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Italian term or phrase:NRS
English translation:NRS (Numerical Rating Scale)
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07:39 Nov 22, 2013
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / vital signs
Italian term or phrase: NRS
This appears in a list of vital signs in the admitting history of a child with SMA (spinal muscular atrophy):

Parametri: PC: ... TC: ... SATO2: ... PA: ... *NRS:10*

I'm guessing this might have to do with respiration rate, but I can't guess what the words might be. I'm also thinking of possibly Nutritional Risk Score, but then I don't think this would show up with the vital signs.

What does NRS stand for here, and how would we say it in English?

Thanks for your help.
Joseph Tein
United States
Local time: 04:12
NRS (Numerical Rating Scale)
Explanation:

http://www.doloredoc.it/scientifico/focus/approfondimenti/mi...
http://www.jpsmjournal.com/article/S0885-3924(11)00014-5/abs...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2305860/

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Note added at 1 day12 hrs (2013-11-23 20:36:31 GMT)
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According to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations pain is the 5th vital sign.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2305860/
Universal pain screening is an increasingly common practice, largely because of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requirement that accredited hospitals and clinics must routinely assess all patients for pain. Pain screening is intended to improve the quality of pain management by systematically identifying patients with pain in clinical settings.2
[...]
JCAHO standards do not specify how pain should be assessed; rather, they allow organizations to develop their own pain assessment policies.5 The pain numeric rating scale (NRS), on which patients rate their current pain intensity from 0 (“no pain”) to 10 (“worst possible pain”), has become the most widely used instrument for pain screening. Although it was not developed or validated as a screening test, the NRS is ubiquitous as a screener in many health care environments. For example, its use is currently mandated throughout the Veterans Affairs health care system as part of its “Pain as the fifth vital sign” campaign.6

http://jabfm.org/content/22/3/291.full
Background: Although many health care organizations require routine pain screening (eg, “5th vital sign”) with the 0 to 10 numeric rating scale (NRS), its accuracy has been questioned; here we evaluated its accuracy and potential causes for error.


- I punti chiave delle linee guida per il trattamento del dolore predisposte dalla Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations – sono:
1. Diritto del paziente ad essere trattato contro il dolore;
2. Valutare e documentare presenza, natura ed intensità del dolore in tutti i pazienti (V segno vitale unitamente a pressione sanguigna, polso, temperatura e frequenza respiratoria);
3. Assicurare la competenza del personale nella valutazione e trattamento del dolore;
4. Stilare protocolli per un adeguato trattamento del dolore;
5. Educare i pazienti e i familiari per un effettivo controllo del dolore;
6. Soddisfare i bisogni del paziente per il trattamento dei sintomi dopo la dimissione.
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JudyC
Italy
Local time: 13:12
Grading comment
Hi Judy, I'm convinced! Thank you for your help.
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NRS (Numerical Rating Scale)


Explanation:

http://www.doloredoc.it/scientifico/focus/approfondimenti/mi...
http://www.jpsmjournal.com/article/S0885-3924(11)00014-5/abs...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2305860/

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Note added at 1 day12 hrs (2013-11-23 20:36:31 GMT)
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According to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations pain is the 5th vital sign.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2305860/
Universal pain screening is an increasingly common practice, largely because of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requirement that accredited hospitals and clinics must routinely assess all patients for pain. Pain screening is intended to improve the quality of pain management by systematically identifying patients with pain in clinical settings.2
[...]
JCAHO standards do not specify how pain should be assessed; rather, they allow organizations to develop their own pain assessment policies.5 The pain numeric rating scale (NRS), on which patients rate their current pain intensity from 0 (“no pain”) to 10 (“worst possible pain”), has become the most widely used instrument for pain screening. Although it was not developed or validated as a screening test, the NRS is ubiquitous as a screener in many health care environments. For example, its use is currently mandated throughout the Veterans Affairs health care system as part of its “Pain as the fifth vital sign” campaign.6

http://jabfm.org/content/22/3/291.full
Background: Although many health care organizations require routine pain screening (eg, “5th vital sign”) with the 0 to 10 numeric rating scale (NRS), its accuracy has been questioned; here we evaluated its accuracy and potential causes for error.


- I punti chiave delle linee guida per il trattamento del dolore predisposte dalla Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations – sono:
1. Diritto del paziente ad essere trattato contro il dolore;
2. Valutare e documentare presenza, natura ed intensità del dolore in tutti i pazienti (V segno vitale unitamente a pressione sanguigna, polso, temperatura e frequenza respiratoria);
3. Assicurare la competenza del personale nella valutazione e trattamento del dolore;
4. Stilare protocolli per un adeguato trattamento del dolore;
5. Educare i pazienti e i familiari per un effettivo controllo del dolore;
6. Soddisfare i bisogni del paziente per il trattamento dei sintomi dopo la dimissione.

JudyC
Italy
Local time: 13:12
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 397
Grading comment
Hi Judy, I'm convinced! Thank you for your help.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Ciao Judy, and thanks for this suggestion. I thought first of the Numerical Rating Scale acronym -- but of what? I still think it refers to some specific "parametro" included with vital signs.What do you think?

Asker: Thank you for the additional information, Judy; it's good to know this.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  missdutch: proprio così; in italiano è la Scala Numerica Semplice, vedi http://www.ass5.sanita.fvg.it/reposASS5/SCHEDE_QUALITA/Racco...
2 mins

agree  Claire Knell
1 hr

agree  lirka: yes, there's the NRS and VRS (verbal)
5 hrs

agree  Katarina Kvarnhult: NRS + parametri vitali: http://www.painedu.org/Downloads/NIPC/Pain Assessment Scales... http://www.ipasvi.it/ecm/rivista-linfermiere/rivista-linferm...
5 hrs
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