In order to adequately care for you, we will conduct a variety of assessments during your hospital stay:
- A medical history will help us understand your symptoms and needs. It also will help us know what medications you are taking. Your medication history will help us coordinate what you were taking at home with anything that may have changed with your current illness.
- Rating your pain on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 indicating no pain and 10 indicating intolerable pain, is a pain assessment tool we frequently use.
- Vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure) will be taken routinely throughout your stay.