Pain Assessment

  • Category:

    Pain Assessment.

  • Age Range:

    Age 0-12m (Infant), Age 01y-11y (Child), Age 12y-18y (Adolescent), Age 18y+ (Young Adult).

  • Tags:

    Pain assessment, Pain scale.

  • Type of Document:

    Pain Assessment Protocol.

  • Type of Pain:

    Acute, Ambulatory, Cancer pain, Chronic, Critical care, Disease related pain, General, Other, Palliative, Post-operative, Procedural.

  • Author:

    Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Ontario, CA

This document describes policies and guidelines for assessing pain according to pain scales.  Varying pain assessment tools are listed according to age or cognitive stage. It also outlines pain management interventions and goals.