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Alabama Nursing Board Defense Attorney – Nurse Hearing Upcoming? Call Today! -(866) 348-2889 – 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 (CPOT) provided an accurate measure of a patient’s pain level. The study by Sandra Linde, RN, is the first study conducted in Rhode Island Hospital’s Clinical Nurse Scholar program, in which direct care nurses are mentored to serve as principal investigators. The paper is published in the American Journal of Critical Care.
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