Chapter 16 Promoting Comfort and Rest with Vocabulary

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Chapter 16 Promoting Comfort and Rest with Vocabulary
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Chapter 16 Promoting Comfort Rest Vocabulary
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- Define pain and describe the differences between acute and chronic pain. - identify factors that affect how a person experiences pain. - Explain why managing pain is important for a person's overall health - Describe actions that a nurse assistant can take to promote comfort and manage a person's pain. - Explain why rest and sleep are important for a person's overall health. - identify factors that can affect a person's ability to rest and sleep. - Describe actions that a nurse assistant care take to help a person get enough rest. Goals: - Apply a warm or cold compress. - Assist with a warm soak. - use an aquathermia pad safely. - Apply a warm water bottle or ice bag.
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  1. 1. Which of the following statements about pain is true?

    a. A person's pain can be objectively measured.

    b. Pain is an emotional reaction to actual or potential damage to the body.

    c. Pain is an unpleasant sensation that signals actual or potential damage to the body.

    d. pain is a normal consequence of aging.
    c. Pain is an unpleasant sensation that signals actual or potential damage to the body.
  2. 2. Which is true of acute pain?

    a. It generally gets better as the tissue heals.

    b. It generally lasts longer than 6 months.

    c. It occurs more in older people.

    d. It usually lasts less than 1 month.
    a. It generally gets better as the tissue heals.
  3. 3. Which is true about chronic pain?

    a. It usually last less that 6 months.

    b. Older people often have at least one condition that causes chronic pain.

    c. it is most often related to surgery.

    d. Nothing can be done about it.
    b. Older people often have at least one condition that causes chronic pain.
  4. 4. Which of the following can be negatively impacted by the presence of persistent pain?

    a. The person's appetite

    b. the person's ability to sleep

    c. The person's independence

    d. All of the above
    d. All of the above
  5. 5. Pain tolerance refers to:

    a. the point at which the person becomes aware of experiencing pain.

    b. The need to use larger doses of pain medication to achieve pain relief.

    c. The highest level of discomfort or pain the person is able to endure before seeding relief.

    d. Avoiding the use of pain medications for the relief of pin.
    c. The highest level of discomfort or pain the person is able to endure before needing relief.
  6. 6. You are caring for Mrs. Davis, who has difficulty communicating due to a stroke.  She is usually pleasant, but today when you attempt to help her out of her chair, she hits you.  You should:

    a. recognize this as a sign that Mrs. Davis may be experiencing pain and report it to the nurse.

    b. Ignore her behavior, because you understand that she gets frustrated when she cannot talk.

    c. Recognize that she needs medication to control her behavior.

    d. Attempt to calm her by telling her what you need to do.
    a. recognize this as a sign that Mrs. Davis may be experiencing pain and report it to the nurse.
  7. 7. You are reporting to the nurse about Mr. Jordon's pain.  Which report has the most helpful information?

    a. "he has pain in both feet."

    b. "he has constant complaints of pins and needles in his feet, which makes it hard for him to walk."

    c. "He is having a hard time walking because of his feet."

    d. "He says his feet feel funny when he walks."
    b. "he has constant complaints of pins and needles in his feet, which makes it hard for him to walk."
  8. 8. It is 2 a.m. and Mr. Owens complains to you that he cannot sleep because of pain.  One thing that you can do on your own to help reduce his pain is:

    a. Apply heat to relax the muscle.

    b. Sit with him awhile and talk to him about his garden.

    c. Apply ice to reduce the inflammation.

    d. offer to get him another dose of his medication.
    b. Sit with him awhile and talk to him about his garden.
  9. 9. The nurse asks you to apply an ice bag to Mrs. Bowling's right foot.  As you prepare for the procedure, you notice that Mrs. Bowling's right foot is cold to the touch and has a purple discoloration.  You should:

    a. Immediately go back to the nurse to report your finding before you begin.

    b. Explain the procedure to Mrs. Bowling and proceed to apply the ice.

    c. Apply heat instead because her foot is already cold.

    d. Ask Mrs. Bowling where she would like the ice bag placed for best benefit.
    a. Immediately go back to the nurse to report your finding before you begin.
  10. Pain
    An unpleasant sensation that signals actual or potential damage to the body.
  11. Acute Pain:
    Pain that occurs suddenly with injury, with illness or from surgery; lasts less that 6 months and lessens as tissue heals.
  12. Chronic Pain
    pain that lasts longer than 6 months
  13. Pain threshold
    The point at which the person becomes aware of experiencing pain
  14. Pain tolerance
    The highest level of pain a person is willing to experience before taking action

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