Lets nurses know who is malingering.
Provides both quantitative and qualitative data.
Is more accurate with infants than adults.
Is not possible at the present time.
The onset may be sudden or slow.
Acute pain serves no purpose and is non-protective.
Its intensity may vary from mild to severe. Its intensity may vary from mild to severe.
Its sensation subsides as healing takes place
Requires pain management policies of all government agencies.
Excludes psychiatric facilities from pain management requirements.
Encourages but does not mandate pain policies of accredited facilities.
Mandates pain management policies in all of its accredited facilities.
Restrict involvement of families in the child's treatment.
Advocate for the effective use of pain medications.
Advocate for child-specific research in pain management.
Provide a calm environment for procedures designed to reduce distress.