Venipuncture pain among patients attending the Emergency Department

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However, there are very few studies that have addressed iatrogenic pain related to the application of routine procedures at the ED in adults” Ballesteros-Peña et al (2017).

Abstract:

Pain has become the fifth vital sign and it must be evaluated not only in the context of a pathophysiological condition but also as a result of a health intervention [1]. However, there are very few studies that have addressed iatrogenic pain related to the application of routine procedures at the ED in adults.

Reference:

Ballesteros-Peña, S., Vallejo-De la Hoz, G. and Fernández-Aedo, I. (2017) Pain scores for venipuncture among ED patients. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. January 21st. [epub ahead of print].

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2017.01.034

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