Measuring pain in non-verbal critically ill patients: which pain instrument?

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Measuring pain in non-verbal critically ill patients: which pain instrument?

Crit Care. 2014;18(5):554

Authors: Payen JF, Gélinas C

Abstract
Pain is experienced by many critically ill patients. Although the patient's self-report represents the gold-standard measure for pain, many patients are unable to communicate in the ICU. In this commentary, we discuss the study findings comparing three objective scales for the assessment of pain in non-verbal patients and the importance of the tool selection process.

PMID: 25429706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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