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Pain Management in Elderly

Acute Pain

Introduction The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defined pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. Acute Pain (The following are features of acute pain) Pain that last less than 30 days. Begins …

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Management of Pain

Pain assessment in elderly people provides very unique challenges. The doctor assessing the pain must rely on his skill and perception as well as verbal and nonverbal expressions of patients and caregivers for a comprehensive assessment. Assessment of pain in the elderly may at times be difficult and frustrating task …

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