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Question 4#

Which of these nonpharmacologic analgesic adjunct interventions are NOT suggested for routine use?

a. Massage
b. Music
c. Cold Therapy
d. Relaxation Techniques
e. Hypnosis

Correct Answer is E


Correct Answer: E

The 2018 Society for Critical Care Medicine Clinical Practice guidelines for pain and agitation/sedation suggest using music, massage, cold therapy, and relaxation techniques as nonpharmacologic adjuncts for reducing pain but do not suggest offering hypnosis.


  1. Devlin JW, Skrobik Y, Gélinas C, et al. Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and management of pain, agitation/sedation, delirium, immobility, and sleep disruption in adult patients in the ICU. Crit Care Med. 2018;46(9):e825-e873.