Learn how to successfully work with patients in pain with The Core Curriculum for Pain Management Nursing, 3rd Edition. Written by the American Society for Pain Management Nursing (the primary nursing organization in pain management), this easy-to-read text covers the entire scope of pain management in a very user-friendly outline format. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest standards and scope of practice put forth by the ASPMN. Yet, it still retains its strong nursing focus as it explores the nurse's role as a patient advocate in pain management and how that role changes from a Registered Nurse to a Clinical Nurse Specialist to a Nurse Practitioner. Both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods of pain management are discussed, as is a wide variety of patient subsets beyond the traditional pediatric, adult, and geriatric patient. If you're looking to pass the ASPMN credentialing exam and work successfully with all types of patients in pain, then this is the perfect text for you!
Section 1: Foundation of Pain Management Nursing 1. Foundations of Pain Management Nursing 2. Historical and Cultural Influences on Pain Perceptions, Barriers to Treatment and Disparities in Pain Care 3. Social, Political, and Ethical Forces Influencing Pain Management 4. Epidemiology of Pain 5. Opportunities and Complexities in the Future of Pain Management
Section 2: Clinical Practice of Pain Management Nursing 6. Key Terms and Definitions for Pain Management Nursing 7. Theories of Pain 8. The Impact of Pain and Benefits of Pain Management 9. Physiology of Pain 10. Overview of Pain Management Pharmacology 11. Sex and Gender Differences within Pain Management 12. Pain Assessment 13. Acute Pain Management 14. Persistent Pain Management 15. Cancer Pain Management 16. Pediatric Pain Management 17. Gerontology Pain Management 18. Pain Management and Palliative Care 19. Depression, Anxiety and Pain 20. Substance Use Disorder and Pain 21. Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Pain Management 22. Procedural Sedation and Analgesia
Section 3: Nursing Roles Involved in Pain Management 23. Research Utilization and Application in Pain Management 24. Making Change in the World of Pain Management 25. Implementing and Evaluating Pain Management Safety and Quality 26. Pain Management Education 27. The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in Pain Management