Turtle Pain Chart

We are half way there, people!  To celebrate, lets talk more about TURTLES!  The only thing better than one turtle post is two turtle posts!

For my whole career, I have been super neurotic (Yup, I could stop there)…super neurotic about pain control.  I do not ever want a patient in pain if it is in my power to control or eliminate it.  That being said, I have never found pain charts helpful.  I hear it is similar in human medicine.  I mean I hear from the show “Scrubs” and the super awesome blog “Hyperbole and a Half” not from actual doctors.

Recently, dog and cat pain charts were published and I just shook my head.  I am glad the veterinary community is as concerned about pain as I am.  I have not found the charts helpful.

I did, however, create this turtle pain chart.  Have I mentioned I like turtles?  And I have a (hilarious) weird sense of humor.

Turtle Pain Chart

1- No Pain

2 – Mild Pain

3 – Moderate Pain

4 – Severe Pain

5 – Nearly Fatal Pain

 

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