Legal Pain Management for Physicians
Legal advice on how to ensure you don't get in trouble for negligent conduct in taking care of a patient with a drug-seeking problem.
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Conclusion: The results suggest that central pain can occur without direct injury of the spinothalamic tract and point up the need for evaluation of the spinothalamic tract and transcallosal fibers in patients with a CC lesion who complain of central pain.
Objectives: We aimed to assess the comparative effectiveness of patient-administered lidocaine gel vs. placebo at controlling pain with IUD insertion.
Objectives: We aimed to determine if a patient-centered approach to nonpharmacologic pain management lowers pain scores during first-trimester aspiration abortion. We hypothesized that engaging patients in the development of a personalized adjunctive pain management strategy would reduce the impact of known mediators of pain such as anxiety, depression and isolation.
An estimated 25.3 million experience daily pain and have a legitimate need for treatment, which may include medically necessary controlled prescription medications ( “CPMs”) (National Institutes of Health, 2015). At the same time, the United States is in the middle of an opioid overdose epidemic. The public has undoubtedly seen the statistics: Overdose deaths involving opioids have quadrupled since 1999 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.); 91 people die every day from an opioid overdose (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.
Effective pain management is the cornerstone of our practice across all care settings. In response to our changing workplace and readership requests, Pain Management Nursing is updating its Author and Reviewer Guidelines, launching a new Clinical Consultation feature, and reframing how quality improvement manuscripts should be prepared. That said, all pre-existing manuscript types (e.g., research studies, literature reviews, etc.) are always welcome.
Authors: Ruiz Iban MA, Benavides J, Forero JP, Bittelman S, Martinez R, Mite MA, Diaz Heredia J, Ulloa S, Lizárraga Ferrand MM Abstract INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of arthritis and one of the principle causes of chronic pain. Although opioids are frequently employed for chronic pain treatment, their usage for osteoarthritis pain remains controversial due to the associated adverse effects. Most guidelines reserve their use for refractory pain in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis. The situation is even more complex in Latin America, where the prevalence of insufficient pain tr...