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 eff ects improving postoperative
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-specifi c 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 diffi culties that
may arise in the implementation of a perioperative
pain service in a hospital.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPain 2018: Refresher Courses, 17th World Congress on Pain
EditorsMichael S. Gold, Esther M. Pogatzki-Zahn, Mark S. Wallace
Place of PublicationWashington
PublisherIASP Press
Number of pages9
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
CountryUnited States
Internet address

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    Kang, S., Schug, S., & Pogatzki-Zahn, E. M. (2018). Postoperative Pain: Mechanisms, Treatment and Organizational Aspects. In M. S. Gold, E. M. Pogatzki-Zahn, & M. S. Wallace (Eds.), Pain 2018: Refresher Courses, 17th World Congress on Pain (pp. 1-9). IASP Press.