[Answer] After orthopedic surgery a 15-year-old adolescent reports pain and rates it a 5 on a scale of 0 to 10. A nurse administers the prescribed 5 mg of oxycodone every 3 hours as needed. Two hours after having been given this medication the adolescent reports pain and rates it a 10 of 10. What action should the nurse take next?

Answer: Request that the health care provider evaluate the need for additional medication
After orthopedic surgery a 15-year-old adolescent reports pain and rates it a 5 on a scale of 0 to 10. A nurse administers the prescribed 5 mg of oxycodone every 3 h…

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