Pain: The Nature And Experience Of Pain

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  • 1. 

    Pain is considered one of the body's most important:

    • A.

      Protective mechanisms.

    • B.

      Regenerative processes.

    • C.

      Emotional coordinators.

    • D.

      Chemical synthesizers

    Correct Answer
    A. Protective mechanisms.
    Explanation
    Pain is considered one of the body's most important protective mechanisms. It serves as a warning sign that something is wrong and prompts us to take action to prevent further harm. Pain helps us avoid potentially dangerous situations and promotes healing by limiting movement and allowing injured areas to recover. It alerts us to injuries or illnesses that require medical attention, ensuring our overall well-being. Therefore, pain plays a crucial role in protecting the body from further harm and promoting its safety and health.

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  • 2. 

    The objective measurement of pain:

    • A.

      Lets nurses know who is malingering.

    • B.

      Provides both quantitative and qualitative data.

    • C.

      Is more accurate with infants than adults.

    • D.

      Is not possible at the present time.

    Correct Answer
    D. Is not possible at the present time.
    Explanation
    The given answer states that objective measurement of pain is not possible at the present time. This suggests that there is currently no reliable or accurate method to objectively measure pain. This implies that pain assessment and evaluation still heavily relies on subjective reports and observations from patients, rather than any concrete or measurable data.

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  • 3. 

    All but one of the following statements is true about acute pain. Select the untrue statement.

    • A.

      The onset may be sudden or slow.

    • B.

      Acute pain serves no purpose and is non-protective.

    • C.

      Its intensity may vary from mild to severe. Its intensity may vary from mild to severe.

    • D.

      Its sensation subsides as healing takes place

    Correct Answer
    B. Acute pain serves no purpose and is non-protective.
    Explanation
    Acute pain serves a purpose and is protective as it alerts the body to potential harm or injury. It is a normal response to tissue damage and is important for survival.

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  • 4. 

    Pain caused by tissue damage which produces stimuli that sends electrical impulses by way of nerve fibers to the central nervous system is called:

    • A.

      Psychogenic.

    • B.

      Neuropathic.

    • C.

      Nociceptor.

    • D.

      Non-nociceptor.

    Correct Answer
    C. Nociceptor.
    Explanation
    Pain caused by tissue damage is called nociceptive pain. Nociceptors are specialized nerve endings that detect and respond to painful stimuli. When tissue damage occurs, these nociceptors send electrical impulses through nerve fibers to the central nervous system, which then interprets these signals as pain. Therefore, the correct answer is nociceptor.

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  • 5. 

    Typically, when tissue is damaged it releases:

    • A.

      Substantia gelatinosa.

    • B.

      Electric impulses.

    • C.

      Neuromodulators.

    • D.

      Excitatory neurotransmitters.

    Correct Answer
    D. Excitatory neurotransmitters.
    Explanation
    When tissue is damaged, it releases excitatory neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are chemicals that transmit signals between nerve cells and are responsible for promoting the transmission of electrical impulses in the nervous system. In the case of tissue damage, the release of excitatory neurotransmitters helps to initiate and amplify pain signals, alerting the body to the presence of injury or damage.

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  • 6. 

    The experience of pain involves a sequence of five biochemical and electrical processes. The one in which the person becomes aware of pain is:

    • A.

      Transduction.

    • B.

      Perception.

    • C.

      Transmission. Transmission.

    • D.

      Modulation.

    Correct Answer
    B. Perception.
    Explanation
    Perception is the correct answer because it refers to the process in which the person becomes aware of pain. Transduction is the process of converting physical stimuli into electrical signals, transmission is the process of sending these signals to the brain, and modulation is the process of modifying or regulating the pain signals. However, it is through perception that the brain interprets these signals and the person becomes consciously aware of pain.

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  • 7. 

    When caring for people in pain, caregivers should consider all but one of the following factors. Select the least important factor.

    • A.

      Cultural differences

    • B.

      Physiologic issues

    • C.

      Economic status

    • D.

      Psychological factors

    Correct Answer
    C. Economic status
    Explanation
    When caring for people in pain, caregivers should consider cultural differences, physiologic issues, and psychological factors. Economic status, while important in some contexts, is considered the least important factor in this scenario. This is because regardless of a person's economic status, their pain and need for care should be addressed and treated equally. Cultural differences, physiologic issues, and psychological factors play a more significant role in understanding and addressing the individual's pain experience.

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  • 8. 

    The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations:

    • A.

      Requires pain management policies of all government agencies.

    • B.

      Excludes psychiatric facilities from pain management requirements.

    • C.

      Encourages but does not mandate pain policies of accredited facilities.

    • D.

      Mandates pain management policies in all of its accredited facilities.

    Correct Answer
    D. Mandates pain management policies in all of its accredited facilities.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations mandates pain management policies in all of its accredited facilities. This means that all healthcare facilities that are accredited by the Joint Commission are required to have policies in place for managing pain. This ensures that patients receive appropriate pain management and that healthcare providers are following best practices in this area.

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  • 9. 

    The American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement regarding pain management makes all but one of the following recommendations. Select the one not recommended.

    • A.

      Restrict involvement of families in the child's treatment.

    • B.

      Advocate for the effective use of pain medications.

    • C.

      Advocate for child-specific research in pain management.

    • D.

      Provide a calm environment for procedures designed to reduce distress.

    Correct Answer
    A. Restrict involvement of families in the child's treatment.
    Explanation
    The American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement regarding pain management recommends advocating for the effective use of pain medications, advocating for child-specific research in pain management, and providing a calm environment for procedures designed to reduce distress. However, it does not recommend restricting involvement of families in the child's treatment. This is because involving families in the child's treatment can provide support and comfort, and help in better understanding and managing the child's pain.

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