Patient Satisfaction and Documentation of Pain Assessments and Management After Implementing the Adult Nonverbal Pain Scale
Jane Topolovec-Vranic, BSc, PhD, Sonya Canzian, RN, MHSc, CNN, Jennifer Innis, BAA, NP, MA, Mary Ann Pollmann-Mudryj, BSc, PhD, Amanda White McFarlan, BA, RN, and Andrew J. Baker, MD
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Understand how implementation of an objective pain rating scale for nonverbal, critically ill patients can improve patients’ ratings of their pain experience.
  • Recognize that implementation of an objective pain rating scale for nonverbal, critically ill patients can improve the documentation of pain assessments by nurses.
  • Describe how implementation of an objective pain rating scale for nonverbal, critically ill patients affects nurses’ confidence in assessing pain in nonverbal patients.

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: A1019042
Total Contact Hours: 1.00
Pharma Hours: 0.0
Synergy Cat: A
Test Expires: 7/1/2014

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Patient Satisfaction and Documentation of Pain Assessments and Management After Implementing the Adult Nonverbal Pain Scale

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