The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale modified for palliative care inpatients (RASS-PAL): a pilot study exploring validity and feasibility in clinical practice

@inproceedings{Bush2014TheRA,
  title={The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale modified for palliative care inpatients (RASS-PAL): a pilot study exploring validity and feasibility in clinical practice},
  author={Shirley H Bush and Pamela Anne Grassau and Michelle N. Yarmo and Tinghua Zhang and Samantha J Zinkie and Jos{\'e} Pereira},
  booktitle={BMC palliative care},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS), which assesses level of sedation and agitation, is a simple observational instrument which was developed and validated for the intensive care setting. Although used and recommended in palliative care settings, further validation is required in this patient population. The aim of this study was to explore the validity and feasibility of a version of the RASS modified for palliative care populations (RASS-PAL). METHODS A prospective study… CONTINUE READING
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