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Acute pain relief in children: review of pain rating scales and analgesia.

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Melby, Vidar, McBride, Charlene and McAfee, Alexandra (2011) Acute pain relief in children: review of pain rating scales and analgesia. Emergency Nurse, 19 (6). pp. 32-37. [Journal article]

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URL: http://emergencynurse.rcnpublishing.co.uk/archive/article-acute-pain-relief-in-children-use-of-rating-scales-and-analgesia


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 this unacceptable quality of care, including emergency nurses’ lack of knowledge about the appropriate pain assessment tools. This article refers to a literature review and case study to discuss children’s pain assessment tools. It concludes that an education programme for emergency nurses could be provided to augment their awareness of best practice pain assessment and management guidelines.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
ID Code:20282
Deposited By:Dr Vidar Melby
Deposited On:26 Oct 2011 11:29
Last Modified:26 Oct 2011 11:29

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