5 Rules to Follow When Working With Doctors
Kathy Quan | NursingLink
Rule #2: Make a Full Assessment
Objectively, what would you measure the pain at? Use a PAINAD scale. Is he in agony, or is he moving freely and talking with friends? Grimacing? Guarding? Thrashing around in the bed? How’s the pain affecting his quality of life? Is he able to sleep, eat, and/or move? It’s not your place to pass judgment. Pain is subjective, but paint a clear and honest picture of the situation so the doctor can make an informed decision.