Saturday, March 24, 2007

International Association for the Study of Pain | Core Curriculum for Professional Education in Pain, 3rd Edition

Core Curriculum
for Professional Education in Pain, 3rd edition

This book is available FREE ONLINE in pdf format.
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The third revision of the International Association for the Study of Pain® (IASP®) Core Curriculum has been many years in gestation. It follows the very successful format used by Dr. Howard L. Fields, editor of the second edition. The content has been expanded by over one-third; new chapters have been added, and virtually all the text and the references have been revised. It is hoped that members will find this a significantly improved resource for patient care and training purposes.

In the future, the curriculum core group believes the Web to be an ideal way to bring timely and rapid updates of this curriculum to the widest possible audience. We hope that this resource can become a dynamic and freely available asset for anyone with an interest in pain.

Part I.  General 
1. Anatomy and Physiology 
2. Pharmacology of Pain Transmission and Modulation 
3. The Development of Pain Systems 
4. Designing, Reporting, and Interpreting Clinical Research Studies about Treatments 
for Pain: Evidence-Based Medicine 
5. Animal Models of Pain and Ethics of Animal Experimentation 
6. Ethical Standards in Pain Management and Research 
Part II.  Assessment and Psychology of Pain 
7. Pain Measurement in Humans 
8. Placebo and Pain 
9. Clinical Nerve Function Studies and Imaging 
10. Epidemiology 
11. Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Pain 
12. Sex and Gender Issues in Pain 
Part III.  Treatment of Pain 
A. Pharmacology 
13. Opioids 
14. Antipyretic Analgesics: Nonsteroidals, Acetaminophen, and Phenazone Derivatives 
15. Antidepressants and Anticonvulsants 
16. Miscellaneous Agents 
B. Other Methods 
17. Psychological Treatments (Cognitive-Behavioral and Behavioral Interventions) 
18. Psychiatric Treatment 
19. Stimulation-Produced Analgesia 
20. Interventional Pain Management Including Nerve Blocks and Lesioning 
21. Surgical Pain Management 
22. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
23. Work Rehabilitation 
24. Complementary Therapies 
Part IV.  Clinical States 
A. Taxonomy 
25. Taxonomy of Pain Syndromes 
B. Tissue Pain 
26. Acute and Postoperative Pain 
27. Cancer Pain 
28. Cervical Radicular Pain
29. Neck Pain 
30. Lumbar Radicular Pain 
31. Low Back Pain 
32. Musculoskeletal Pain 
33. Muscle and Myofascial Pain 
C. Visceral Pain 
34. Visceral Pain 
35. Chronic Urogenital Pain 
36. Pain in Pregnancy and Labor 
D. Headache and Facial Pain 
37. Headache 
38. Orofacial Pain 
E. Nerve Damage 
39. Neuropathic Pain 
40. Complex Regional Pain Syndromes 
F. Special Cases 
41. Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents 
42. Pain in Older Adults 
43. Pain Issues in Individuals with Limited Ability to Communicate Due 
to Cognitive Impairment 
44. Pain Relief in Substance Abusers 
45. Pain Relief in Areas of Deprivation and Conflict

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