Chapter 66 Acute Pain Q&A (1 of 15) Sample Questions
1. A patient went to his family physician due to severe elbow pain that resulted from high impact collision with another soccer player. He also noted of swelling on his ankle which he treated with ice packs for 24 hours. However, the pain persisted. The least thing that should be directed to this patient is:
- A. Rest the injured part.
- B. Compress with an elastic for legs.
- C. Head pads.
- D. NSAIDs for 4 weeks.
Tips: NSAIDs or ASA (if not CI) can decrease swelling and discomfort but should be used for short periods only.