Pain is a part of the human experience. However, the state-of-the-art diagnostic is a paper chart of faces where patients select their pain level.

For patients who can’t tell us their pain…we stare at them and we guess.

Patients are anxious and stressed by their discomfort and suffering.

Through years of routine and constant exposure to patients in pain, health care providers have become desensitized to the suffering.  However, the current focus on health care patient engagement and consumerism will require pain management excellence to achieve higher consumer satisfaction.