Analgesia

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Index

 

Definitions

-  Analgesia: absence of pain without loss of consciousness

-  Anaesthesia: reversible state of amnesia, analgesia, unconsciousness & loss of skeletal responses

 

Types

-  Analgesic Ladder

-  Topical: Emla Cream, LA

-  Pink Lady

-  Peri-op Analgesia

-  Analgeisa in Labour

-  LA

-  GA

-  Nitrous Oxide

 

Analgesic Ladder

-  Multimodal analgesia most effective

-  Paracetamol

-  NSAIDs

-  Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin)

-  Ibuprofen (Nurofen)

-  Ketorolac

-  Diclofenac (Voltaren)

-  Tramadol

-  Narcotics (Opiates/Opioids)

-  Morphine

-   MS Contin

-  Oxycodone

-  Fentanyl

-  Buprenorphine (Norspan)

- Ketamine

- Neuropathic Pain

-  Typical Antipsychotics (Neuroleptics)

-  +/- Antidepressants: Amitryptiline (TCA)