Acute Pain Measurement
The alleviation of pain is an essential aspect of good clinical practice, as well as an obligation for veterinary practitioners, and relies on the ability to recognise and assess pain in animals.
The CMPS–SF, for the measurement of acute pain in dogs and the CMPS-Feline for cats, are decision making tools for use in general practice, adding objective measurement to the clinician's clinical judgement as to whether or not an individual patient requires analgesic treatment.
Acute Pain Measurement for dogs:
The CMPS-SF has been reproduced in key pain management handbooks for veterinary and nurse practitioners and is widely used for clinical research, including many successful regulatory applications for novel analgesics.
Validated translations of the CMPS-SF are available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish and Greek.
Acute Pain Measurement for cats:
The CMPS-Feline is the first of its kind to include a facial component as well as behavioural markers of pain and was only made available early in 2016. It has already proved popular with practitioners and interest has been received from book publishers and pharma companies for clinical trial use.
A validated translation in Spanish and Greek is available.