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Pain Assessment and Management in the Critically Ill Patient

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Pain should be predicted in all patients and every action should be questioned for its possibility to cause pain or discomfort to the patient. Anticipation of pain allows alternative strategies to be considered or pre-emptive analgesics given.

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This article will discuss how to assess and manage acute pain in critically ill patients. Pain is a 'complex subjective phenomenon associated with actual or potential tissue damage’. Pain should be predicted in all patients and every action should be questioned for its possibility to cause pain or discomfort to the patient. Anticipation of pain allows alternative strategies to be considered or pre-emptive analgesics given.

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Lydia Nabwami
Lydia Nabwami is registered nurse who has worked in various healthcare settings including cardiac ward, cardiac critical care unit (ITU), general ITU, A&E department, nursing homes and community nursing. She uses her experience as a RN to write well-researched content that helps to attract and motivate audiences. Lydia is also a freelance writer for hire with specialisation in health writing and has helped numerous companies with their content needs. Her work has appeared on sites such as Caring Village, Reachout, Lisa Nelson RD and more. When she isn’t writing, you can find her listening to motivational speeches, keeping active or playing with her two daughters. Contact Lydia or visit her website at Lnwritingservices.co.uk for more information on her services.
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Lorraine Hince
11 Aug 2021
A good review on pain management.
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Kathryn BRENNAN
06 Oct 2021
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Lilibeth Batac
12 Aug 2021
Pain assessment and Management
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Laura Stojoski
02 Apr 2021
Great resource with good information.
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Jordan Arthur
11 Sep 2020
Love the read it was very insightful.
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Jayaletchimi Joganathan
20 Apr 2022
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Good resource.
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Prabha Bhandari
10 Aug 2021
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Janene Davidson
09 Aug 2021
very well written and informative
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Kerry Martin
18 Aug 2021
Very helpful
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Amber Ong
11 Oct 2021
Good quick read
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