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Assessing pain in older people

19 January 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article examines pain assessment and measurement in relation to the specific needs of older people.

Pain assessment tools for older people with cognitive impairment

12 October 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article summarises and critiques various tools available for the assessment of pain in older people with cognitive impairment. Definitions of pain are numerous...

How to assess pain in children and young people

11 May 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Emergency nurse practitioners often experienced difficulties when attempting to assess pain in children accurately. This article refers to a case study to discuss...

Pain assessment and cognitive impairment: part 1

01 December 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

People with cognitive impairment are often unable to inform others of their pain. Nurses need to be able to assess pain in cognitively impaired adults so that...

Assessment and expression of pain

15 September 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, the second in a series of articles on pain, describes the importance of pain assessment. It explores the individuality of patients’ pain expression and...

Acute pain relief in children: use of rating scales and analgesia

10 October 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Evidence suggests that children who are in pain and who present to emergency departments receive sub-optimal pain assessment and relief. Many factors contribute to...

Open AccessPO14 – Paediatric post-operative pain assessment in day surgery

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Supplement

Theme: Child protection and managing risk Introduction: There are few studies that describe the usage of applications for pain assessment in the paediatric field. A...

Chronic pain: clinical features, assessment and treatment

14 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

A significant number of people in the UK experience chronic pain, resulting in high levels of suffering and reduced quality of life. Management of chronic pain is...

Assessing pain in patients

27 February 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article defines pain and discusses options for pain assessment. Both unidimensional and multidimensional pain assessment scales are considered and described....

Chronic pain: clinical features, assessment and treatment

08 October 2008

Nursing Standard

CPD

A significant number of people in the UK experience chronic pain, resulting in high levels of suffering and reduced quality of life. Management of chronic pain is...