Promoting Excellence : Pain Scale (Bristol Bay)

Name:
Bristol Bay: Helping Hands Program Pain Scale

Definition:
This pain scale is a modification of the Wong-Baker Face scale designed for use with Alaska Native patients who were unable to relate to the faces/expressions on the original scale.

Category:
Clinical Care Tools - Pain Management

Source:
Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation
Helping Hands Program
PO Box 130
Dillingham, AK 99576

Contact:
Bob Swope
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument:
The pain scale was distributed to the patient by a nurse when patient was accepted into the program. During visits, patient and caregiver could use the scale to explain level of pain. When the nurse couldn't visit, the scale was a useful tool for pain assessment over the telephone.

Keywords:
pain measures, pain assessment

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from this site. Please credit source.

References:
Developed specifically for this project by the project team.

To view this tool:
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Posted August 2003

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation overview page


# BBAHC5, type:pain_management

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