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MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. When planning care for the older adult experiencing pain, the nurse bases interventions on the realization that a. generally pain control is less effective than it is for younger... adults. b. this cohort is less pain sensitive than younger adults. c. older adults are more likely to verbally express pain than younger adults. d. pain is undertreated in this cohort compared to younger adults. 2. An older patient is observed grimacing whenever walking and getting in and out of bed. When assessed, the patient regularly denies having any pain. To best provide the patient with effective pain control, the nurse initially a. discusses the effects of untreated pain on the patient’s general wellness. b. offers the patient a prescribed prn analgesic. c. asks the patient why he is denying the presence of pain. d. documents the symptoms that the patient is exhibiting. 3. The nurse caring for an older adult patient experiencing pain from a nerve injury anticipates the patient will best achieve pain control when prescribed a(n) a. narcotic. b. opioid. c. tricyclic antidepressant. d. nonpharmacologic strategy 4. When planning care for the older adult patient with a history of persistent pain, the nurse acknowledges the effects of the mind-body connection by including a. regular pain assessments. b. prompt response to reports of pain. c. pain consults. d. relaxation techniques. [Show More]

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