Presence of associated symptoms
A nurse is assessing the pain level of a client who has come to the emergency department reporting severe abdominal pain. The nurse asked this client whether he has nausea and has vomiting. The nurse is assessing which of the following?
Offering the client a pain scale to measure his pain
A nurse is assessing a client who is reporting pain despite analgesia. The nurse can best assess the intensity of the clients Pain by doing what?
Pain is whatever the client says it is
A nurse is obtaining a history from a client who has pain the nurses guiding principle throughout this process should be of what?
I should tell the nurse if the pain doesn’t stop after I use this device
A nurse is caring for a client who is receiving morphine via a patient-controlled analgesia infusion device after abdominal surgery. Which of the following statements indicates that the client knows how to use the device?
Bradypnea, orthostatic hypotension, and nausea
A nurse is monitoring a client who is receiving opiate analgesic for adverse effects of the medication. Which of the following effects should the nurse anticipate?