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According to numerous studies, the majority of surgical patients receive inadequate pain relief, which can heighten the risk for prolonged post-surgical pain, mood disorders and physical impairment. Chou said the key recommendation in the guideline, based on high-quality evidence, is wider use of a variety of analgesic medications and techniques.
Written by a member expert panel representing anesthesia, pain management, surgery, nursing and other medical specialties, the APS guideline is based on the panel's review of more than 6, scientific abstracts and primary studies.
The guideline's 32 recommendations are rated as strong, moderate or weak based on scientific evidence cited as high, moderate or low quality.
The recommendations are based on the premise that optimal pain management begins in the preoperative period and should be based on assessment of the patient and development of individual care plans for the surgical procedure involved.
Three other recommendations in the APS guideline are graded strong with high-quality evidence. The APS Guideline offers 11 other strong recommendations, based on moderate or weak evidence. Clinicians should provide patient and family-centered, individually tailored education to patients and caregivers about treatment options for postoperative pain Oral administration of opioids is preferred to intravenous administration for post-operative analgesia Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia PCA can be used when parenteral administration of analgesics is required Clinicians should consider giving preoperative doses of celecoxib Celebrex in appropriate adult patients Gabapentin Neurotin, Gralise, Horizant and pregabalin Lyrica can be considered for multimodal postoperative analgesia.
The medications are associated with lower opioid requirements after surgery. Surgical facilities should provide clinicians with access to a pain specialist for patients with inadequately controlled postoperative pain.
About the American Pain Society Based in Chicago, the American Pain Society APS is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering.
APS is the professional home for investigators involved in all aspects of pain research including basic, translational, clinical and health services research to obtain the support and inspiration they need to flourish professionally.
APS strongly advocates expansion of high quality pain research to help advance science to achieve effective and responsible pain relief.
For more information on APS, visit www.Remove the taboo from the practice of breast massage. · Become comfortable and knowledgeable about the choice of breast massage. · Understand the benefits of breast massage.
· Review the anatomy and physiology of the breast · Demonstrate a minimum of six hands-on techniques. It is estimated that as many as 80% of us will experience some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lifetimes.
Spinal stenosis can be one cause of back and neck pain. It affects your vertebrae (the bones of your back), narrowing the openings within those bones where the spinal cord and.
Note: Clinical practice guidelines are “guides” only and may not apply to all patients and all clinical situations.
Thus, they are not intended to override clinicians' judgment. All ACP clinical practice guidelines are considered automatically withdrawn or invalid 5 years after publication or once an update has been issued. The purpose of this clinical guideline is to describe the evidence based physical therapy practice including diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and assessment of outcome for musculoskeletal disorders related to neck pain that are commonly managed with orthopaedic physical therapy techniques.
Neck pain can signal overuse problems, most commonly with the structures of the cervical spine (neck).
Only in rare instances is neck pain a sign of a systemic illness. Although the pain may be severe, the good news is that most people with neck pain improve within 1 - 2 weeks, and the vast majority are over their episodes in 8 - 12 weeks.
Clinical Practice Guidelines. APS produces a series of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the management of complex pain problems as a reference for providers and payers.