21. Management of Pain on the MHDU

  1. David Vaughan,
  2. Neville Robinson,
  3. Nuala Lucas and
  4. Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch21

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

How to Cite

Vaughan, D., Robinson, N., Lucas, N. and Arulkumaran, S. (2010) Management of Pain on the MHDU, in Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch21

Author Information

  1. Harrow and London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178211

Online ISBN: 9781444323948

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Keywords:

  • pain management on MHDU;
  • thromboembolic disease risk - increasing in pregnancy;
  • good analgesia, and cardiovascular stability - in pre-eclamptic/eclamptic patient;
  • women admitted to MHDU - caesarean sections, and perineal/peri-anal pain;
  • MHDU patient and analgesia - important considerations;
  • multimodal approach, regularly administered analgesia - most effective approach;
  • NICE caesarean section guideline, 2004 - guidance on post-caesarean section analgesia;
  • NICE recommendations - for post-caesarean section analgesia;
  • opioids, and morphine - given via oral, IM and IV routes;
  • strategies, in managing pain in MHDU patient

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Options for management