Are you in pain?
All patients have the right to have their pain managed. Treating pain
is an important part of care and recovery. Don't be concerned about "bothering" people with complaints about pain. Good pain control can help you be more comfortable, get back to your
normal routine, and promote healing.
Medications can help minimize pain. Often pain medicine is used along
with other treatments like hot or cold packs or relaxation techniques.
Because one size does not fit all, it is important for you and your
healthcare team to work together to customize your treatment plan.
goal will be to minimize side effects and maximize comfort. Please ask
your doctor or nurse if you have questions about your pain management
St. Joseph's uses a number
scale from 0-10 to help you rate your pain. Assigning a number to your
pain will help your health care team know how severe your pain is.
Choose the face that best describes how you feel: