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Use of the Certified Nursing Assistant Pain Assessment Tool (CPAT) in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

Journal Article
April 1, 2007

This article is based on a study that demonstrates that a pain assessment tool can be developed for CNAs to use in working with nursing home residents with dementia. With the tool studied, CNAs were able to break many barriers to pain alleviation.

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Key Takeaways

"The purpose of this study was to develop a pain assessment tool utilized by certified nursing assistants."
"A pain assessment tool utilized by CNA direct-care providers can be developed for use in nursing home residents with dementia."
"Further study is required to determine whether the use of such a tool will improve their function or quality of life."

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