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Evaluation of Pain in Children: A Systematic Approach

Published in The American Journal of Nursing, a new study suggests that a systematic approach would be more thorough and efficient in evaluating pain in children with medical conditions who are not able to communicate pain verbally. “When pain assessment is inadequate or lacking, these children suffer unnecessarily,” the authors wrote. To improve the process, researchers focused on three goals: asking parents about the symptoms they found most worrisome, determining the causes of pain in these children, and identifying pain assessment practices. In the study, researchers identified symptoms, causes of pain, and obtained nursing documentation for 46 children ranging in age from infants to young adults. As the patients were unable to communicate their pain, nurses conducted pain assessments every three hours, observing pain behaviors such as wincing or crying. The team continues to develop an efficient assessment of common causes of pain in this patient population.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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