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Advances in the pharmacological management of acute and chronic pain

06 June 2018

Nursing Standard

Pain

Effective management of acute and chronic pain is an important aspect of nursing practice. Relieving patients’ pain requires nurses to have an understanding of the...

An overview of pharmacology and acute pain: part two

06 October 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

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...

Basic principles of pain management: assessment and intervention

08 September 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, the first in a series written by pain nurse specialists, provides an overview of the nature, causes and structured management of acute, chronic and...

Introduction to the pain series

08 September 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

PAIN IS A COMPLEX phenomenon. What we experience as pain is the result of an intricate series of events in our body and brain, reflecting previous physical and...

An overview of pharmacology and acute pain: part one

29 September 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This two-part article, the fourth in a series on pain, explores the four main divisions of pharmacology: pharmacodynamics–what the medicine does to the body;...

Managing pain in osteoarthritis

02 September 2009

Primary Health Care

CPD

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive disorder that affects the synovial joints including the hip, knee, bones of the hands and the facet joints of the spine. It is...

Do you get the right support to manage patients’ pain?

27 March 2019

Nursing Standard

Comment

People over 60, historically defined as older, continue to report unrelieved pain to their GP, pharmacist, nurse and care providers. This is despite the fact that as...