Monday, September 4, 2017

Assessing patients who can't communicate their pain

Pain is common in people with dementia, but assessing hospice patients who can't communicate their pain is almost impossible. Here are two validated assessment tools that can help.



  1. The prior night at the inn, I saw the two young ladies getting in a taxi at 11pm or something like that dressed to kill, unmistakably in transit out to party.

  2. and sent the child back into the game. Minutes after the fact, with his thumb turning a rainbow of shades and extending to multiple times its standard size, the youngster's mom yanked him off the field, and over the fights of his dad, drove him to the trauma center. The specialist articulated the thumb to be broken. At home that evening, subsequent to being informed that his child's thumb was broken, the dad said he regretted his rushed judgment.