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Li, Denise; Puntillo, Kathleen
October 2004
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2004, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p68
Academic Journal
Answers a reader's question about the current evidence on pain and sedation assessment in nonresponsive patients in the intensive care unit. What nurses should be looking for when trying to assess the pain of nonverbal patients; Discussion of the Behavioral Pain Scale for sedated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU); Behavioral domains for which nurses should be looking; Results of a study using a pain-assessment algorithm to observe pain-related behaviors in ICU surgical patients; Sedation assessment in the ICY; Indicators of agitation in patients.


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