Paramedic assessment of pain in the cognitively impaired adult patient

  • Bill Lord
  • Published 2009 in BMC emergency medicine

Abstract

BACKGROUND Paramedics are often a first point of contact for people experiencing pain in the community. Wherever possible the patient's self report of pain should be sought to guide the assessment and management of this complaint. Communication difficulty or disability such as cognitive impairment associated with dementia may limit the patient's ability to… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-227X-9-20

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@article{Lord2009ParamedicAO, title={Paramedic assessment of pain in the cognitively impaired adult patient}, author={Bill Lord}, journal={BMC Emergency Medicine}, year={2009}, volume={9}, pages={20 - 20} }