Validity and Sensitivity of 6 Pain Scales in Critically Ill, Intubated Adults

Author(s): Mamoona Arif Rahu, RN, PhD, CCRN, Mary Jo Grap, RN, PhD, ACNP, Pam Ferguson, RN, BSN, CCRN, Patty Joseph, RN, BSN, CCRN, Sarah Sherman, NP, MSN, R. K. Elswick, Jr, PhD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 01, 2019

Topics: Pain Management, Pulmonary

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Self-report is the best indicator of pain; however, pain is more difficult to assess in noncommunicative patients who may be receiving mechanical ventilation or sedated and unable to report pain.


  • 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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