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AY 2013 Sem 2 A252 P14 PracticeQuestions ans A252 Patient Care Problem 14: Ouch Practice Questions Answers 1. What are the purposes behind measuring pain? The purposes behind measuring perceptions of pain are to determine: Diagnosis Prognosis Appropriate interventions Response to interventions 2. The nurse on a postoperative care unit is assessing the quality of the patient’s pain. To obtain this specific information about the pain experience from the patient, explain which question the nurse should ask: A) “What does your discomfort feel like?” B) “What activities make the pain worse?” C) “How much does it hurt on a scale of 1 to 10?” D) “How much discomfort are you able to tolerate?” Correct Answer: A Explanation: To determine the quality of the client’s pain the nurse might say, “What does your discomfort feel like?” It is more accurate to have clients describe the pain in their own words whenever possible. B. Inquiring about what activities make the pain worse is a type of question directed at determining the pain pattern. C. Having the client rate his or her pain on a pain scale is a method of measuring the intensity of pain. D. To determine the client’s expectations, the nurse may ask the client, “How much discomfort are you able to tolerate?” Copyright 2014 @ Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
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