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pain assessment

A determination of the character, duration, intensity, and location of a patient's pain, including its effects on his or her ability to function.
See also: assessment
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This tool can eliminate psychological factors such as personality, age, gender and changes in cultural background, fear, anxiety, depression and anger for pain assessment.6 From this point of view, it can be suggested that sympathetic tonus increase and pain caused by the elimination of the effect of epidural analgesia applied at vaginal delivery may also affect PI.
Pain assessment and management in persons with dementia.
Pain assessment is a real problem in unconscious or sedated patients.
A lack of comprehensive and individualised pain assessment has been identified as a barrier to pain management.
Pain is one of the most common clinical complaints.[sup][2] Effective pain assessment method can not only prove the true existence of patients' subjective feeling of pain but also quantitatively analyze the degree of pain and analgesic demand, as well as evaluate the clinical efficacy of analgesic drugs.
Pain assessment is just as important for those patients unable to communicate their pain.
After obtaining exemption from the hospital's Institutional Review Board, the cardiac catheterization nurses attended a training session regarding pain and pain assessment in preparation for data collection.
Pivalizza, "Pain assessment tools for children with cognitive impairment," Paediatric Anaesthesia, vol.
Cognitive impairment should be considered to choose the correct pain assessment tool.
The nursing staff was administered a researcher-developed questionnaire, to assess caregivers' perceptions about EDIN (in t0) and EDIN6 (in t3) as pain assessment tools.
Hospitals in Denmark must document pain assessment, information given, and treatment and its effectiveness; treatment must be evidence based (http://www.ikas.dk/ DDKM.aspx).
In addition to reviewing these strategies, the statement recommended all providers implement and use pain assessment and management plans that include both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies for major procedures and routine minor interventions that might still cause pain.