It can simply be the the stress of you or your loved one experiencing significant pain, which makes coming up with the right descriptive word or number difficult. This adds more stress as you or they look at the healthcare provider and hope they can figure out your issue to get you relief. This situation is bad when someone loses words from stress; it is worse if the cause is increasing dementia.
Cancer, brain injury from accidents, neurological diagnoses, and effects of other health conditions like hearing loss or vision impairment can all make the task of communicating when in pain more difficult. My Pain Alert(R) Book has American Sign Language and a song with prompts for easily understood responses to the question: Are You Hurting?
This is the only Americans with Disabilities Act friendly Pain Scale. Our goal is to make it available, so people who need it can use it to get help with their pain.
No Affiliations – This is the project of three women, one of whom was an Army Reserve Combat Medic. It is NOT funded or affiliated with a: rehabiliation center, hospital, university, handicap service provider, or government agency. We believe that they will all step up in some fashion in time. We know when these products are used, significant cost savings and stress relief can occur.
Our creative team: an acutely ill mother of three, one son with a chronic pain condition from birth; a speech therapist who worked with populations which had been seriously underserved, and/or were not previously served at all; and an art executive who gave up her income to stay home and care for a mother with dementia. We have all lived with pain needs communication frustration.
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Staff can record a clear 10 point pain scale number from your response to this basic 5 level card.
Showing cards and our group discussion binder
Accidents can happen at any time. It is good to be prepared.
Nursing care Administrators always complain about the patients who when asked to rate their pain level respond with the top number "Ten."
This is not a pain rating by the patient, so much as their plea for help with the task of communicating their pain care needs.
Widely used zero through ten level scales require the patient to rate their current pain against their previous pain experiences. This can be a monumental task with even a little bit of memory loss.