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Question:

Why does the nurse aid suspect the patient is in pain although she says “Fine” when asked how she feels?

A the resident is grimacing
Explaination

The nurse aide can know a patient’s condition by using non-verbal communication. Facial expressions, such as grimacing, frowning, or tight lips are able to indicate pain. Signs of discomfort are moaning or becoming completely silent. Involuntary actions that tell where the patient hurts are rubbing or holding a part of the body . When a patient’s words do not match their actions, look for non-verbal cues that are able to help determine how to assist the patient.