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Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) for Adult Trauma Patient

Purpose:

To monitor pain in a trauma patient using the behavioral pain scale (BPS) of Curtis et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

R52.1, R52.2

Description:

Curtis et al used a behavioral pain scale (BPS) to monitor pain in an adult trauma patient. This can be used to determine the effectiveness of analgesia. The authors are the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Highland General Hospital in Oakland, California.

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