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Management of Post-Operative Pain (POP) (2002)

Cover page of the guideline document.The guideline describes the critical decision points in the Management of Post-Operative Pain (POP) and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients with post-operative pain.

Disclaimer:This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.

About the CPG Guideline Links
The guideline is formatted as two algorithms, with annotations:
  • Algorithm A
    - Pre-operative Management
  • Algorithm B
    - Post-operative Management
Questions about the POP Guideline
POP Full Guideline (2002)
POP Summary (2002)
POP Pocket Card (2002)