Postoperative Pain: Mechanisms, Treatment and Organizational Aspects

Sinyoung Kang, Stephan Schug, Esther M Pogatzki-Zahn

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Educational Objectives
1) Describe clinically relevant animal models of acute pain, with emphasis on characteristics of incisional pain models.
2) Explain the unique pathophysiological mechanisms of incisional pain.
3) Discuss evidence-based choice of therapeutic options to treat postoperative pain, with a particular emphasis on concepts of multimodal analgesia and the opportunities of this approach with regard to opioid-sparing effects improving postoperativeoutcome.
4) Review a variety of international evidence-based guidelines in order to recognize the value of regional analgesia techniques and nonopioid analgesics and adjuvants in the setting of postoperative pain and their procedure-specific utilization.
5) Provide a brief historical view of perioperative pain services as well as their current status and discuss organizational aspects relevant for developing a pain consultation service.
6) List the tasks that are important and difficulties that may arise in the implementation of a perioperative pain service in a hospital.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPain 2018
Subtitle of host publicationRefresher Courses, 17th World Congress on Pain
EditorsMichael S. Gold, Esther M. Pogatzki-Zahn, Mark S. Wallace
Place of PublicationWashington
PublisherIASP Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-1-9751-2806-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event17th World Congress on Pain - Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, United States
Duration: 12 Sep 201816 Sep 2018
Conference number: 17


Conference17th World Congress on Pain
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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