ABC of Pain by Marie Fallon, Lesley A. Colvin

By Marie Fallon, Lesley A. Colvin

Persistent soreness is a truly universal challenge, impacting on many sufferers. review and administration could be difficult. The ABC of Pain specializes in the soreness administration concerns frequently encountered in basic care.
Covering significant continual soreness shows, reminiscent of musculoskeletal ache, low again ache and neuropathic discomfort, the ABC of Pain additionally presents suggestions at the administration of discomfort in being pregnant, youngsters, older adults, drug dependency and the terminally ailing. starting with an outline of the epidemiology of persistent ache, discomfort mechanisms and the evaluate of discomfort, it then presents sensible advice on interventional techniques and techniques of potent ache management.

The ABC of Pain is a finished, evidence-based reference. it's perfect for GPs, junior medical professionals, nurse experts in fundamental care, palliative care experts, and likewise medical institution and hospice employees coping with chronically and terminally ailing patients.

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