Therapeutic Aspects

In cases of acute or post-operative pain, the site, intensity and character of pain will be clear. Management will involve removing the cause, if possible, e.g. by stabilizing a fracture, and administration of an appropriate analgesic regime. In this situation, the underlying condition is not expected to persist; thus, little consideration need be given to long-term effects, such as habituation, drug dependency, etc. The regime can include conventional oral and par-enteral analgesia, as well as targeted regional techniques. It is beyond the scope of this article to identify all drugs and techniques but it is wise to become familiar with a limited number of agents and techniques from each class.

Patients with a longstanding painful condition will show a greater range of problems -physical, psychological and social. All aspects need to be considered, even if it may not be possible or appropriate to answer them all.

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment