Venipuncture pain among patients attending the Emergency Department

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. .

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

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