The coping with labor algorithm: an alternate pain assessment tool for the laboring woman.

  title={The coping with labor algorithm: an alternate pain assessment tool for the laboring woman.},
  author={Leissa Roberts and Brenda G Gulliver and Janet Fisher and Kristin G. Cloyes},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  volume={55 2},
The documentation of pain in the labor and delivery setting is one of the essential tasks of all health care providers who care for women in labor. The Joint Commission standards mandate regular pain assessments, but compliance with this mandate in the highly unique patient population of laboring woman is problematic when using the standard 0 to 10 Numeric Rating Scale. Labor pain is always unique given the various contributing physiologic, emotional, social, and cultural components. This… CONTINUE READING
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