Module 3: Assessment
Describe the epidemiology, comprehensive assessment, safety considerations and goals of care that need to be addressed in prescribing controlled substance for acute pain.
Definition of Acute Pain
Acute pain is defined as pain of recent onset and probable limited duration. It usually has an identifiable temporal and causal relationship to injury or disease (IASP, 2010).
- Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine. (2015). Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence (4th ed.). Retrieved from http://fpm.anzca.edu.au/documents/fpm-apmse4-final-20160426-v1-0.pdf
- Ready, L. B., & Edwards, W. T. (1992) Management of Acute Pain: a Practical Guide. Taskforce on Acute Pain. Seattle, WA: IASP Publications.
- IASP. (2010). Global Year Against Acute Pain: What is the Problem? Retrieved from https://www.iasp-pain.org/files/Content/ContentFolders/GlobalYearAgainstPain2/AcutePainFactSheets/1-Problem.pdf