This is the second of four programs on pain management, which has always been an integral part of patient care. In this four-part series we examine the patient's pain experiences and learn how these experiences impact the caregiver's pain management strategies. This second program will examine the three major groups of medications used to treat and manage pain: non-opioids, opioids, and adjuvants. We will also examine pain's etiology and expected treatment cycle. Using this approach, we classify pain as: acute, chronic non-malignant, and chronic malignant.
To complete this course, you must do the following:
This workbook describes the major types of pain medications, their appropriate uses and the treatment cycle for three types of pain: acute, chronic and chronic malignant. The material is organized around the following categories:
The material is organized around the following categories:
The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and others an overview of the main types of pain medications, and their use in different types of pain management.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
Demerol is a registered trademark of Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Inc. Dexedrine is a registered trademark of GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Dilaudid is a registered trademark of Abbott Laboratories Elavil is a registered trademark of Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals., Inc. Narcan is a registered trademark of Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. Ritalin and Lioresal are registered trademarks of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. Tofranil and Pamelor are registered trademarks of Mallinckrodt IncTorodal is a registered trademark of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
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