North Shore Medical Center ensures that patients have appropriate pain management. Not all patients experience pain, but those who do can feel better with proper treatment. For this reason NSMC healthcare providers regularly ask patients to evaluate their pain intensity on a scale of 0 to 10. Patients who get relief from their pain are better able to participate in their treatment and recovery.
Pain Management Plan
Patients discuss pain relief options with their doctors and nurses to develop a pain management plan.
- Patients ask for pain relief when the pain first begins.
- Patients inform their doctors and nurses if their pain is not relieved.
- Patients communicate any worries they may have about taking pain medication.