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Compact Clinical Guide to Geriatric Pain Management [Kindle Edition]

Ann Quinlan-Colwell PhD RNC AHNBC FAAPM , MS, CRNP, CNS D'Arcy Yvonne

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  • Print ISBN-10: 0826107303
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0826107305
  • Edition: 1
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Book Description

Older adults can be especially susceptible to the debilitating effects of chronic pain, yet there are often barriers to successfully alleviating pain on the part of elderly patients and the health care professionals who treat them. This comprehensive guide to geriatric pain management provides the most current information available on assessment and treatment of pain in older adults.

In a concise, reader-friendly format, the book provides techniques, tips, and tools for assessing pain and examines barriers to appropriate treatment. It addresses the physiological and psychosocial factors underlying the process and occurrence of pain and helps nurses to develop a comprehensive multimodal approach to pain management that includes pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. The guide provides detailed coverage of medications commonly used for pain management, including all contraindications and side effects, so that nurses will be able to evaluate the best use of a medication in the context of comorbidities and sensitivities of each individual. Also addressed are chronic illnesses common to the elderly population, palliative and hospice care, treatment of concurrent depression and anxiety, treatment of cognitively impaired elderly, and techniques for assessment and intervention in cases of substance abuse.

Key Features:

  • Provides concise yet comprehensive information on assessment and treatment of geriatric pain
  • Includes detailed coverage of a great variety of pain medications, including contraindications and side effects
  • Explores barriers to appropriate treatment
  • Covers chronic diseases of the elderly, palliative and hospice care, depression and anxiety, substance abuse, and treatment of cognitively impaired elderly
  • Written by a highly respected practitioner and educator in geriatric pain management
  • Includes case studies, handy tables, questions for reflection, and references for additional study

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About the Author

Yvonne D'Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS, is the Pain Management and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at Suburban Hospital- Johns Hopkins Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. She has served on the board of directors for the American Society of Pain Management Nurses and has played an integral role in the formulation of several guidelines on the management of acute and chronic pain. She is a Principle Investigator at Suburban Hospital for several studies to include the use of EMLA to reduce pain in elderly patients when IVs are placed. and the Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence -based methods to Measure and Improve Pain Outcomes. Ms. D'Arcy is also the recipient of the Nursing Spectrum Nursing Excellence Award in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia districts for Advancing and Leading the Profession. She has contributed to numerous books and journals throughout her career. Books include Pain Management: Evidence-Based Tools and Techniques for Nursing Professionals, Compact Clinical Guide to Chronic Pain, and <i.Compact Clinical Guide to Acute Pain. Her book, How to Manage Pain in the Elderly is an American Journal of Nursing book of the year for 2010.Her books, A Compact Clinical Guide to Cancer Pain co-authored with Pamela Davies, and A Compact Clinical to Women's Pain, are scheduled for a 2012 publication. Ms D'Arcy lectures and presents nationally and internationally on such topics as chronic pain, difficult-to-treat neuropathic pain syndromes, how to teat pain in the elderly, and all aspects of acute pain management. Articles she has published can be found in an extensive number of journals, including but not limited to American Nurse Today, Nursing 2011, Pain Management Nursing, PT Insider, and Nurse Practitioner Journal.

Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, RNC, AHNBC, DAAPM, works as Pain Management Clinical Nurse Specialist at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC. She serves as a pain management consultant, a leader influencing policy and procedure development, educator for patients, families, nurses and other health care providers, researcher in pain management and nursing care, and provider of clinical care. She is also chair of the nursing research committee. Dr. Quinlan-Colwell has had extensive pain management experience in clinical and coordinator roles at Duke University Medical Center, hospice, palliative, and home health care with several agencies including UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke Hospice and Palliative Care, and Castle Point VA Medical Center (NY). She currently is certified in pain management nursing (ANCC), Advanced Holistic Nursing (AHNBC), and holistic stress management instruction and is a diplomat in the American Academy of Pain Management. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed nursing journals as well as book chapters on therapeutic touch and acute pain management. She has presented her research nationally and internationally and routinely addresses health care professionals on various aspects of pain management.

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  • File Size: 2099 KB
  • Print Length: 460 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 1 edition (December 20, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007JIP73G
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