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Merris Longstaff Staff nurse, A&E Department, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

Merris Longstaff describes her development of a pain assessment tool for use in A&E

Pain is one of the most common reasons for patient attendance at A&E departments (1), and its management should be a high priority in patient care. In order to do this, an assessment of pain is vital in determining the patient’s progress, the impact and efficacy of treatment, and in some cases, as a diagnostic tool (2)

Emergency Nurse. 4, 4, 20-22. doi: 10.7748/en.4.4.20.s5

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