Perspective on pain management in the 21st century.

  title={Perspective on pain management in the 21st century.},
  author={Rosemary C. Polomano and Colleen J Dunwoody and Dina A Krenzischek and James P. Rathmell},
  journal={Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses},
  volume={23 1 Suppl},
Pain is a predictable consequence of surgery or trauma. Untreated, it is associated with significant physiologic, emotional, mental, and economic consequences. Despite the vast amount of current knowledge, uncontrolled postoperative pain is reported by approximately 50% of patients. Thus, techniques for effective acute pain management (APM) represent unmet… CONTINUE READING