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More About This Title Epidural Analgesia in Acute Pain Management
An overview of the nature and frequency of the observations required for close monitoring of patients and a practical guide to the removal of the catheter are also provided. Clinical governance and competency-based training are also addressed, and a framework provided to fit the training into the Agenda for Change Knowledge and Skills framework.
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1 Responsibilities of the Multidisciplinary Acute Pain Team (Carolyn Middleton).
2 Patient Selection (Lynda Jenkins).
3 Insertion and Epidural Catheter Management (Carolyn Middleton).
4 Physiology of Pain, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Local Anaesthetic and Opioid Drugs (Carolyn Middleton).
5 Epidural Delivery Systems (Carolyn Middleton and Lynda Jenkins).
6 Epidurals in Obstetrics (Carolyn Middleton).
7 Epidurals in Paediatric Practice (Carolyn Middleton).
8 Patient Observations (Carolyn Middleton).
9 Discontinuation and Removal of the Epidural Catheter (Carolyn Middleton).
10 Troubleshooting (Dee Comerford).
11 Education and Training (Carolyn Middleton).
12 Clinical Governance and Clinical Audit (Rachel Swinglehurst).