Managing pain
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Managing pain

Cliff Evans Matron, Emergency care, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Berkshire
Jo Hawkes Sister specialising, Paediatric nursing at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Berkshire
Lucy Tebbit Practice development nurse and advanced nurse practitioner, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Berkshire

CLIFF EVANS and colleagues describe the development of a pain intervention tool and educational programme designed to improve the assessment and management of patients

Patients present to emergency departments (EDs) with many different physical and psychological illnesses, and there can be several social complexities associated with these presentations. According to the ethos of modern healthcare management, patients are whole but multidimensional beings who should be placed by healthcare professionals at the centre of multidisciplin ary team activities (Department of Health 2004a).

Emergency Nurse. 16, 2, 28-33. doi: 10.7748/en2008.05.16.2.28.c8188

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