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Pain Control After Surgery

  • William J. Fawcett
Chapter
Part of the Enhanced Recovery book series (ER)

Abstract

Good pain control following surgery is a cornerstone of modern perioperative care. Aside from the humanitarian considerations, good pain control should allow patients to mobilise more swiftly, lessen organ dysfunction, begin earlier nutrition and ultimately allow quicker discharge home [1]. Within the context of enhanced recovery (ER), various pain control modalities may also have secondary effects on the physiological response to surgery and fluid administration. Thus pain control should be viewed not in isolation but as hopefully promoting and certainly not hindering other aspects of ER.

Keywords

Local Anaesthetic Transversus Abdominis Plane Opioid Consumption Morphine Consumption Transversus Abdominis Plane Block 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Fawcett
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaRoyal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation TrustGuildford, SurreyUK

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