A new pain scale....forget the muslims and the bricks!

  1. Subject: A New Pain Scale

    Is this an acceptable example to use to assess the pain of our patients.....hehehehehehehe! (Thoughts from the warped and demented side of nursing!)

    A young man in his 20's who had been in a motorcycle accident and collapsed a lung was whining about his chest tube, and how much it hurt. Eventually, the doctor came by to see him.

    "What's the problem?" he asked.

    "My chest hurts!" whined the young man.

    "How much on a scale of 1 to 10?"

    "10!" responded the patient, without hesitation.

    "I don't think you understand the pain scale," replied the doctor. "If I took two bricks and smashed your balls between them, THAT pain would be a 10. Now, how much does it hurt?"

    "Uhhhh.... about a 3, I guess!"
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   gwenith
    I think that one wa Jay Jay's originally but it is STILL funny!

    Told it at work - they LOVED IT!

  4. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Glad I could provide some entertainment in life
  5. by   Mkue
    Funny :chuckle
  6. by   night owl
    I use that one all the time with my male veterans. After they hear it, they start laughing and forget about their pain.
  7. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Night Owl...we were thinking of adopting that pain scale for use here in the ER at Keller but we were not sure that some of the higher ranking officers would see the humor in it
  8. by   Unavailable
    i dont get how "forget the muslims.." fits in..?