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Chapter 31. Pain Management MTM Data Set

Which is the proper definition of pain as defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain?

a. An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage

b. A distressing sensation in a specific part of the body that lasts longer than 3 months

c. A transient increase in pain over a background pain that typically has a rapid onset of action

d. An unpleasant sensory experience that has a sudden onset and decreases over time

Answer a.

During an MTM visit, a patient reports a burning, tingling sensation in bilateral feet. Which type of pain is the patient describing?

a. Somatic pain

b. Nociceptive pain

c. Neuropathic pain

d. Visceral pain

Answer c.

What is a therapeutic goal associated specifically with the treatment of chronic pain management in comparison to acute pain management?

a. Decrease overall healthcare costs.

b. Address and improve psychological and emotional components.

c. Improve overall quality of life.

d. Prevent disability associated with uncontrolled pain.

Answer b.

Which definition best describes allodynia using living room language?

a. Pain caused by something that normally does not cause pain, such as light touch.

b. Pain caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory nervous system.

c. Exaggerated response to a slightly painful stimulus.

d. Pain caused by damage to nonneural tissue and activation of nociceptors.

Answer a.

When developing a medication action plan for a pain patient with a complicated health history, what is the most appropriate first step?

a. List all disease states with a new therapy recommendation for each disease.

b. Prioritize the issues, and address only issues that are associated with medication therapy.

c. Prioritize the issues, and explain to the patient that the lower priority items will be addressed at subsequent visits.


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