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assessment

An informal examination by experts of systems, programming, operations and security to improve efficiency and effectiveness using industry best practices. See audit and continuous process improvement.

assessment

A tax, charge, or levy on property:
1. as a means of computing real estate tax;
2. to pay for specific services or improvements.
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Various pain assessment instruments for cognitively impaired children have comparable content but vary in number of items.
Pain assessment usually begins with an open-ended inquiry: "Tell me about your pain.
Other authors have discussed the need to teach both formal (healthcare) and informal (family or nontrained) caregivers about pain assessment in their patients with cognitive and communication impairments.
Pediatric pain assessment tools intended to measure overt behavioral distress are the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Pain Scale (CHEOPS; McGrath et al.
Recommendations for providing adequate pain management in children could include strategies to ensure nurses have ready access to pain assessment tools at the bedside.
Use of the Assessment of Discomfort in Dementia (ADD) protocol, a systematic approach to pain assessment and management for nurses, ameliorated discomfort behaviors in 84 percent of enrolled residents in a convenience sample of 143 residents [38].
The second videotape, Neuropathic Pain Assessment and Examination, opens with Nick Ut's 1972 Pulitzer Prize-winning image of terrified children, as they runaway from their village after an aerial attack.
html[greater than]) address residents' right to appropriate pain assessment, management, and informed participation in decisions.
The system is designed around the knowledge that many factors contribute to an accurate pain assessment.
Other new additions are the Glasgow coma scale, pain assessment tools, the body mass index formula, characteristics of commonly used IV fluids, and educational opportunities for nursing careers.
Two CDHB nurses Wendy Cuthill and Ann Young gave a presentation on developing and implementing the chest pain assessment unit at Christchurch Hospital.
Q: When coding for pain, what point in time are we looking at--any time during the week of observation that the pain assessment is done?