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Is pain scale an objective tool to measure pain level. Iíve never thought so. How often it happens when a nurse asks a patient:
Do you have pain?
A little bit.
How would you rate your pain level on scale from 0 to 10?
Eight or nine.
In this case the majority of nurses do exactly as we are brainwashed to do: document 9 and offer pain medication. The majority of patients do not refuse a pain shot even though they would not