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Pain management 

Pain management
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Pain management
Author(s):

William L Yancey

, Walter J. Meyer III

, Lee C. Woodson

, and Rene Przkora

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199699537.003.0046
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date: 29 September 2020

Treatment of pain in the burn patient presents a unique set of challenges. The pathology of pain with these injuries, while consistent at its most basic level, varies considerably with factors such as the burn severity and the stage of treatment/healing. The experience of pain shows similar variation. The assessment of pain and recognition of contributing factors such as anxiety and depression require vigilance and persistence, especially among paediatric populations. Multiple techniques for the measurement of pain in patients have been evaluated and are suitable for routine use. A multimodal approach to the treatment of pain should be employed, including pharmacological, surgical, non-pharmacological, and psychological therapies.

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