Chapter 4. Post-Operative Pain Management

  1. Fiona J McArthur-Rouse MSc, BSc (Hons), Cert Ed, RGN1 and
  2. Sylvia Prosser PhD, MSc, BEd (Hons)2
  1. Jane McLean,
  2. Sandra Huntington and
  3. Fiona J McArthur-Rouse

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470691946.ch4

Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient

Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient

How to Cite

McLean, J., Huntington, S. and McArthur-Rouse, F. J. (2007) Post-Operative Pain Management, in Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient (eds F. J. McArthur-Rouse and S. Prosser), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470691946.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Principal Lecturer, Department of Adult Nursing Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University

  2. 2

    Formerly Principal Lecturer, Department of Adult Nursing Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405133050

Online ISBN: 9780470691946

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Keywords:

  • tissue damage;
  • limb amputation;
  • gate control theory;
  • nerve injury;
  • neural system

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Types of pain

  • The physiology of pain

  • Psychosocial aspects of pain

  • Adverse effects of unrelieved pain

  • Assessment of pain

  • Pharmacological approaches to post-operative pain management

  • Non-pharmacological approaches to post-operative pain management

  • Self-test questions

  • References and further reading