Pain Study Questions Assignment
The number of the question corresponds to the same-numbered
outcome at the beginning of the chapter.
1. Pain is best described as
a. a creation of a person’s imagination.
b. an unpleasant, subjective experience.
c. a maladaptive response to a stimulus.
d. a neurologic event resulting from activation of nociceptors.
2. A patient is receiving a PCA infusion after surgery to repair a hip
fracture. She is sleeping soundly but awakens when the nurse
speaks to her in a normal tone of voice. Her respirations are 8
breaths/minute. The most appropriate nursing action in this situation is to
a. stop the PCA infusion.
b. obtain an oxygen saturation level.
c. continue to closely monitor the patient.
d. administer naloxone and contact the physician.
3. Which words are most likely to be used to describe neuropathic
pain (select all that apply)?
4. Unrelieved pain is
a. expected after major surgery.
b. expected in a person with cancer.
c. dangerous and can lead to many physical and psychologic complications.
d. an annoying sensation, but it is not as important as other physical care needs.
5. A cancer patient who reports ongoing, constant moderate pain
with short periods of severe pain during dressing changes is
a. probably exaggerating his pain.
b. best treated by referral for surgical treatment of his pain.
c. best treated by receiving both a long-acting and a short-acting
d. best treated by regularly scheduled short-acting opioids plus
6. An example of distraction to provide pain relief is
7. Appropriate nonopioid analgesics for mild pain include (select all
b. ibuprofen (Advil).
c. lorazepam (Ativan).
d. acetaminophen (Tylenol).
e. codeine with acetaminophen (Tylenol
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