ATI MED SURG PROCTORED EXAM QUESTION BANK
1. Which question asked by the nurse will give the most information about the patient’s metastatic bone cancer pain?
a. “How long have you had this pain?”
b. “How would you describe your pain?”
c. “How much medication do you take for the pain?”
d. “How many times a day do you take medication for the pain?”
2. A patient who uses a fentanyl (Duragesic) patch for chronic cancer pain suddenly complains of rapid onset pain at a level 9 (0 to 10 scale) and requests “something for pain that will work now.” How will the nurse document the type of pain reported by this patient?
a. Somatic pain
b. Referred pain
c. Neuropathic pain
d. Breakthrough pain
3. The nurse teaches a student nurse about the action of ibuprofen. Which statement, if made by the student, indicates that teaching was effective?
a. “The drug decreases pain impulses in the spinal cord.”
b. “The drug decreases sensitivity of the brain to painful stimuli.”
c. “The drug decreases production of pain- sensitizing chemicals.”
d. “The drug decreases the modulating effect of descending nerves.”
4. A nurse assesses a patient with chronic cancer pain who is receiving imipramine (Tofranil) in addition to long-acting morphine. Which statement, if made by the patient, indicates to the nurse that the patient is receiving adequate pain control?
a. “I’m not anxious at all.”
b. “I sleep 8 hours every night.”
c. “I feel much less depressed since I’ve
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