Think Outside the Meds by Meaghan O’Keeffe, RN, BSN
About 76 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to information compiled by the National Institutes of Health, costing the U.S. upwards of $100 billion.
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The Body and Mind Connection: A Nurse Leader Supports a Multi-Front Attack on Pain by Linda Childers
Whether nurses work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, skilled nursing facility or hospice they share one commonality — working with a variety of patients suffering from acute and chronic pain. While pain management is an emerging specialty area for nurse practitioners, treating pain is a universal part of nursing care.
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PAIN MANAGEMENT BOOKS
Managing Pain in Children: A Clinical Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, 2nd Edition
Providing an evidence-based, practical guide to care in all areas of children’s pain management, this book offers nurses and other healthcare professionals an introduction to the skills and expertise needed to manage children’s pain effectively. This edition — whose authors include two nurses — explores the relevant physiology of children, the latest policy guidelines surrounding pain management and the ethical issues about children’s pain.
Compact Clinical Guide to Women’s Pain Management
Springer Publishing Company
This guide — written by Yvonne D’Arcy, RN, MS, CRNP, CNS, an NP pain management specialist for nurses — provides evidence-based guidelines for treating women’s pain. It shares pain strategies to support individualized pain management approaches and nursing guidelines for treatment of pain caused by fibromyalgia, TMJ pain, phantom breast pain, postmastectomy pain syndrome, migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis and pelvic pain, among others.
Weil Integrative Medicine Library
Edited by two RNs — Mary Jo Kreitzer, RN, PhD, FAAN, and Mary Koithan, RN-C, PhD, this book is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind and spirit) and all aspects of lifestyle, according to the book’s online description. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and both conventional and alternative therapies.
Legally Speaking: Follow Policy While Relieving Patients’ Pain by Nancy J. Brent, RN, MS, JD
One of the many advantages of today’s medical achievements is the ability to manage acute and chronic patient pain. Many now consider it a fundamental human right to be free from pain and suffering from any medical condition. But controlling a patient’s pain is not without its legal conundrums.
Ethically Speaking: Ease Suffering Without Crossing the Line by Carol Taylor, RN, PhD
On Feb. 11, 2014, a judge dropped the felony assisted suicide charges against Barbara Mancini, a Pennsylvania nurse accused of handing her 93-year-old terminally ill father a nearly full bottle of legally prescribed morphine. The nurse reportedly told a police officer that her father wanted to die and she handed him the morphine, fulfilling his wish. The case is making many family members and nurses think twice, fearing that even appropriately administering pain medication can land one in jail if the patient dies.
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Pain Management Basics | CE648 by Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN
If it goes untreated, pain can have serious effects on a patient's physical, cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual health. Master the basics of safe, effective pain management and strategies to address pain treatment barriers.
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Children in Pain | CE276-60 by Pat Bowers, RNC, MS and Charlene Cowley, RN, MS, CPNP
A child's development stage can affect his or her perception. This program will explain how to recognize, assess and treat children experiencing pain.