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QOD 68: Nociceptive Pain (Musculoskeletal/Basic Care and Comfort)

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Question:

A patient has come to the healthcare clinic complaining of pain in his left arm after an injury. Which describes the characteristics of nociceptive pain? Select all that apply.

Answer:

A.  Nociceptive pain may be localized to the area of injury

C.  Nociceptive pain is categorized as being either somatic or visceral pain

E.  Nociceptive pain can be referred pain

Rationale: 

Nociceptive pain describes a type of pain that occurs when there is damage to body tissue. A patient may experience this type of pain with a physical injury, such as a fracture or laceration. It is further categorized as being somatic or visceral pain and it can be referred from its original location and felt in another area of the body.


Date Published - Apr 13, 2016
Date Modified - Jul 13, 2016