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Adult Nonverbal Pain Scale

Purpose:

To determine the level of pain being experienced by a nonverbal adult in the intensive care unit (ICU) using the scale of Odhner et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

F45.4

Description:

Odhner et al developed a pain scale for critically ill adults who are unable to verbalize. The scale was based on the FLACC scale used in children (see Chapter 44). The authors are from Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.

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