Clinical Guidance for Acute Postoperative Pain Management 2019 The Royal College of Anesthesiologists of Thailand (RCAT) and The Thai Association for the Study of Pain (TASP) : Second Edition

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Somboon Thienthong


There have been significant new developments in the
field of acute postoperative pain management in the past
decade. Improvement of acute postoperative pain
management is an ongoing process. Recently, the Royal
College of Anesthesiologists of Thailand (RCAT), in
collaboration with the Thai Association for the Study of
Pain (TASP), released a second edition of Clinical
Guidance for acute postoperative pain management
(2019), focusing on individualized patient assessment and
treatment during perioperative period with the concepts
of multimodal analgesia, preventive analgesia and
surgery-specific pain management. The primary goals of
acute postoperative pain management are efficient pain
control to hasten the patient’s recovery, shorten hospital
stay, minimize adverse effects, improve the patient’s
functional outcome and satisfaction as well as prevent
chronic pain after surgery. Clinicians’ ability to select
individualized appropriate postoperative pain control will
be enhanced by updated information on pharmacological
and non-pharmacological pain management.

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