Are You in Pain?
As a patient in this hospital, we take your pain seriously. We will work with you to provide appropriate solutions for any pain and discomfort you experience during your stay.
As a patient at this hospital, you have the right to:
- Ask your doctor or nurse what to expect regarding pain and pain management
- Discuss pain relief options with your doctors and nurses
- Work with your doctor and nurse to develop a pain management plan
- Ask for pain relief (including nerve blocks) when pain first begins
- Help your doctor and nurse to assess your pain
- Tell your doctor or nurse if your pain is not relieved
- Tell your doctor or nurse about any worries you have about taking pain medication
Pain Control Can Help
Proper pain control can help you in the following ways:
- Be more comfortable
- Get well faster (people with good pain control begin walking sooner, breathe more deeply and get their strength back more quickly)
- Avoid problems (people with good pain control are less likely to develop complications such as pneumonia or blood clots)
In many cases (even with appropriate pain control treatments), pain may not be eliminated completely. However, it can be greatly reduced to a lower, more tolerable level. Pain is best controlled when you take medication (in the prescribed doses) before your pain becomes too severe. You should also make sure to take any pain medications that have been prescribed to you, prior to seeing a physical or occupational therapist for rehabilitation sessions.
Our goal is to make your stay and recovery at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center as comfortable as possible. Please communicate openly with us about how you are feeling throughout your stay.