Author: Carlo Refalo

As a trainee emergency doctor, part of my work is to assess patients who come to the emergency department and determine the urgency of the care, diagnosis and treatment required. Most patients are prompted to come to the hospital emergency department because they are in pain – a subjective and multidimensional symptom which is not necessarily reflective of the severity of the case, but which can cause immense distress to the individual. As part of an MSc in critical care, I therefore decided to focus on this subject in a study entitled The introduction of pain scoring at triage point…

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