This tool was originally created with children for children to help them communicate about their pain. Now the scale is used around the world with people ages 3 and older, facilitating communication and improving assessment so pain management can be addressed. We are excited to present our pain care podcast, FACES of Pain Care, where Connie Baker highlights and interviews people and programs creating a real difference in pain care and atraumatic care. In case that term is not familiar to you, atraumatic care minimizes or eliminates physical and psychological distress for patients and families. You may even want to re commend a topic or person for future podcasts. Everybody wins.
Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale
It was adapted from the Faces Pain Scale [ 2 ] to make it possible to score the sensation of pain on the widely accepted 0-to metric. The scale shows a close linear relationship with visual analog pain scales across the age range of years. It is easy to administer and requires no equipment except for the photocopied faces.
Faces Pain Scale-Revised
Some of these tools are most suited for people of certain ages, while others are more useful for people who are highly involved in their own health care. Pain scale results can help guide the diagnostic process, track the progression of a condition, and more. There are at least 10 pain scales in common use, which are described below. Qualitative scales are especially useful in assessing your response to treatment because they can clearly define whether your pain has improved or worsened. Qualitative pain scales are helpful in giving your healthcare provider an idea about the cause of your pain and whether it is associated with your medical problem or resulting from the treatment itself. Numerical scales are more quantitative in nature, but most pain scales have quantitative features and qualitative features. Perhaps one of the most commonly used pain scales in health care, the numerical rating scale is designed to be used by those over age 9. If you use the numerical scale, you have the option to verbally rate your pain from 0 to 10 or to place a mark on a line indicating your level of pain.
Colleague's E-mail is Invalid. Your message has been successfully sent to your colleague. Save my selection. I've heard that a new faces pain scale has been published. Which one's better? ANSWER: Used correctly, either of these tools can help measure a child's pain intensity, so consider the pros and cons of each before making a choice. Besides being graded to capture changes in pain intensity, a good pain assessment tool must be easy to understand, easy to score, and liked by both patients and staff. And consistency counts: The patient and caregiver should use the same tool each time to minimize misunderstandings and to track trends accurately.