Table of Contents

Introduction.
Introduction to Pain Management, Historical Perspectives, and Careers in Pain Management.
Multidisciplinary Approach to Pain Management.
Anatomy and Physiology.
Acute and Chronic Mechanisms of Pain.
Clinical Principles.
Assessment of Pain: Complete Patient Evaluation.
Diagnostic Imaging in Pain Management.
Pharmacology.
Opioids: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics.
Opioids: Basic Concepts in Clinical Practice.
Nonopioid Analgesics in Pain Management.
Alternative and Herbal Pharmaceuticals.
Importance of Placebo Effect in Pain Management.
Non-pharmacologic Management of Pain.
Psychological and Psychosocial Evaluation of the Chronic Pain Patient.
Interventional Pain Management.
Functional Restoration of Patients with Pain.
Occupational Therapy in Client-Centered Pain Management.
Acupuncture.
Nursing Perspective on Pain Management.
Post-surgical Pain Management.
Acute Pain Management.
Pain Management for Trauma.
Regional Anesthesia Techniques.
Principles of Ultrasound Techniques --Labor Pain Management.
Chronic Pain Management.
Neuropathic Pain.
Ischemic and Visceral Pain.
Fibromyalgia, Arthritic, and Myofascial Pain.
Head, Neck, and Back Pain.
Headache.
Management of Cancer Pain.
Ethics in Pain Management and End of Life Care.
Additional Topics.