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Douleur des personnes âgées aux urgences

Abstract : The pain in elderly subjects is a frequent situation and even nowadays still badly evaluated and insufficiently dealt with, particularly when there are verbal communication disorders. The nature as well as the diversity of the clinical picture dressed by the pain, the patients' behaviour and that of the medical stafftowards it represents as many obstacles standing in the way of its recognition and its treatment. The emergency department, which holds a preponderant place in the French healthcare system, is very much involved in this fact. A prospective study including 52 patients of 65 years and over had been carried out at the emergency reception department of the hospital complex of Lunéville (Meurthe and Moselle) from September till November 2006. The results confirmed the tendency to undervalue the pain as well as the tendency of an oligo-analgesia. Several solutions can be proposed concerning: the recourse to a nurse who will be in charge with the reception and the orientation of the patients, the spreading of tools allowing heteroevaluation, the use of medical files and the setting up of a treatment protocol.
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Gabriel Moncheaux. Douleur des personnes âgées aux urgences. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2007. ⟨hal-01734398⟩

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