Title

Assessment of pain in the critically ill

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

6-1-2001

NLM Title Abbreviation

Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Critical care nursing clinics of North America

PubMed ID

11866401

Abstract

Self-report, the gold standard for pain assessment, is a challenge when critically ill patients have difficulty communicating with the nursing staff. Researchers have begun to investigate how critical care nurses assess pain in the ICU, using a small number of assessment tools. This article reviews the literature related to pain assessment in the critically ill and offers recommendations for pain assessment, including adaptation of a variety of pain measures to the specific needs and abilities of this population. Copyright © 2001 by W.B. Saunders Company

Keywords

Critical Care, Pain Measurement, Critically Ill Patients, Pain -- Nursing, Clinical Assessment Tools, Visual Analog Scaling, Scales, Questionnaires, Critical Care Nursing, Inpatients

Published Article/Book Citation

Critical care nursing clinics of North America, 13:2 (2001) pp.181-194.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/247