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Patients with advanced dementia and judged to potentially be in pain.
Assessing pain in advanced dementia is intuitively difficult.
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The PAINAD scale requires close and attentive observation.
Addition of assigned points.
Victoria Warden, RN, is a nursing research health scientist at the Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Medical Center in Bedford, Massachusetts.
To view Ms. Victoria Warden, RN's publications, visit PubMed