Pain is one of the most pervasive medical conditions in today’s society. Living with pain affects people physically and mentally, causing deterioration in their overall wellbeing. Pain screening is considered to be an essential component of creating a comprehensive treatment plan and educating individuals to understand that pain is not a necessary part of daily life and what methods are available for pain reduction. More importantly, pain screening seeks to improve the life quality for individuals experiencing pain through the identification of the best treatment approach. This course will discuss the importance of pain screening, how pain screening is utilized in the development of treatment plans in medical care, and the most common assessment tools used for pain screening.