This comprehensive guide covers prescribing controlled substances for patients with acute or chronic pain and provides a balanced discussion on appropriate treatment, addiction, safety and complications. Chapters feature evidence-based strategies and clinical modalities that address diagnostic challenges, treatment guidance, alternatives to opioid management and the significant legal risks within the current regulatory environment. Authored by leaders in pain medicine, physicians and appropriate health care professionals will find Controlled Substance Management in Chronic Pain to be an indispensable resource.
About the Author
Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA, FIPP ABIPPPresident, American Society of Interventional Pain PhysiciansJohns Hopkins UniversityDepartment of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, and Department of OncologyPremier Pain Centers Shrewsbury, NJ Sanford M. Silverman, MD, DABPM, DABAMCEO and Medical Director of Comprehensive Pain Medicine, Pompano Beach, FLDepartment of Anesthesiology, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic UniversityDepartment of Surgery, Boca Raton Regional HospitalDepartment of Surgery, Broward North Medical Center