Part 1: Managing Pain in the ICU Patient

Puntillo, Kathleen
February 2007
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2007 Supplement, Vol. 27, p8
Academic Journal
The article discusses ways to manage pain in the intensive are unit patient. The primary causes of inadequate pain management in the intensive care unit is the lack of appropriate pain assessment because the use of well validated pain instruments in such a setting can be challenging. The primary pharmacologic treatment modality is opioid analgesic therapy.


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