Core Curriculum for Pain Management Nursing, 3rd Edition
Prepare to pass the ASPMN credentialing exam and to successfully work with patients in pain using The Core Curriculum for Pain Management Nursing, 3rd Edition. Written by the American Society of Pain Management Nurses (the primary nursing organization in pain management), this easy-to-read text covers the entire scope of pain management in a 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 your 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.
- Content written by the ASPMN (American Society for Pain Management Nursing), the primary nursing organization in pain management, ensures the material is authoritative and timely.
- UNIQUE! Expansive patient coverage addresses not only adults, pediatric and geriatric patients, but also key subsets of patients — such as those who have concomitant addiction, those who have cancer, those who are under sedation for a procedure, and more.
- Comprehensive coverage discusses important topics — such as the disparities in pain management, gender differences in pain and analgesia, the effect of depression on pain perception and management, the use of research, various theories of pain management, and more — to fully prepare you for your ASPMN credentialing exam and professional practice.
- UNIQUE! Strong nursing focus thoroughly 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.
- Unique outline format makes the text an accessible and easy-to-read reference.
- NEW! Coverage of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain interventions has been updated to keep you abreast of the latest methods for both types of pain management.
- NEW! Thoroughly updated information reflects the latest standards and scope of practice as well as the blueprint for the ASPMN credentialing exam.
- NEW! Additional information on pain management in bariatric patients highlight important considerations that you need to know when caring for this specific patient population.
- NEW! Added illustrations and figures throughout the text make difficult concepts easier to understand.
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