Pain Management : Nursing Course


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When treating patients for pain that are addicted to opioids, they will usually require:

large opoid dosing

Rationale: The treatment of pain in individuals with addictive disor­ders often is challenging, as some addicted individu­als identify pain as a major factor contributing to their addiction. When caring for patients that are addicted to opioids, a larger dose of medication will usually be required to get the pain under control. This is because addicted individuals have a higher tolerance to medication. Untreated pain may represent a risk factor for relapse among people in recovery. However, exposure to some analgesic medications and pain treatment medications may place a person at risk for relapse. It may be difficult for patients with addic­tive disorders and the nurse to distinguish which aspect of the patient's distress represents pain and which represent opioid craving. If a patient has an opioid addiction, the opioid should not be stopped until the pain is resolved.


Pain that is usally related to injury, surgery, or trauma is:

acute pain

Rationale: Acute pain is pain that a patient is expected to recover from after an injury or surgery is healed. Acute pain typically comes on suddenly and has a limited duration. It is frequently caused by damage to tissue such as bone, muscle, or organs, and the onset is often accompanied by anxiety or emotional distress. In severe cases, acute pain often is associated with autonomic responses such as increases in blood pressure and heart rate, sweating or skin blanching. Typically, it is also accompanied by anxiety and emotional stress. In the presence of acute pain, a person's ability to function in usual roles may be diminished because of the intensity of the pain.


Pain that lasts beyond the normal healing period is:

chronic pain

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When treating a patient with chronic pain, they should be administered an analgesic that is:

extended-release analgesic

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Pain that is caused by damage to a nerve, either centrally or peripherally, is:

neuropathic pain

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When patients have mild pain, rating 1-3 on a pain scale, the recommended analgesic that should be administered is a:

non-opioid

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When patients have a history of bleeding problems, the pain medications that should not be given are:

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID)

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When treating a patient with neuropathic pain that is not relieved with opioids, an adjuvant medication that may be ordered is a:

tricyclic antidepressant

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The most common reason that people seek medical treatment is:

pain

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A computerized pump that controls pain medication, and allows a patient the power to control their own pain is:

patient controlled analgesia (PCA)

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