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Palliative Care Perspectives : Chapter 4: Pain Management

Pain Management: Introduction
Classification of Pain
Types of Pain
Evaluation of Pain
Pain Management Strategy
Classes of Analgesics
Specific Opioids
Medications for Neuropathic Pain
Routes of Opioid Administration
Parenteral Administration of Opioids
Principles of Basal and Breakthrough (Incident) Drug Dosing
Parenteral Basal/Patient Controlled Analgesia Dosing
Conversion among Different Opioids

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Palliative Care Perspectives

James L. Hallenbeck, M.D.

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