Paediatric pain assessment
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Paediatric pain assessment

Joanna Hall Senior Staff Nurse, Paediatric A&E department, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London

JOANNA HALL describes a paediatric pain assessment tool designed specifically for use in A&E

The assessment of pain in children is a subject that has been widely discussed, and undoubtedly huge developments in its efficacy have been achieved through the production of various pain assessment tools. However, most work on paediatric pain assessment focuses on children who have undergone surgery while significantly less has concentrated on children in A&E settings.

Emergency Nurse. 10, 6, 31-33. doi: 10.7748/en2002.10.10.6.31.c1077

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