When should the postoperative pain management treatment start

When should the postoperative pain management treatment start?

Preoperative patient evaluation and planning is integral to perioperative pain management. Proactive individualized planning, premedication, and regional techniques are anticipatory strategies for postoperative analgesia that integrate pain management into the perioperative care of patients. Patient factors to consider in formulating a plan include type of surgery, expected severity of postoperative pain, underlying medical conditions (e.g., presence of respiratory or cardiac disease, allergies), the risk–benefit ratio for the available techniques, and a patient’s preferences or previous experience with pain.

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