Treatment Options in Managing Acute Perioperative Pain
Perioperative pain management is an area of focus among surgeons and anesthesiologists for the surgical patient; however, if the interventions and drugs employed do not adequately treat the underlying pain, the pain could develop into a chronic problem or worsen patient outcomes. The pharmacist can play a valuable role in the pharmacological understanding of the different medications used in the perioperative clinical setting. Various techniques are used in the management of perioperative pain, including neuraxial opioid analgesia, patient-controlled analgesia with systemic opioids, peripheral regional analgesia, and multimodal agents. Pharmacists’ knowledge of pain and appropriate strategies in the treatment of acute perioperative pain can be beneficial to their patients’ well-being.
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John, Samuel N.; Williams, Melissa; and Hunley, Christina, "Treatment Options in Managing Acute Perioperative Pain" (2017). PCOM Scholarly Papers. 1808.