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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

Comment:

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.

Reference:

  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.