By: M. M. Irwin, J. Brant, and L. Eaton
Published by: Oncology Nursing Society
Publication date: 2012
Putting Evidence Into Practice: Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Pain Resource
Cancer-related pain is a common and complex problem negatively impacting your patients’ quality-of-life. The causes of cancer-related pain can be complex as well, including the disease and its progression, treatment, and even problems unrelated to the disease.
Whatever the reasons behind pain—whether chronic or acute—your patients with cancer need relief and you need information on the most effective interventions to help them achieve positive results. You can now access the latest findings and information on cancer-related pain in the Putting Evidence Into Practice: Improving Oncology Patient Outcomes—Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Pain Resource.
Written by Margaret M. Irwin, PhD, RN, MN, Jeanine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®, and Linda Eaton, MN, RN AOCN®, this new resource collects content from the pain chapter in Putting Evidence Into Practice: Improving Oncology Patient Outcomes, first published in 2009, combined with new details and research on the topic.
The resource includes
- Updated pharmacologic evidence for pain as well as inclusion of nonpharmacologic interventions for pain management
- New organization of the evidence for acute, breakthrough, chronic, and refractory pain interventions to detail each type of pain – and its interventions – individually for easy reference
- Clinical measurement tools for pain, and brief pain inventory forms
- Case study detailing pain assessment and pain management
Whether you are interested in updating your ONS PEP resources or new to PEP and need information on pain management and assessment, you’ll want to add this resource to your nursing library!