Ok, so what is the consensus here? I was taught that one can be in pain and be asleep. So do I wake up my PACU patient every 15 minutes to question them, or do I chart "pt sleeping"? We must chart every 15 minute vitals on all PACU pts, which includes the pain "vital sign"(which I still maintain is an assessment not a VS). What to do? I don't want to ignore pain, but I will not medicate a sleeping pt!