Caregiver does not know what questions to ask to assess care recipient recipient’s cr cr’s pain

Try: Use the acronym pain to remember what to ask p – pattern what causes the pain what makes it worse what makes it better a – area location is it occurring in more than one location i – intensity use pain scales to rate the pain n – nature ask for words such as sharp burning throbbing cramping etc ask about other symptoms such as nausea sweating and dizziness

Materials: Pain number scale 1-10 with 10 being the worst facial expression scale smiling to crying

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Medication Mgt, Safety, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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