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Post-operative Pain: A Trial of a Pain Assessment Tool
Chris Tuffnell, RGON, BA, DHA Shirley Clark, (RCompN)
Reference: Tuffnell, C., Clark, S. (1988). Post-Operative Pain: A Trial of a Pain Assessment Tool Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 4(1) 19-24
This study arose from a concern at the lack of knowledge of how nurses made pain assessments and at the lack of documentation of pain monitoring. We set out to trial a pain assessment tool to see if it was of benefit in assessment and management of the pain of postoperative patients.