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Compact Clinical Guide to Women's Pain Management: an Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses

Compact Clinical Guide to Women's Pain Management: an Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses

D'Arcy, Yvonne M., author

""The care provided to women in pain unfortunately often adds to the suffering rather than relieving it. This clinical resource describes instead the evidence-based approach to women's pain that offers optimum relief as well as a compassionate response Congratulations to Yvonne for creation of this resource, which will serve as an excellent tool for clinicians dedicated to pain relief for women. ""--Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN. Professor and Research Scientist. City of Hope, Duarte, California. Recent research studies have indicated that there is a difference between the pain ex

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Published New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, LLC 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Yvonne M. D'Arcy
ISBN: 0826193862, 9780826193858, 9780826193865
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 336 pages) : illustrations
Other Number: ebc1394867
Series: Compact clinical guide
Subject: Pain Nursing.; MEDICAL Diseases.; MEDICAL Evidence-Based Medicine.; MEDICAL Internal Medicine.; Pain drug therapy.; Pain Treatment.; HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases General.; MEDICAL Clinical Medicine.; Evidence-Based Nursing.; Evidence-based nursing.; Women.; Pain Management methods.
Alternative Title: Women's pain management : an evidence-based approach for nurses
Series Title: Compact clinical guide series.
Local note: eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Nursing Collection


  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Section I: Overview of Pain in Women
  9. Chapter 1: The Problem of Pain in Women
  10. Gender and Sex
  11. Prevalence of Women's Pain Syndromes
  12. Other Physiologic Differences in Pain Between Men and Women
  13. Medication Response Differences
  14. The Estrogen Effect
  15. Types of Pain
  16. Transmission of Pain
  17. Barriers to Treating Pain in Women
  18. References
  19. Additional Resources
  20. Chapter 2: The Art and Science of Pain Assessment
  21. Assessment
  22. Pain Assessment Tools
  23. One-dimensional Pain Scales
  24. Multidimensional Pain Scales.
  25. The Brief Pain Impact Questionnaire (BPIQ)Behavioral Pain Scales
  26. Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD)
  27. Payen Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS)
  28. Measures of Functionality
  29. The Owestry Disability Index
  30. SF-36 or SF-12 Questionnaires
  31. Assessing Pain in Specialty Populations
  32. Assessing Pain in Older Adults
  33. Assessing Pain in Patients with a Substance Abuse History
  34. Barriers to Pain Assessment
  35. References
  36. Section II: Common Medications and Treatment Options for Pain Management
  37. Chapter 3: Nonopioid Medications
  38. General Guidelines
  39. Level I Medications: Mild to Moderate Pain: Pain Intensity 1-3.
  40. Level II Medications: Moderate to Severe Pain: Pain Intensity 4-6Level III Medications: Severe Pain: Pain Intensity 7-10
  41. Nonopioid Analgesics for Pain (ACETAMINOPHEN AND NSAIDs)
  43. Aspirin (ASA)
  44. The Nsaid Debate
  45. Special Considerations for Ketorolac (TORADOL)
  46. New Developments with Nsaids
  47. References
  48. Chapter 4: Opioid Medications
  49. Women and Opioids
  50. Opioid Medications
  51. The Various Forms of Opioids
  52. Formulations of Opioid Medications
  53. Short-Acting Combination Medications.
  54. Extended-Aelease Medications-pain Relief for Consistent Pain- Around-the-Clock Pain ReliefRisk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)
  55. Opioids in the Older Patient
  56. Tips for Starting Analgesic Medication in the Older Patient
  57. Treating Opioid Side Effects
  58. Helpful Websites
  59. References
  60. Additional Resources
  61. Chapter 5: Coanalgesic Medications
  62. Coanalgesics for Acute Pain
  63. Antidepressant Medications
  64. Anticonvulsant Medications
  65. Topical Analgesics
  66. Muscle Relaxants
  67. Other Coanalgesics
  68. References
  69. Chapter 6: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Techniques for Managing Pain.
  70. Differences in Types of TherapyUse of Cam With Women
  71. Body-based Therapy
  72. Mind-body Approaches
  73. Mind-body Therapies
  74. Energy Therapies
  75. Nutritional Therapy
  76. Summary
  77. References
  78. Additional Resources
  79. Chapter 7: Acute Pain: Patient-controlled Analgesia and Epidural Analgesia
  80. Patient-controlled Analgesia
  81. Smart Pump Technology for PCA and Epidural Pumps
  82. Pca Medications and Orders
  83. Monitoring PCA and Treating Adverse Effects
  84. Recommendations for Safe PCA Use
  85. Patients Needing Special Consideration with PCA Use
  86. Epidural Basics
  87. Epidural Medications
  88. Monitoring Patients on Epidural Analgesia.