Promoting Excellence : Pain Scale (Bristol Bay)

Bristol Bay: Helping Hands Program Pain Scale

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.

Clinical Care Tools - Pain Management

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

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.

pain measures, pain assessment

To use this tool:
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Developed specifically for this project by the project team.

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Posted August 2003

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation overview page

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