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10 NCLEX® Questions About Pain

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  • Question 1 of 10

A client is suffering from osteoarthritis in the knees and the nurse is providing care. The nurse is assessing the client’s pain level and pain tolerance. Based on the nurse’s understanding of pain, the nurse knows that a client’s pain tolerance is most likely increased by which of the following?

  • Question 2 of 10

A nurse is caring for an unconscious client who is recovering from a head injury. The client is sedated with an intracranial monitor in place, and the nurse is charting the client’s pain level. Which of the following pain assessment methods are appropriate in this situation? Select all that apply.

  • Question 3 of 10

A client reports a pain level of 10/10. Which of the following medications in the client’s orders will help this client’s pain level to improve?

  • Question 4 of 10

A client has been injured in an accident and needs treatment for an arm fracture. The client has a history of substance abuse and requests only acetaminophen for pain. The provider orders the nurse to administer narcotics for pain due to the fracture. Which best describes the first step of the nurse in managing this situation?

  • Question 5 of 10

A client who has bone cancer has a prescription for hydromorphone that is available in large amounts. The client tells the nurse that he is afraid of becoming addicted to the pain medications because it has been prescribed in such a large amount. Which response of the nurse is most appropriate?

  • Question 6 of 10

A client who is receiving palliative care is afraid of becoming addicted to pain medications given to alleviate suffering. Which of the following is true regarding use of pain medication with palliative care? Select all that apply.

  • Question 7 of 10

A nurse is caring for a client with chronic pain and recommends relaxation therapy as part of pain management. How would relaxation therapy work in this situation?

  • Question 8 of 10

A nurse is using a TENS device to help a client with low back pain. Which of the following considerations should the nurse keep in mind when using this type of device? Select all that apply.

  • Question 9 of 10

The nurse is caring for a client on post-operative day 1 after a right lower lobe thoracotomy. The client states she in terrible pain. Which is the most appropriate response?

  • Question 10 of 10

A 50-year-old patient is recovering from abdominal surgery. He complains of pain that has been continuously rated at a 6 on a 0-10 scale despite the intervention of giving morphine Q4H PRN. Which implication must the nurse consider when controlling this patient’s pain?

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