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How do I manage acute pain?

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This post is adapted from the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Therapeutic Choices on Neurologic Disorders: Acute Pain

  • Pain is one of the commonest symptoms. It needs to be recognized, assessed for cause and treated appropriately as soon as possible. 
  • The absence of treatment can lead to physiological and psychological adverse effects. 
  • Treatment should be tailored to the level of pain; an analgesic that is effective in one patient may not necessarily be helpful in another with the same type of pain. 
  • The absence of a diagnosis should not delay measures to relieve pain.

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Pain Scale

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Therapeutic Choices. © Canadian Pharmacists Association

 

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3 Comments

  1. James April 29, 2013

    Fantastic! Thank you!

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  2. Stephen Cho April 29, 2013
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    1. JCDA Oasis April 29, 2013

      Thank you Dr. Cho, certainly an excellent resource.
      JCDA Oasis Team

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