The Pain Center Manual

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The Pain Center Manual

SKU# 9781620700211

Author: Danielle Perret MD, Eric Chang MD


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The Pain Center Manual is a concise resource that provides practical information for daily use in pain practice. For quick reference or on-the-spot guidance in academic or community pain centers, these pages are filled with the information trainees and experienced practitioners need at their fingertips including common medication dosages, titration schedules, dictation templates, assessment scales, guidelines for interventional procedures, and much more.

A team of experts from one of the country's leading university pain centers covers everyday management concerns such as methadone safety, prescription writing for controlled substances, neuropathic medication adjuvants to consider in pain management, and treatment suggestions for a wide spectrum of chronic pain conditions. With an emphasis on ACGME standards and objectives, the manual offers the fundamental knowledge pain professionals need to provide consistent and compassionate care.

The Pain Center Manual includes:

  • Quick reference tables for medications and other treatment modalities
  • Clinical pearls for the most common pain complaints
  • Templates for consultations and interventional procedures
  • Useful scales, algorithms, diagrams, and other essential reference materials for performing tests and procedures
  • ACGME training guidelines

Product Details

  • Publication Date September 25, 2013
  • Page Count 224
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781620700211
  • EISBN 9781617051845

Editorial Review(s)

"This is an excellent, short introductory handbook of pain management for trainees at any level. It includes the practical information that would otherwise stump trainees and would be hard to find in the pain textbooks. It is truly a pain clinic manual, since it covers nearly eveything a physician does on a daily basis in a clinic, including documentation, billing, and operating room procedures." - Doody's Reviews, December 2013

Table of Contents

I. Medical Management of Chronic Pain: A. Opioids; B. Narcotic Conversions; C. Methadone; D.P450 Inhibitors; E.QT Prolonging Drugs; F. Urine Drug Toxicity Screens; G. Controlled Substance Rx Writing Skills; H. Common Medications Used in Pain Management; I. Suggested Outpatient Medications; J. Sample Titration Schedules; K. Metabolic Considerations for Medications; L. Medication Safety in Renal Failure, Pregnancy, Geriatrics; M. Interventional Pharmacology; N. Systemic Effects of Local Anesthetics; O. Traditional Neurolytic Spinal Blocks; P. Botox Injections for Migraine; II. Diagnostic Pearls for Pain Medicine: A. How to Present Pain; B. Headaches; C. Cranial Nerve Notes and Pain Boards Association; D. Facial Pain Neuralgias; E. Pelvic Pain Neuralgias; F. Gynecologic Conditions that May Cause or Exacerbate Chronic Pelvic Pain; G. Non-Gynecologic Conditions that May Cause or Exacerbate Chronic Pelvic Pain; H. Radiology Pearls; I. Disc Pathology Pearls; J. Spinal Pain Differential; K. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Pearls; L. Treatment Considerations for Common Pain Presentations; III. Notes & Templates: A. Initial Consultation Template; B. Follow-up Visit Template; C. Interventional Procedure Templates; IV. Billing and Coding: A. New Patient; B. Follow-Up Patient; V. Scales and Other Reference Materials: A. Regional Landmarks; B. Vertebral Levels; C. Brachial Plexus; D. Lumbosacral Plexus; E. Upper Extremity Innervations; F. Lower Extremity Innervations; G.PM&R/ Neurology Exam Guide; H. Dermatomes; I. Physical Exam Tests & Acronyms; J. Therapy Contraindications; K.P&O Reference; L. Research Critical Appraisal Questions; M. Sample Procedure Log Form; N. Sample Patient Safety Log; O. Pain Scale Reference; P. Resources; VI. Adult Learning in Pain Medicine: A.ACGME Training Standards; B. Reading Assignments; C. Other Suggested Reading Materials; D. Goals and Objectives; E. Suggested Fellow Formal Evaluation Systems; F. Suggested Pain Curriculum Overview; G. Suggested Didactics Program; H. Cognitive Objectives