An overview of pharmacology and acute pain: part two
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An overview of pharmacology and acute pain: part two

Felicia Cox Senior nurse in pain management, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London

This article explores the role of medicines in the management of acute pain. The main categories of analgesic drugs are outlined and the different routes of administration are explored. The characteristics and precautions associated with the different classes of medicines are also highlighted.

Nursing Standard. 25, 5,35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.10.25.5.35.c8022

Correspondence

f.cox@rbht.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review