Pain Management for Advanced Practice: Multimodal Approaches



Handle the vital issue of pain management safely and effectively, with the proven range of treatments offered in Pain Management for Advanced Practice .

Offering compassionate, holistic pain management strategies - pharmacological and nonpharmacological - this expert guide supports evidence-based decision making, with multimodal care options that include cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga, acupuncture, analgesics and supplementary pharmaceuticals. Essential for clinicians in all practice areas, this is the real-world support all advanced practice clinicians need for managing patients in pain.

Offer effective pain management across the spectrum of acute and chronic pain conditions:
  • Current data from studies that demonstrate real-life application of proven modalities
  • Supports National Institutes of Health pain treatment options - innovative medications and technologies that treat opioid use disorders, for improved overdose prevention and reversal interventions that save lives and support recovery
  • Designed to support both patients and their families in ways that avoid the pitfalls of the opioid epidemic
  • Key Points listed in each chapter offering vital clinical tips
  • Chapters that address a wide range of pain management models and treatments, including:
  • Biopsychosocial model of pain and patient-centered pain management - multimodal treatment strategies that holistically address the needs of the patient and their family on biologic, psychological, social and spiritual levels
  • Pain neurophysiology and phenotypes - common types of pain, including complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, neuropathy, osteoarthritis, piriformis syndrome, sciatica
  • Pain assessment, clinical history and examination
  • Diagnostic testing and imaging of pain
  • Multimodal management of pain - perioperative, neck and low back, chronic, cancer, other musculoskeletal pain
  • Psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Pharmacologic management - pain pharmacogenetics, opioid and nonopioid analgesics, adjuvant therapies (including herbals and supplements), managing multiple symptoms
  • Nonpharmacologic management - aromatherapy, breath therapy, thermal therapy, distraction, gaming/virtual reality, music therapy, massage, reiki, acupuncture, movement therapy, electrocutaneous therapy, nutritional interventions, spinal manipulation, exercise, acupuncture, massage, tai chi, yoga, mindfulness, music
  • Interventional pain management
  • Surgical and procedural pain management - postoperative pain assessment, opioid and nonopioid analgesia, peripheral nerve block and local anesthetics, nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drugs
  • Treating pain in the addicted patient
  • System-level pain management
  • A must-have for advanced practice clinicians in all practice areas, particularly medical-surgical, critical care, oncology and emergency care

About the Authors

Angela Starkweather, PhD, ACNP-BC, CNRN, FAAN, is a Professor at the Center for Advancement in Managing Pain at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in Storrs, Connecticut.

Paula S. McCauley, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Connecticut Health, and is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in Storrs, Connecticut.

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