Pain

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A 62-year-old male has fallen while trimming tree branches sustaining tissue injury. He describes his condition as an aching, throbbing back. This is characteristic of what type of pain?

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A

Neuropathic pain

B

Nociceptive pain

C

Chronic pain

D

Mixed pain syndrome

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Question 2
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A 19-year-old male has sustained a transection of C-7 in a motor vehicle crash rendering him a quadriplegic. He describes his pain as burning, sharp, and shooting. What type of pain is this patient describing?

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A

Neuropathic pain

B

Ghost pain

C

Mixed pain syndrome

D

Nociceptive pain

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Question 3
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Controlling pain is important to promoting wellness. Unrelieved pain has been associated with complication?

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A

Prolonged stress response and a cascade of harmful effects system-wide

B

Large tidal volumes and decreased lung capacity

C

Decreased tumor growth and longevity

D

Decreased carbohydrate, protein, and fat destruction

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Question 4
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An elderly Chinese woman is interested in biologically based therapies to relieve osteoarthritis (OA) pain. You are preparing a plan of care for her OA. Options most conducive to her expressed wishes may include which actions or activities?

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A

Pilates, breathing exercises, and aloe vera

B

Guided imagery, relaxation breathing, and meditation

C

Herbs, vitamins, and tai chi

D

Alternating ice and heat to relieve pain and inflammation

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Question 5
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A 70-year-old retired nurse is interested in nondrug, mind-body therapies, self-management, and alternative strategies to deal with joint discomfort from rheumatoid arthritis. What options should you consider in her plan of care considering her expressed wishes?

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A

Stationary exercise bicycle, free weights, and spinning class

B

Mind-body therapies such as music therapy, distraction techniques, meditation, prayer, hypnosis, guided imagery, relaxation techniques, and pet therapy

C

Chamomile tea and IcyHot gel

D

Acupuncture and attending church services

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Question 6
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A 30-year-old male is admitted to the hospital with acute pancreatitis. He is in acute pain described as a 10/10, which is localized to the abdomen, periumbilical area, and some radiation to his back. The abdomen is grossly distended so it is difficult to assess. He is restless and agitated, with elevated pulse and blood pressure. An appropriate pain management plan of care may include which medication(s)?

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A
IV Dilaudid q 4 hours prn, hydrocodone 5/500 PO q 6 hours prn, and acetaminophen
B
Norco 5/500 q 4 hours PO and Benadryl 25 mg PO q 6 hours
C
Phenergan 25 mg IM q 6 hours
D
Tylenol 325 mg q 6 hours
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Question 7
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An 80-year-old male patient is in the intensive care unit has suffered a fractured femur. You are making rounds and notice he is somnolent, with no response to verbal or physical stimulation. He has been on round the clock opioid doses q 4 hours. What is the nurse's first action?

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A
Call the rapid response team to care for the patient immediately.
B
Discontinue the opioids on the medication administration record.
C
Assess the patient's blood pressure and pain level.
D
Start a second intravenous line with a large bore catheter.
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