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RI researchers validate tool for pain assessment in patients following cardiac surgery

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 provided an accurate measure of a patient’s pain level. The study by Sandra Linde, RN, is the first study conducted in the hospital’s Clinical Nurse Scholar program, in which nurses are mentored to serve as principal investigators.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/l-r…

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