancer survivors. The book covers palliative care and end-of-life pain management, especially for patients who have symptoms that are not managed. Information on chronic pain conditions such as neuropathic pain in cancer and the use of adjuvant medications for pain control are included, along with special treatment options for addiction and substance abuse in the cancer population. The text additionally provides information on managing pain with difficult-to-treat populations.
Key Features:
•Provides current, evidence-based information on all aspects of cancer pain management
•Includes important new guidelines on using a combination of pain management scales for optimal pain assessment and management
•Describes interventional techniques for managing severe pain situations
•Organized for speedy information retrieval
Section I - Overview of cancer pain

Chapter 1 The problem of cancer pain

Chapter 2 Important assessment concepts and tools for HCPs and nurses to use when assessing pain in patients with cancer

Section II Helping nurses and HCPs to develop a plan of care for medication managemnt and non-pharmacological interventions

Chapter 3 Non-opioid medications

Chapter 4 Opioid medications

Chapter 5 Co-analgesic medications

Chapter 6: Management of medication side effects

Chapter 7. Complementary techniques for pain relief

Section III Helping nurses and HCPs to understand how to incorporate interventional options for managing chronic pain in the patient plan of care

Chapter 8 Regional techniques

Chapter 9 Implanted techniques

Chapter 10 Palliative Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Surgery for Pain Control

Section IV Special Treatment Considerations for nurses and HCPs caring for patients with cancer related pain

Chapter 11 Effect of opioid polymorphisms (new research indicates need for rotating use of controlled drugs to avoid resistance development)

Chapter 12 Differences in opioid dependency, addiction and tolerance

Chapter 13 Developing a comprehensive treatment plan

Section V Helpful information for nurses and HCPS on managing cancer related pain conditions

Chapter 14 Cancer Pain Emergencies

Chapter 15 Neuropathic pain

Chapter 16 Myofascial pain

Chapter 17 Chronic pain in the cancer survivor

Section VI The role of the nurse and HCP in providing Palliative care, hospice, and end of life care

Chapter 18 Palliative Care

Chapter 19 Hospice

Chapter 20 End of life care

Chapter 21: Psychosocial aspects of cancer pain
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