Postoperative pain

Michael Schenk, Tamina Machholz, Stephan A. Schug, Gunnar Jaehnichen, Sarah J. Harper

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    Abstract

    Interventional pain therapeutic procedures must be done with the informed consent of the patient. The choice of a specific pain therapeutic treatment depends primarily on the site and type of surgery performed. There may be indications or contraindications pertaining to the patient's co-morbidity and prior medications, as well as to the surgery itself. The patient's preferences should always be taken into account. Information about the procedure and risks of a planned pain therapeutic treatment should be discussed with the patient during the preoperative anesthetic assessment and should be documented on the anesthetic record.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPocket Guide Pain Management
    PublisherSpringer, Berlin, Heidelberg
    Pages81-101
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Print)9783540329961
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008

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