Can an observational pain assessment tool improve time to analgesia for cognitively impaired older persons? A cluster randomised controlled trial.

@article{Fry2018CanAO,
  title={Can an observational pain assessment tool improve time to analgesia for cognitively impaired older persons? A cluster randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Margaret Fry and Lynn Chenoweth and Glenn Arendts},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2018},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={33-38}
}
OBJECTIVE The primary objective of the study was to measure the impact of an observational pain assessment dementia tool on time from ED arrival to first dose of analgesic medicine. METHODS A multisite cluster randomised controlled trial was conducted to test the Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD) tool. Patients aged 65 years or older suspected… CONTINUE READING