Pain Management and Sedation: Emergency Department Management


1st Edition
0071442022 · 9780071442022
By Sharon Mace, James Ducharme, Michael F. Murphy
© 2006 | Published: September 23, 2005

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This thorough and informative text provides ready, expert answers to both everyday questions and to the often challenging, complex, and diverse issues that arise around pain management and sedation in the emergency department. Written by three leading authorities, Pain Management and Sedation provides in-depth, yet practical and easy-to-find guidance on relieving the complaint that brings more than 50% of patients to emergency care. A groundbreaking work, it is the first text to treat this important subject in depth from the emergency room perspective.

Covering every aspect of the subject, Pain Management and Sedation offers

  • Step-by-step guidance on approaches to patients, from preprocedure through discharge
  • System-by-system patient evaluation protocols
  • In-depth coverage of specific techniques, from conscious sedation through iontophoresis
  • Drug-class by drug-class guidance on pharmacologic agents
  • Specific guidance on pediatric, geriatric, pregnant, neonatal, and other patients with special considerations
  • Coverage of useful techniques such as TENS, hypnosis, psychologic approaches, and other nonpharmacologic interventions
  • Expert advice on key policy, administrative, and legal concerns


Patient assessment protocols

Drug regulations

Drug-seeking patients

Local and regional anesthesia

Conscious sedation

Drug therapeutics, with dosage charts

Patients with special considerations

Anxiety relief

Nonpharmacologic interventions

Legal and administrative issues