Assessment of pain in older people

Pain Relief.

I was looking for a pain record assessment for creating a form and came across the British National Guidelines for assessing pain in older adults. I found it interesting and informative, and thought I would post it so others can look and see how they might be able to improve the assessment of pain in their older adult patient.

Addendum: here is a great webpage on pain assessment tools, covering a lot of different patients (peds to non-communicative older adults) and situations (the DASH, NPDI, etc) .

Picture credit: Pain Relief., originally uploaded by vvvracer


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