FLAC Pain Scale

  1. Good morning. I am an ER nurse but have a question for those of you who have expertise in pain management. We use the FLAC scale routinely for young children in the ER. Can that scale also be used for cognitively impaired adults or is there a better scale out there that you recommend? Thanks very much!
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  3. by   tewdles
    You can loosely apply the FLACC scale for nonverbal adults, but try the PAINAD instead.

    It was developed for adults with dementia and will likely suit your needs better.

    Good luck.