- Identify 6 pain assessment tools and their roles in pain assessment for noncommunicative intensive care unit (ICU) patients.
- Compare and contrast the use of pain assessment tools in communicative and noncommunicative ICU patients.
- Identify additional research needed to ensure pain assessment is further investigated in noncommunicative patients.
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