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Pain Guide 

Are You In Pain?

You’ll feel good about our pain management. As a patient at Baylor Plano, you can expect:

  • Information about pain and pain relief measures
  • Concerned staff committed to pain prevention and management
  • Health professionals who respond quickly to reports of pain
  • Reports of pain will be believed
  • Quality pain management

Patient Responsibilities

We encourage you, as a patient at this hospital, to:
  • Ask your doctor or nurse what you might expect regarding pain and pain management
  • Discuss pain relief options with your doctors and nurses
  • Work with your doctor and nurse to develop a pain management plan
  • Ask for pain relief when pain first begins
  • Help your doctor and nurse assess your pain
  • Tell your doctor or nurse if your pain is not relieved
  • Tell your doctor or nurse about any worries you have about taking pain medication

Reporting Pain

Please be as detailed as possible about the pain as we ask you the following questions:

  1. How does your pain feel? Possible answers include aching, stabbing, tender, numb, dull, crampy, throbbing, gnawing, burning, penetrating, miserable, radiating, deep, shooting, sharp, exhausting, unbearable, nagging, squeezing, pressure.
  2. Where is your pain?
  3. Is the pain always there or does it come and go?
  4. What makes the pain worse and what makes it better?
  5. How does the pain affect your sleep, appetite, energy, activity, relationships or mood?
  6. Are you experiencing other symptoms with your pain, such as nausea, constipation, vomiting, itching, sleepiness or difficulty breathing?
  7. How would you rate your pain using the following scale?

0  No Pain

1 - 2  Mild Pain

3 - 4  Moderate Pain

5 - 6  Severe Pain

7 - 8  Very Severe Pain

9 - 10  Worst Possible Pain