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NCLEX Practice Question: Quiz No 407 with Rationale and Answer

NCLEX Practice Question: Quiz No 407 with Rationale and Answer

NCLEX Practice Question: Quiz No 407 with Rationale and Answer

Nurse is attending a 73 years old patient who sustained a fracture on his right hip in a fall. Patient requests pain medication from the nurse. Based on his injury status, which type of pain is this, patient most likely experiencing???
  • A) Phantom
  • B) Visceral
  • C) Deep somatic
  • D) Referred
  • Correct Answer:

  • C) Deep somatic

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Rationale of Above Answer:

  • "Deep somatic" pain originates in ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, & bones. Therefore, a hip fracture causes deep somatic pain. 
  • Phantom pain is pain that is perceived to originate from a part that was removed during surgery. 
  • Visceral pain is caused by deep internal pain receptors and commonly occurs in the abdominal cavity, cranium, and thorax. 
  • Referred pain occurs in an area that is distant to the original site.

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