STAPG Further Info - Learning
The South Thames Acute Pain Group (STAPG) has produced this page of useful information.
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The information provided is not being critiqued by STAPG and items are suggestions by individuals with the purpose of sharing information with fellow acute pain management specialists.
- Perioperative use of paracetamol. Oscier CD, Miner QJW. Anaesthesia 2009; 64-72
It highlights recent information and helps explain the variable nature of its effect – often linked to inadequate dosage.
- The latest audit report from RCoA (NAP 3) on safety of central neuraxial blocks.
- Felicia Cox (Ed) 2008, Perioperative Pain Management, Wiley-Blackwell.
It’s a practice based reference book which will be of interest to students and experienced clinicians in the MDT across specialities with its up-to-date evidence in every aspect of perioperative pain management from physiology to pharmacology, psychology to practical interventions and overcoming barriers.
A good all round text book that also covers the more challenging areas of pain management in paediatrics; the older patient; chronic pain; the patient with renal impairment and in day case surgery.
Perioperative Pain Management
- National Audit of Major Complications of Central Neuraxial Block in the United Kingdom
Report and Findings January 2009
- Use of intra-articular local anaesthetic infusions should probably be avoided - see recent FDA report:
- FPM RCoA document on Best practice for epidurals: These guidelines are concerned with the management of epidural analgesia in the hospital setting, including continuous infusions, patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) and intermittent top-up injections. They are not concerned with the management of epidural analgesia for obstetrics, palliative care or management of persistent non-cancer pain. http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/docs/EpiduralAnalgesia2010.pdf