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Safe and effective management of analgesics in patients presenting to hospital with acute illness

15 November 2018

Nursing Standard


Chronic pain affects a significant percentage of the population and is defined as pain that lasts beyond the point of healing. People presenting to hospital with...

Effective management of adult patients with asthma

22 July 2019

Nursing Standard


Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that can affect people of all ages. Globally, asthma is one of the most common non-communicable diseases and is associated...

Alternatives to opioids for managing chronic pain: a patient education programme in the US

09 November 2022

Primary Health Care

pain management

As the US is experiencing an opioid epidemic, patients with non-malignant chronic pain must understand the risks of opioids and identify safe and effective treatment...

Gout: clinical presentation and management

10 September 2014

Nursing Standard


Gout is a painful inflammatory condition that can affect a variety of joints, causes significant distress and is associated with a number of comorbidities. This...

Assessment and management of chronic pain

05 August 2019

Nursing Standard


Chronic pain can have significant physical, psychological and social effects on a person’s life, as well as on their families and friends. However, it is often not...

Cannabinoids for the treatment of cancer-related pain: a systematic review

21 January 2020

Cancer Nursing Practice

Complementary therapies

Pain is a well-documented symptom of cancer, and pharmacological treatment options aside from opioids, which can have burdensome side effects, remain limited....

Care and management of patients receiving epidural analgesia

17 November 2020

Nursing Standard


Epidural analgesia continues to have an important role in the management of acute pain in post-operative settings. Although its use in clinical practice has...

Reviewing the physiology, pharmacology and therapeutic uses of ketamine

23 August 2021

Nursing Standard


Ketamine is a synthetic drug with unique properties which started to be used therapeutically in humans in the 1970s and is now widely used in all fields of nursing....

Trauma pain management in the emergency department: use of methoxyflurane as a patient-administered analgesic

16 June 2022

Emergency Nurse

pain management

Evidence suggests that pain is highly prevalent among patients with traumatic injuries who attend emergency departments (EDs), yet accurate assessment and management...

Moving away from medicines: an overview of chronic pain management

06 February 2023

Nursing Standard


Chronic pain can be debilitating and affects an increasing number of people in the UK due to an ageing population and the rising prevalence of comorbidities. Chronic...