Pain is a challenging area to understand for any healthcare professional, and quality training on the subject is required if nurses are to provide effective pain management and person-centred care. Based on the curriculum developed by the International Association for the Study of Pain, this book offers an essential guide to managing pain. Beginning with an examination of the biology of pain, it then goes on to consider pain management across the life course, looking at key topics including acute pain, cancer pain and pharmacology. Case scenarios are included throughout the book to help readers apply the knowledge they have learned to their own practice. This book is aimed primarily at meeting the learning needs of undergraduate nurses, and is essential reading for all healthcare professionals studying pain. The text will be helpful as a basic foundation for more advanced postgraduate courses in pain management in nursing practice.
This book showcases the development and evaluation of innovativeexamples of pain management initiatives by advanced practitioners.It considers each service development or community initiative bothin terms of advanced practice nursing and pain management. There isa wide range of examples of innovation in pain management included– from the introduction of ketamine use in one trust, towider issues around meeting the needs of pain management in thecommunity. The book considers issues including use of research,education and interprofessional working in the advancedpractitioner role. Each chapter looks at development of theservice, challenges of implementation, evaluation of theservice’s success and justifying the importance of theadvanced nurse in the service’s achievements. Underlying theory is considered but the focus of each chapteris the translation of knowledge and skills intopractice Written by expert advanced nurse practitioners with a wealthof experience in pain management Explores pain management in primary and secondary care, bothwithin and outside the NHS Suitable for qualified nurses, Nurse Practitioners, specialistnurses working in the pain field and nursing students onpostgraduate courses on pain management
Pain management is a popular topic for nursing students and one that is covered primarily during years 2 and 3 of UK pre-registration nursing courses. An understanding of the mechanics of pain, how pain affects individuals and how pain can be treated is absolutely core to nursing study and practice and nurses need to be able to identify, assess and treat pain responsibly and as part of their broader care for patients. The emphasis of the book will not be on facts, physiology or pharmacology, but instead the book will draw on these things to help students develop a solid philosophy of care that encompasses good pain management.
Nurses working in clinical settings require a broadly based knowledge of pain management. This book provides a much needed, immediate source of essential and relevant information which can be used for the direct benefit of patients. Adopting a nursing approach, it offers a unique opportunity to learn about the major principles of pain management, what interventions are available and how and when to apply them safely. The text is presented under the three umbrella headings of 'acute', 'chronic' and 'cancer' pain and is well supported with appropriate references. It will enable nurses working in a wide range of clinical situations to develop their knowledge and skills in effective pain relief from sound guidelines. Contributors to the book include nurses with vast clinical and research experience in specific areas of pain management. All have made a major contribution to nurse education. They recognise the important role that the nurse has to play in the management of pain as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and also the need for research in this exciting, fast developing field.
Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Education/Continuing Education category This AJN award-winning text is the only book to teach evidence-based practice (EBP) content grounded in a tested philosophy of teaching and learning. It provides the tools, perspective and context for health educators and practitioners to implement evidence-based care practices and evaluate their efficacy. Reflecting four years of successful experiences in helping academic agencies understand and implement EBP, this new edition has been reorganized to include updated information and five new chapters. It stresses the importance of mentorship in creating EBP and illustrates how mentorship can be designed and implemented to promote EBP. The text clarifies three principal values: How to integrate EBP into academic curricula How to implement an EBP model in clinical settings (for graduate, second career, and CE students) How to address teaching and learning strategies for specific user groups Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing will be of value to clinical and academic educators, educational and clinical administrators, unit managers, students attending CE programs, and students in nursing education graduate programs. Key Features: Revises and expands upon AJN Book of the Year Award first edition Reflects knowledge gained from four years of successful experiences in teaching and learning EBP since publication of first edition Provides comprehensive and innovative strategies for mentoring and teaching EBP in education and practice scenarios Describes how to implement EBP at undergraduate levels, for second career students, and in continuing education
Providing an evidence-based, practical guide to care in all areas of children's pain management, Managing Pain in Children offers nurses and other healthcare professionals an introduction to the skills and expertise to manage children's pain effectively. This fully-updated second edition first explores the relevant anatomy and physiology of children, the latest policy guidelines surrounding pain management and ethical issues involved in managing children's pain. Various pain assessment tools available for children and non-drug methods of pain relief are then explored and applied to practice in relation to acute pain, chronic pain, palliative care and the management of procedural pain. The evidence base, assessment techniques, pain-relieving interventions, and guidance for best practice in both hospital and community settings are covered throughout, making this title an ideal resource for all nurses and healthcare professionals working with children.
Essentials of Palliative Care is a to-the-point, clinically oriented resource for all members of the multidisciplinary palliative care team and trainees. It covers practical clinical topics, including assessment of the patient and pain and symptom management, and practical non-medical topics central to providing effective palliative care, including psychological management, guidance on how to help patients and their families through the many healthcare decision points they face, and sensitivity to the goals and culture of the patient. Review questions, with detailed answers, provide a convenient way for readers to test their knowledge. Features: · Concise, comprehensive, clinically focused · Multiple choice review questions, with detailed answers · Expert contributors from leading institutions · Coordination of care by palliative care team a major focus