4. Preparing the Patient for Interventional Pain Procedures

  1. P. Prithvi Raj MBBS, FFARCS (Eng), FIPP1 and
  2. Serdar Erdine MD, FIPP2

Published Online: 4 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118300480.ch4

Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide

Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide

How to Cite

Raj, P. P. and Erdine, S. (2012) Preparing the Patient for Interventional Pain Procedures, in Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118300480.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Istanbul Pain Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670385

Online ISBN: 9781118300480



  • patient preparation for interventional pain procedures;
  • preoperative evaluation of patients, crucial to reducing morbidity;
  • informed consent, obtained from patients;
  • imaging studies;
  • laboratory studies based on comorbid illness, with imbalances corrected;
  • preoperative medication, and antibiotic prophylaxis;
  • patients with coexisting diseases, a preoperative evaluation;
  • assistive devices;
  • patient's history of allergies, and adverse drug reactions documented;
  • bleeding risks with procedures, technique-specific and “Patient-specific”


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Preoperative evaluation

  • Informed consent

  • Imaging studies

  • Laboratory studies

  • Electrodiagnostics

  • Preoperative medication

  • Assistive devices

  • Preoperative evaluation of patients with coexisting disease

  • Bleeding risks associated withi nterventional procedures

  • Further reading