Latest Pain scale Stories

2013-12-06 15:06:55

Study is first conducted as part of hospital's Clinical Nurse Scholar program How do you measure the pain of a patient who can't communicate? A Rhode Island Hospital researcher studied an observational pain scale in cardiac surgery patients, and found that the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) provided an accurate measure of a patient's pain level. The study by Sandra Linde, RN, is the first study conducted in Rhode Island Hospital's Clinical Nurse Scholar program, in which direct...

2013-06-26 20:45:59

Seven core recommendations made; international consensus could immensely benefit clinical practice and study design in distal radius fracture research Distal radius fractures (often simply termed wrist or Colles' fractures) are the second most common fractures in the elderly. Beyond the immediate impact on the patient, wrist fractures in older adults often indicate underlying osteoporosis and high risk of subsequent fragility fractures. Despite their clinical significance,...

Emergency Room Visits Should Not Be So Painful For Kids
2012-10-29 12:00:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The American Academy of Pediatrics is pushing for reductions in the stress and pain a child experiences during visits to the emergency room. The organization published a new report in the journal Pediatrics emphasizing the importance of controlling pain and anxiety in children who are visiting the emergency room. The report reviewed nearly 250 medical studies to help provide some guidelines on how to reduce pain and stress for...

2009-04-15 07:09:12

Breast-feeding an infant offers yet another advantage, according to new research conducted by Turkish investigators that suggests pain connected with vaccination is considerably lessened for infants nurtured on mother's milk, Reuters reported on Tuesday. "Even young children have a pain memory, causing them to anticipate painful procedures and react more intensely if they have undergone previous painful procedures with inadequate analgesia," the researchers write in the Journal of...

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