Pain: The Nature And Experience Of Pain

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Pain: The Nature And Experience Of Pain


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Pain is considered one of the body's most important:
    • A. 

      Protective mechanisms.

    • B. 

      Regenerative processes.

    • C. 

      Emotional coordinators.

    • D. 

      Chemical synthesizers

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 5. 
    Typically, when tissue is damaged it releases:
    • A. 

      Substantia gelatinosa.

    • B. 

      Electric impulses.

    • C. 

      Neuromodulators.

    • D. 

      Excitatory neurotransmitters.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.