"Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults" provides a comprehensive approach and will identify new strategies for helping to provide comfort and dignity for those who suffer from pain. Leading experts in the pain field provide useful information on the scope of the problem, insight into assessing pain status and practical guidance for treatment.
A comprehensive assessment of the clinical, psychological, legal, and cultural aspects of dealing with unnecessary pain in the elderly. The authors explore pharmacotherapy (nonopioids, opioids, and adjuvants), interventional strategies, the role of rehabilitation in managing pain in seniors, and the problems of pain management in long-term care. Supplementary features include continuing medical education (CME) certification, a CME posttest and evaluation to be completed and submitted for credit, and an appendix of analgesics that details starting oral doses, maximum daily oral doses, and special considerations for the elderly. 6.5 AMA/PRA category 1 CME credits with completion of included test.