Pain Assessment in Acute Care

Pain assessment and regular reassessment provides the foundation of good pain management and sets the stage for planning, implementation, and evaluation of care. Lack of pain assessment is a major cause of inadequate pain management. Pain in the acute care setting is difficult to assess in certain populations, such as ICU, pediatrics, substance abuse, and mental illness. This presentation covers the key elements of pain assessment and the available measurement tools to properly evaluate pain in the acute care setting.

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