[PDF] Acute Pain Management in Patients With Drug Dependence Syndrome

Source:
International Association for the Study of Pain
Publisher:
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
Publication date:
01 April 2017

Abstract

This edition considers the stigma associated with addiction, often fueled by misinformation or prejudice on the part of health-care professionals, which is often a barrier to good medical care for those with a current or past history of dependence. It covers: the concerns in treating acute pain in patients with drug dependence syndrome; key issues to assess in hospital admissions, and principles of acute pain management in opioid-dependent patients.