What does PQRST stand for in pain assessment?


What does PQRST stand for in pain assessment?

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As part of a head-to-toe assessment, a patient's pain should always be assessed. You can do this by asking the patient if they are in any pain, and if so, going into further detail by asking them more in depth questions to know what they are feeling.

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Healthcare providers use the acronym PQRST to help them remember what types of questions to ask a patient to further investigate the person's pain. P...

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Types of Pain: Definitions & Characteristics

from Nursing 101: Fundamentals of Nursing

Chapter 10 / Lesson 2

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