Standardized pain flowsheet: impact on patient-reported pain experiences after cardiovascular surgery.

@article{Voigt1995StandardizedPF,
  title={Standardized pain flowsheet: impact on patient-reported pain experiences after cardiovascular surgery.},
  author={Laura Voigt and Judith A Paice and Jo{\"e}l Pouliot},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={1995},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={308-13}
}
BACKGROUND Administration of analgesics per patient request or random pain assessments may provide inadequate pain management. OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of nurses' use of a standardized pain flowsheet to document pain assessment and pharmacologic management on patient-reported pain intensity. METHODS A pre-post intervention design was used to compare 61 patients. In the preimplementation group, traditional charting of pain presence or absence was documented in the narrative notes and… CONTINUE READING