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Pain Management

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1. Which is true regarding the prevalence of pain in the United States?

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2. Transitory increase in pain to a level greater than the patient’s well-controlled baseline level is called:

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3. What is the name for pain that results when tissue damage produces a stimulus that sends an electrical impulse across a pain receptor?

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4. The gate control theory states that the opening and closing of the gate in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord is controlled by the:

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5. Which statement best describes the influence of gender on pain?

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6. The meaning ascribed to pain by an individual is called:

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7. Which type of pain measurement scale measures only the intensity of acute pain or is used when etiology is unknown?

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8. Which is a true statement about observations of behavior when assessing pain?

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9. Which diagnostic test helps determine exactly which muscles or nerves are affected by weakness or pain?

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10. Which is a correct statement concerning pain assessment barriers?

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11. The Joint Commission standards for pain management:

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12. Adjuvant drugs are prescribed to patients for:

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13. A characteristic of nonopioid analgesics is that they:

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14. The opioid receptors that impart most of their analgesic effect in the central nervous systems are the:

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15. The need to increase opioid dosage for reasons other than physical adaptation of continuous use is called:

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16. Which is a correct statement regarding cannabinoids?

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17. Which nonpharmacologic pain management intervention is believed to act by altering the transmission of pain?

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18. When educating patients receiving opioids, the nurse’s instructions include advising patients to:

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19. The occupational therapist is involved in goal setting, which includes:

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20. Which is not a primary goal of physical therapy management for pain?

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21. The purpose of evaluation after pain interventions is to inform practitioners about:

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22. The critical issue leading to the creation of schedules of controlled substances (C-I to C-V) was the drugs’:

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23. C-I controlled substances do not include:

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24. What is the term for an abuse-deterrent opioid containing a substance that produces an unpleasant effect if the drug is manipulated or taken at a higher dosage than directed?

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25. The Pain Assessment and Documentation Tool (PADT):

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26. A patient with a history of substance use disorder and currently receiving pharmacotherapy for addiction is at what level of risk for opioid abuse?

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27. When providing pain control for patients with a substance use disorder, it is important to:

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28. Which statement is true regarding pain management at the end of life?

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29. Breakthrough pain that occurs with specific activities and can be predicted is called:

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30. To provide better care for persons in pain at the end of life, nurses should:

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31. When accepting a patient’s decision to refuse a medication that may relieve pain, the practitioner is honoring the ethical principle of:

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32. Practitioners often face ethical dilemmas, which require a choice between:

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33. The goals of an ethics committee include:

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34. A code of ethics for professions is defined as:


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