A funny and warped FACES pain scale

  1. 33 I laughed when I read this:

    Hyperbole and a Half: pain faces

    FYI, a small amount of swearing involved.
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  4. Visit  elizabeth8503RN profile page
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    tooooooo funny!!!!!
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  5. Visit  Davey Do profile page
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    SilightlyMental_RN:

    It is good to see that you are living up to your name.

    I laughed so hard, I cried.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Dave
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  6. Visit  Kringe38 profile page
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    That was hilarious. I love it.
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  7. Visit  Soon2BNurse3 profile page
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    LOL....that was awesome
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  8. Visit  RaziRN profile page
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    Hilarious! I want to print that out for my drug-seeking pts. that constantly rate rate their pain 10/10 with no relief ever and manage to go outside, IV pole and pump in tow to smoke. I wanna be like: this is what 10/10 pain looks like!!!
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  9. Visit  wsuRN09 profile page
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    HAHA! That just made my day! Not even kidding
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  10. Visit  jlr820 profile page
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    Next time I do a pain assessment, I'm gonna ask "Is it like you're actively being mauled by a bear?" with a sidelong, eyebrows raised expression on my face. Prolly draw a complaint...
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  11. Visit  Hospice Nurse LPN profile page
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    I love it! Probably won't be able to use it at work, though!
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  12. Visit  clemmm78 profile page
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    I'm currently working a temp job as a occupational nurse and I had a patient collapse in my office. I called 9-1-1 and I kept his as comfortable as I could while we waited. BP was dropping, pain was excruciating, but there was a language barrier as this gentleman was visiting from an Asian country and couldn't speak any of the languages I speak, nor I his.

    When the paramedics arrived, I said, somewhat jokingly but not entirely, that his pain sure looks like a 10/10 although I can't confirm it - the medic said: if he was 10/10 he'd be beyond cooperative. I asked, 9.5 on 10?
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  13. Visit  linnaete profile page
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    The best ever!!
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  14. Visit  SnowStar4 profile page
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    Quote from jlr820
    Next time I do a pain assessment, I'm gonna ask "Is it like you're actively being mauled by a bear?" with a sidelong, eyebrows raised expression on my face. Prolly draw a complaint...
    I use that a lot and they usually like the description. When they don't understand the scale I say "0 is no pain at all and 10 is like you are actively being mauled by a bear". Never had a complaint.
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  15. Visit  murphyle profile page
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    Oh yes, I saw this little gem a while ago. Just as funny now as it was then.

    I did find a poster version of that scale and put it up at the Crossfit gym where I work out. "This is distressing, I don't want this to be happening to me at all" is now the catchphrase of choice when you've just found out exactly what manner of pain the Workout of the Day entails...
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