Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2015 Comprehensive acute pain management no longer means only caring for patients with pain resulting from postoperative and trauma-related causes-it now includes managing patients with acute pain arising from a wide variety of conditions. Acute Pain Management: A Practical Guide provides health professionals with simple and practical information to help them manage patients with acute pain safely and effectively. The book also helps them to identify and manage acute pain in more complex patients, for whom effective treatment can be challenging. In this new edition, chapters have been revised and updated, often extensively, to reflect current knowledge and practice. This resource will undoubtedly be helpful to a variety of professionals in assessing and managing acute pain.