Show Summary Details
Page of

Acute Pain: Postoperative, Trauma-Related, and Obstetric Pain 

Acute Pain: Postoperative, Trauma-Related, and Obstetric Pain
Acute Pain: Postoperative, Trauma-Related, and Obstetric Pain

Nantthasorn Zinboonyahgoon

, and Kristin Schreiber

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 16 April 2021

Chapter 14 covers the essentials of acute pain care in the hospital and procedural setting. The chapter begins with an overview of the negative physiologic impacts of uncontrolled acute pain. Based on a foundational understanding of pain pathways and nociceptive signaling, it is possible to construct an acute pain management plan incorporating nonpharmacologic, systemic, and focal pharmacologic elements for an effective multimodal treatment plan. Acute opioid management, including analgesic equivalence, is discussed in detail. Benefits, precautions, side effects, and toxicities of opioids are addressed. Naloxone administration is described in detail. Obstetric, regional, nerve blockade, and multimodal analgesia are described. Adjustments to therapy for patients with substance use disorder are addressed in detail.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.