Table 2: Top 5 questions answered correctly by hospital nurses.

Item content (correct answer)% correct

Analgesia for continuous pain should be given: (around the clock on a fixed schedule)92.8

After the initial recommended dose of opioid analgesic, subsequent doses should be adjusted in accordance with the individual patient’s response. (True)86.5

Analgesics for post-operative pain should initially be given: (around the clock on a fixed schedule) 86.5

Children who will require repeated painful procedures (i.e. daily wound care or blood draws), should receive maximum treatment for the pain and anxiety of the first procedure to minimize the development of anticipatory anxiety before subsequent procedures. (True)82.9

Children with pain should be encouraged to endure as much pain as possible before resorting to a pain relief measure. (False)81.1