Pain

Nearly all patients feel at least some pain during their stay in the ICU and pain is the single most common thing that is remembered by the patient (Barr et al., 2013). In this section, you can find information on how to assess pain in ICU patients, the guideline recommendations for ICU pain management and information on the analgesic classes commonly used in the ICU.

How to Assess

How to Assess

Consider the various tools and assessment scales available for the grading and monitoring of pain.

Guidelines

Guidelines

Explore the current clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, assessment and treatment of pain in the ICU.

Treatment Options

Treatment Options

Learn about the array of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for the control of pain.

Pain References

Pain References

View all the works cited within the Pain section of the PAD Management Knowledge Centre.