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Tarascon Pain Pocketbook
  • Author(s):

  • Sergey M. Motov, MD, FAAEM, Assistant Professor Clinical Emergency Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Associate Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

  • Details:

  • ISBN-13: 9781284157611

    Paperback   266 pages   © 2019

  • Price:

  • $21.95


After much consideration we have decided to discontinue the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia and all Tarascon Pocketbooks. Thank you for being loyal supporters of Tarascon for all these years!

Use code TARASCON50 at checkout to save 50% and get Free Shipping* through the end of the year.


The Tarascon Pain Pocketbook is a must-have resource for physicians and medical professionals responsible for prescribing and administering pain medications, including emergency medical doctors, emergency nurses, family doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and perioperative nurses. Following the CERTA concept (Channels, Enzymes, Receptor Targeted Action) this pocketbook helps prescribers find the right balance of therapies and medications while working to reduce opiate use and promoting patient-specific, pain syndrome targeted analgesia. This targeted, patient-focused analgesic approach allows for a broader utilization of combinations of non-opioid analgesics and more refined and judicious use of opioids. The new Tarascon Pain Pocketbook is an invaluable resource for the hundreds of thousands of prescribers who manage patients’ pain.


Key Features:

• Foreword from Richard J. Hamilton, MD, Editor-In-Chief
• Opioid Equivalency table along with numerous lists and figures allow for quick and easy retrieval of vital information
• Features a section on the Principles of Safe and Effective ED Pain Management including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options and chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) management
• Includes typical drug dosing (both FDA approved and off-label uses), available trade and generic formulations, metabolism, renal impairment, and safety in pregnancy and lactation


*Offer valid through 12/31/21 or until stock is depleted. Must use code TARASCON50 at checkout. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. Offer not valid on retail, trade, or wholesale orders. Individual purchases only. Free ground shipping to continental U.S. addresses only. Sales tax will be applied to your order. All sales are final.

Table of ContentsShow

Chapter  1  Principles of Safe and Effective ED Pain Management
Chapter  2  The CERTA Concept
Chapter  3  Abdominal Pain (Non-traumatic)
Chapter  4  Abdominal Pain (Traumatic)
Chapter  5  Back Pain (Non-radicular)
Chapter  6  Burns
Chapter  7  Dental Pain
Chapter  8  Headache (Migraine, Tension)
Chapter  9  MSK Pain
Chapter  10  Neuropathic Pain (including radicular back pain)
Chapter  11  Renal Colic
Chapter  12  Sickle Cell Disease vaso-occlusive pain crisis
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About the Author(s)Show

Sergey M. Motov, MD, FAAEM-Assistant Professor Clinical Emergency Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Associate Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

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  • "This book covers evidence-based prescribing for treating pain arranged by body systems. It is unique because it is formatted in the well-known Tarascon classic format -- small, concise, but comprehensive.


    The purpose is to provide a reference for practice and teaching. The author has a rich background in teaching and emergency medicine. As the author states, this book may not have been pertinent 20 years ago, but now the depth and breadth of the information collected is essential to the practice of emergency medicine. The worthy objective was clearly met.


    The author implies the book is written for emergency medicine providers, and it certainly meets that need. Nurse practitioners and medical students also could benefit from the reference.


    The highlight of the book is the first chapter covering principles of safe and effective emergency department pain management. Subsequently, the book covers specific medications to treat pain using the body system approach. The unique feature is the size. The shortcoming of the book is the lack of references, but, as the author states, it is the reference.


    This is a necessary and useful book for all emergency care providers. It is one of a kind."


    -Anna L. Jarrett, PhD, ACNS, ACNP, FNP - BC, University of Arkansas for Doody's Review Service

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