Posted: July 7th, 2017

A client who is admitted with an above-the-knee amputation tells the nurse that his foot hurts and itches. Which response by the nurse indicates understanding of phantom limb pain?

A client who is admitted with an above-the-knee amputation tells the nurse that his foot hurts and itches. Which response by the nurse indicates understanding of phantom limb pain?

A. “The pain will go away in a few days.”
B. “The pain is due to peripheral nervous system interruptions. I will get you some pain medication.”
C. “The pain is psychological because your foot is no longer there.”
D. “The pain and itching are due to the infection you had before the surgery.”

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