The Pain Chart, Revised

If you've ever been to an emergency room, you've seen the chart they give you to help describe the pain you are feeling on a scale of one to ten. Allie redrew the chart to make it more descriptive of real-world pain. Link -via Buzzfeed


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I too do not care for the pain charts. faces or worse yet the # chart - which btw caused miscommunication (sp?) between my nurse & dr ! There's gotta be a better way ... Um like this "revised" chart : ) pain is far too subjective to apply #'s & faces IMHO. Be well ev1
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Oh, this is great! I understand why they have to ask that, but I always hate trying to quantify pain in these terms, especially since 3 out of the 4 times I've been to an ER have involved kidney stones.
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@Jollyboy you're right, but the pain scale is pretty helpful if you're monitoring the progress of something.The point is to ask more than once, to see the degree to which pain is increasing or decreasing. It doesn't give you solid facts, it gives you a relative comparison. Just like pulse strength and pupil response and your sadly hysterical responses to questions like "Do you know what day it is?" "Do you know where you are?"
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