A voice for pain: Critical care nurses treat patients’ pain before it compromises the healing process
Pain was elevated to the status of a vital sign more than a decade ago to raise awareness about the importance of pain assessment and management, yet critical care nurses face the reality every day that many patients still suffer from significant pain. Even more disturbing is that in many cases these critically ill patients cannot verbalize their pain.
A good article regarding pain management. Nurses on the floor can be the first to help alleviate pain and not compromise the healing process by their due diligence to their patients. This article looks at pain management and the role of the nurse
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