# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 126972397

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the diagnostic tools used in developing pain management plans.


Description should include
  • pain-related health history and examination
  • understanding the role of family in supporting individuals in need of pain management
  • practice-appropriate screening tools that include aspects such as mood and function
  • the use and limitations of pain scales
  • differential diagnosis of pain and its placement on the pain continuum.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the Wong-Baker, LEGO, and Hospice assessment tools?
  • How do pain assessment tools vary across the life span?
  • When completing an assessment, is pain considered subjective or objective?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

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