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The Medicare CoPs guide clinicians in care and remind them that patients have a right to learn about their treatment choices and to participate in the development and implementation of their plan of care. These best practices address which ethical principle?
In children undergoing procedures, it is not appropriate to:
Ignore cries of pain
Which statements are true about opioid therapy?
Weaning patients early from opioid therapy after surgery is important because they can show signs of tolerance as early as one week post-op.
Opioid therapy can cause over-sedation and respiratory depression.
One risk of opioid therapy is possible opioid use disorder.
Guidance on pain management can be found:
In the Medicare Conditions of Participation, on the CDC website, and in accreditation standards
In your organization's policies and procedures
In ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice
Pseudo-addiction may be present when a patient:
Requests more pain medication for better pain relief
While discussing potential harms and risks about treatment options, you would be practicing which ethical principle?
Percocet is one drug used to manage pain. What type of drug is Percocet?
Opioid + non-opioid combination drug
Different types of pain scales are used to determine the intensity of patient pain. If a patient is asked to point to the happy or sad image that shows his or her level of hurt, the pain scale being used is:
Choose the correct statement about placebos and pain management:
Placebos should not be used to treat pain.
Used for complex acute pain and chronic pain (including cancer pain), multidimensional pain scales measure:
Intensity, location, and impact on activity and/or mood
Choose the true statement about the benefit of pain management:
Pain management promotes overall health and well-being.
According to the WHO pain relief ladder, a second-step treatment (for moderate pain) is:
Oxycodone + aspirin
Different types of pain scales are used to determine the intensity of patient pain. If a patient is asked to point to the place on a scale that shows his or her level of pain, the pain scale being used is:
Visual analog scale
Patients require education about opioid use disorder (opioid addiction). Patients should be taught that:
Addiction is rare with long-term use of opioids to treat chronic pain.
The clinician should ask the patient about type, cause, and intensity of pain as part of the:
Baseline pain assessment
In elderly patients, analgesic drugs tend to have:
Unusually high peak of maximum activity
Symptoms such as weight loss, constipation, and depression are often seen with:
According to Margo McCaffery's definition of pain, a patient is in pain when:
The patient says he or she is in pain.
Positive patient outcomes are possible if:
You involve the patient in the plan of care.
You provide vigilant monitoring while on opioid therapy.
You inform patients of the benefits and risks of pain treatments.
The biological function of pain is to warn the body of injury. The type of pain that properly serves this function is:
Choose the statement that most accurately describes pain reassessment considerations:
The patient risks as well as the inherent risks of the pain drug used, should help determine the frequency of the re-assessments.
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