Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pocket Guide Pain Management

"This concise book provides clear, evidence-based treatment guidelines for common painful conditions in a practical format. … Physicians and nurses who care for patients in pain, either in the hospital or clinic setting, are the intended audience. The book also would be helpful for medical students and residents working in a pain rotation as part of their training. … Of the pain books that claim to be handy, none is as handy, simple, and useful as this one." (Tariq M. Malik, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2009)
The increasing call for quality management and improvement can only be met by the introduction of standard operating procedures (SOPs) which ensure continuity and consistent quality in patient care. The purpose of the book is to review the practice of pain therapy in a very concise form. Based on the longstanding experience of the authors and editors, specific, proven guidelines have been developed on how to proceed in a variety of clinical situations. All relevant procedures are described in a short and clear manner so that the user will know specifically what to do in certain clinical circumstances.

Numerous studies have shown that the implementation of SOPs in the various participating departments can optimize processes and lead to shorter hospital stays. In this way, standards can become a significant factor in boosting efficiency and reducing costs.

Book details:
Author:Claudia Spies,Benno Rehberg,Stephan A. Schug,Gunnar Jaehnichen,Sarah Harper
Publisher:Springer; 1 edition (November 17, 2008)
Size:530 KB
Format: pdf


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