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Critical Care

, 18:554

First Online: 15 October 2014

Abstract

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.

AbbreviationsBPSBehavioral pain scale

CPOTCritical-care pain observation tool

NVPSNon-verbal pain scale

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Author: Jean-Francois Payen - Céline Gélinas

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