Pain assessment in critical care: what have we learnt from research.

@article{Shannon2003PainAI,
  title={Pain assessment in critical care: what have we learnt from research.},
  author={Kathleen L. Shannon and Tracey Bucknall},
  journal={Intensive & critical care nursing},
  year={2003},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={154-62}
}
Despite an ongoing acknowledgement in the literature that pain is a significant problem within the critical care environment, this issue has not been adequately addressed by critical care nurses. This paper examines strategies for changing pain management practices in critical care, including reviewing documentation practices, the utilisation of guidelines and algorithms to augment clinical decision making, and increasing educational opportunities available to critical care nurses. It is… CONTINUE READING