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Managing Pain in Postoperative Patients: What the Hospitalist Needs to Know


 

Pain is a completely subjective experience that is the consequence of the filtering, modulating, and distorting of the afferent nerve activity through the affective and cognitive processes unique to each individual. This module discusses why postoperative pain requires treatment, outlines methods for performing an assessment of pain, provides strategies for using patient-controlled analgesia, and summarizes the use of opioid and non-opioid analgesics in the postoperative setting.

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