LEGO pain scale

Lego Pain Assessment Tool

#Diagnosis #Peds #Pediatrics

I’m not sure when I first came across the LEGO pain scale, or where I got it from (although the graphic suggests it is from The Brick Testament), but I have often found this to be a very useful way to indicate to medical staff the severity of a particular pain.

0No painNo pain
2Mild painCan be ignored
4Moderate painInterferes with tasks
6Serious pain Interferes with concentration
8Severe painUnbearable
10Worst pain possibleDeath imminent

I like it because it gives a practical definition to each level of pain that is more understandable than simply saying, “My pain is 6/10”.

I’ve saved this scale to my phone so I have it handy in an emergency.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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