Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) for Pain Assessment in Intubated Patients
Quantifies pain in intubated patients.
One can also use the Nonverbal Pain Scale (NVPS) for Nonverbal Patients as an alternative to the BPS.
When to Use
Partially tightened (e.g., brow lowering)+2
Fully tightened (e.g., eyelid closing)+3
Fully bent with finger flexion+3
Coughing but tolerating ventilation for most of the time+2
Unable to control ventilation+4
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