PQRST Assessment of Angina (chest pain)

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PQRST Assessment of Angina (chest pain)
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2010-11-06 16:08:03
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PQRST Assessment of Angina
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  1. P =
    PRECIPITATING EVENTS

    • what events or activities precipitated the pain?
    • (i.e. exercise, argument, resting)
  2. Q =
    QUALITY of Pain

    • what does the pain feel like?
    • (pressure, dull, aching, tight, squeezing)
  3. R =
    RADIATION of pain

    • where is the pain located? does it radiate to other areas?
    • (back, arms, teeth, jaw, shoulders, elbow)
  4. S =
    SEVERITY of Pain

    on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most severe pain you could imagine, how would you rate the pain?
  5. T =
    TIMING

    when did the pain begin? has the pain changed since this time? have you had pain like this before?

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