Pain Assessment Questions Nursing Mnemonic

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OPQRST

  • O-Onset
  • P-Provoke or palliative
  • Q-Quality or character
  • R-Region or radiation
  • S-Signs, severity, symptoms
  • T-Time of onset, duration and intensity

Description

It is important not only to assess and document pain, but also assess and document the following characteristics so that the appropriate interventions occur.

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