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What is the nursing assessment and management of acute pain?

How to develop an objective method of pain assessment?

  • Developing an objective method of pain assessment therefore needs to ensure tools that are sensitive and specific to pain. They need to be observer-independent, not reliant on the patient's ability to communicate and not influenced by disease characteristics.

What are the most common manifestations of acute pain?

  • The following are the common manifestations of acute pain. Use these subjective and objective data to help guide you through the nursing assessment. Alternatively, you can check out the assessment guide for acute pain in the subsequent sections. The most common characteristic of acute pain is when the patient reports or complaints about it.

Is pain objective or subjective?

  • Pain is subjective because the patient is telling you what their pain is. I would get so caught up in thinking about the pain scale and whether it makes it objective because someone else can walk into the room and ask the patient to rate their pain and get the same answer, thus repeatable and measurable.

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