Patient satisfaction and documentation of pain assessments and management after implementing the adult nonverbal pain scale.

@article{TopolovecVranic2010PatientSA,
  title={Patient satisfaction and documentation of pain assessments and management after implementing the adult nonverbal pain scale.},
  author={Jane Topolovec-Vranic and Sonya L Canzian and Jennifer Innis and Mary Ann Pollmann-Mudryj and Amanda White McFarlan and Andrew M. Baker},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={345-54; quiz 355}
}
BACKGROUND Accurate assessment and management of pain in critically ill patients who are nonverbal or cognitively impaired is challenging. No widely accepted assessment tool is currently in place for assessing pain in these patients. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of implementing a new pain assessment tool in a trauma/neurosurgery intensive care unit. METHODS Staff and patient satisfaction questionnaires and retrospective chart reviews were used before and after implementation of the… CONTINUE READING