Mercy Medical Center North Iowa

Pain Management

Are you in Pain?

As a patient at this hospital, you can expect:

  • Information about pain and pain relief measures,
  • Concerned staff committed to pain prevention and management,
  • Health professionals who respond quickly to reports of pain,
  • Reports of pain will be believed, and
  • State-of-the-art pain management.

Patient Responsibilities

As a patient at this hospital, we encourage you to:

  • Ask your doctor or nurse what to expect regarding pain and pain management,
  • Discuss pain relief options with your doctors and nurses,
  • Work with your doctor and nurse to develop a pain mangement plan,
  • Ask for pain relief when pain first begins,
  • Help your doctor and nurse assess your pain,
  • Tell your doctor or nurse if your pain is not relieved, and
  • Tell your doctor or nurse about any worries you have about taking pain medication.