Question 2 of 31

Which person is most likely to receive adequate pain control in the emergency department?

2-year-old Caucasian male

18-year-old African American female college student

24-year-old Caucasian male athlete

30-year-old Caucasian male with retardation

80-year-old Hispanic grandmother

Certain patients including minorities, those at the extremes of age, and those with diminished cognitive function are more at risk for inadequate pain control. In addition, there is also a tendency to undertreat pain in women.