Acute Pain Management in Patients With Drug Dependence Syndrome

Acute Pain Management in Patients With Drug Dependence Syndrome

A new edition of Pain: Clinical Updates by Jane Quinlan, FRCA, FFPMRCA and Felicia Cox, RN:

The stigma associated with addiction, often fueled by misinformation or prejudice on the part of health-care professionals, is often a barrier to good medical care for those with a current or past history of dependence. This edition of Pain: Clinical Updates describes the concerns in treating acute pain in patients with drug dependence syndrome; key issues to assess in hospital admissions, and principles of acute pain management in opioid-dependent patients.

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