The Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consolability (FLACC) Pain Scale

Posted on: March 5, 2016 | By: ewebb3 | Filed under: Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consolability Scale (FLACC), T&M Tools

A revised version of the FLACC was published in 2006. The bolded items represent updated information. I. Descriptive Information Title: The Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consolability Scale (FLACC Scale), 1997. Revised in 2006 to include behaviors for children with cognitive impairments. Authors: Sandra Merkel, MS, RN, Terri Voepel-Lewis, MS, RN, Shobha Malviya, MD, Constance Burke*, BSN RN, and Alan R. Tait*, PhD. (* indicates participation with only the revised FLACC scale). Source (publisher or distributor, address): C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109. Costs (booklets, forms, kit): Free; criteria and scoring chart can be found online and printed free of charge. The official revised FLACC chart can be obtained from http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/pa/UMPedsPain.pdf Purpose: An observational pain scale used to quantify and guide the management of pain in children who are unable to verbally communicate their pain. Type of Test: Observational Target Population & Ages:…

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Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consolability Scale (FLACC)

Posted on: March 16, 2015 | By: humberhocker | Filed under: Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consolability Scale (FLACC)

Title: The Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consolability scale (FLACC Scale) Author: Sandra Merkel, MS, RN, Terri Voepel-Lewis, MS, RN, and Shobha Malviya, MD, at C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI Source: Merkel SI, Voepel-Lewis T, Shayevitz JR, Malviya S. The FLACC: a behavioral scale for scoring postoperative pain in young children. Pediatr Nurs.1997;23:293–297. Purpose: An observer rated scale to quantify and assess postoperative (acute) pain in young children (2 months to 7 years) or for those who are unable to communicate their pain. Type of Test: Observation Target Population & Ages: Young Children (2 months to 7 years old) postoperatively. Time Requirements: 1 to 5 minutes Administration and Scoring: Observe patients body and legs uncovered and score each of the 5 categories (face, legs, activity, cry and consolability) from 0-2, based on the observation, for a total score of 0-10. The score is interpreted as…

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