Resouces Tagged "pain scales"

Pain assessment

This comprehensive list of questions for providers to ask their patients in assessing pain levels was produced by Connecticut Children’s. Begins with standardized questions about pain type, location, duration etc, and behavioral assessments to be used in patients who cannot self report.

Pain medicine after outpatient surgery – patient and family education

This educational handout and interactive log were developed to improve the quality and safety of pain management in specific post surgical situations. The handout provides parents with education on which pain medications should be used, what doses are appropriate, and how frequently they should be given. Also provides charts for monitoring how frequently the medication […]

What to Expect at Your Blood Draw

This booklet is directed to children as they prepare for blood draw, with developmental age appropriate constructs and evidence based strategies. Very detailed explanation of the steps involved in a blood draw, and discusses use of distraction and deep breathing to manage pain. Includes 2 pain scales, and a “blood draw plan”

Assessing Children’s pain

This educational handout for parents provides information on age appropriate pain intensity tools used at Seattle Children’s. This handout contains a range of pain assessment scales for infants to adolescents. While the primary audience is patients and families, it can also be a bedside resource for staff when assessing pain intensity in practice.

Wong Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale

A site containing all of the information for the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale.

Oucher Scales

A site containing all of the information for the Oucher Scales, including the various forms of the scale and user manual.


A reprint of the original COMFORT scale with instructions for use in a clinical setting.

Assessment Resource Sheet: Pediatric Pain

A listing of the most well-known pediatric pain assessment tools. All measures are classified as well-established assessment, approaching well-established assessment, and promising.