A patient is complaining of severe knee pain after twisting it during a basketball game and is requesting pain medication. Which action by the nurse is appropriate?
The nurse is reviewing the principles of pain. Which type of pain is due to an abnormal processing of the pain impulse through the peripheral or central nervous system?
When assessing the intensity of a patient’s pain, which question by the nurse is appropriate?
When assessing a patient’s pain, the nurse records that the patient has visceral pain. Which condition would the patient have stated in order for the nurse document visceral pain?
The nurse is reviewing the principles of nociception. During which phase of nociception does the conscious awareness of a painful sensation occur?