Behavioral Pain Assessment Tool for Critically Ill Adults Unable To Self-Report Pain
Louise Rose, RN, BN, MN, PhD, ICU Cert, Lynn Haslam, RN, BSCN, MN, NP, Craig Dale, BSCN, MN, RN, CNCC(C), Leasa Knechtel, RN,BSCN, MN, CNCC(C), and Michael McGillion, RN, BSCN, PhD
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Describe key elements of the behavioral assessment Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT).
  • Evaluate effects of CPOT with change in practice for documentation and administration of analgesics and sedatives.
  • Compare results between studies regarding compliance with pain assessment documentation and practice recommendations.

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: A132232
Total Contact Hours: 1.00
Pharma Hours: 0.0
Synergy Cat: A
Test Expires: 5/1/2017


Successful Completion: Learners must read the entire article and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours. Multiple-choice exams not required as of 1/1/2016.

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