By Bob Kronemyer

Las Vegas—A pain survey of 425 nurses found that for many statements, more than 50% of respondents answered incorrectly.

For instance, 49.47% of respondents answered true that “if the source of the patient’s pain is unknown, opioids should not be used during the pain evaluation period, as this could mask the ability to correctly diagnose the cause of the pain.” This statement should be answered false.

Likewise, 51.2% answered false to the question