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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

How To Manage Chronic Pain in Adults



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How To Manage Chronic Pain in Adults
How to Manage Chronic Pain in Adults
KAP Keys for Clinicians based on TIP 54 provides the busy clinician with concise, easily accessed, how-to information on chronic noncancer pain, pain management, treatment, and recovery for adults with substance use disorders.
It includes elements of a comprehensive patient assessment, an algorithm for managing chronic pain in patients with substance use disorders, a summary of non-opioid analgesics, a list of steps to take if opioid therapy is indicated, an addiction behaviors checklist, and an exit strategy for discontinuation of opioid therapy.
The Quick Guide for Clinicians based on TIP 54 provides succinct, easily accessible information for clinicians about the use of medications to help patients with substance use disorders manage chronic noncancer pain. Topics include patient assessment, chronic pain management, addiction risk management in patients treated with opioids, and patient education and treatment agreements.

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