Further Validation of the Nonverbal Pain Scale in Intensive Care Patients

Kabes, Anne Marie; Graves, Janet K.; Norris, Joan
February 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2009, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p59
Academic Journal
The article discusses several valid and useful scales for rating the intensity of pain in intensive care patients. Pain assessment is difficult but necessary for sedated patients receiving mechanical ventilation in intensive care units (ICU). The article compares the original and revised versions of the Nonverbal Pain Scale in sedated patients receiving mechanical ventilation in an ICU and present the results.


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