Overall PROSPECT Recommendations

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Overall PROSPECT Recommendations for open and laparoscopic colonic resection

Algorithm for the management of postoperative pain

Not recommended for open and laparoscopic colonic resection

This algorithm for treating postoperative pain is based on the PROSPECT Recommendations and illustrates the different treatment pathways for patients with no contra-indications to epidurals, patients with contra-indications to epidurals, patients undergoing laparoscopic colonic resection, as well as describing the steps of the peri-operative pathway and therapies that apply to all patients. Therapies that are not recommended are also indicated.