Presenters: Debra Drew, MS, ACNS-BC, RN-BC, AP-PMN, Clinical Specialist, University of Minnesota Medical Center
Sponsor: American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN)
About the webinar: Any nurse who attends to a patient in pain will find this content helpful as they think about what constitutes a complete pain assessment, the role that pain assessment tools play, and the purpose of assessment in the optimal management of pain.
This webinar will provide a historical and contextual background for the use of current and future pain assessment tools and the role of assessment in guiding clinical decision making.
- List one advantage and disadvantage of simple pain intensity scales.
- List two common features of tools that include a measure of functionality.
Describe how complete pain assessments can guide clinical decision-making