You are caring for a Japanese man who just had bilateral knee surgery. When you try and put his anti-embolism stockings on, he winces and then looks away and stares off into the corner. Your best response is to ____.
tell the nurse that the patient is in pain and needs pain meds
assume that the patient is no longer in pain as he is no longer wincing
acknowledge that putting on the stockings can be painful and ask if he is in any pain currently
tell the patient that he was very brave while you were putting on the stockings and that you are proud of him for his cooperation
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