TITLE

Further Validation of the Nonverbal Pain Scale in Intensive Care Patients

AUTHOR(S)
Kabes, Anne Marie; Graves, Janet K.; Norris, Joan
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2009, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p59
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
36381749

 

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