Measuring pain in non-verbal critically ill patients: Which pain instrument?

Jean Francois Payen, Céline Gélinas

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Pain is experienced by many critically ill patients. Although the patient's self-report represents the gold-standard measure for pain, many patients are unable to communicate in the ICU. In this commentary, we discuss the study findings comparing three objective scales for the assessment of pain in non-verbal patients and the importance of the tool selection process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number554
JournalCritical Care
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 15 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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