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Chapter 14: Eye, Ear, Throat, and Mouth Agents Test Bank

Chapter 14: Eye, Ear, Throat, and Mouth Agents Test Bank

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Chapter 14: Eye, Ear, Throat, and Mouth Agents
Test Bank
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1.   A primary care nurse practitioner (NP) sees a patient who has a 1-week history of watery, painful eyes with copious amounts of clear discharge and a sore throat. The NP observes bilateral erythema of the conjunctivae and palpates enlarged preauricular lymph nodes. The NP should prescribe _____ drops.
a.

ganciclovir

b.

ophthalmic antibiotic

c.

sympathomimetic ophthalmic

d.

nonsteroidal antiinflammatory

2.   A primary care NP examines a patient who complains of chronic, intermittent watery eyes and runny nose. The NP notes cobblestone-like papillae inside the upper eyelid with nonerythematous conjunctivae. The NP should:
a.

prescribe intranasal corticosteroids.

b.

refer the patient to an ophthalmologist.

c.

prescribe trifluridine ophthalmic eye drops.

d.

apply fluorescein dye to examine the cornea.

3.   The primary care NP teaches a patient how to instill eye drops for a prescription that requires two drops twice daily. Which statement by the patient indicates understanding of the teaching?
a.

“I should gently massage my eyes for 3 to 5 minutes after instilling the drops.”

b.

“I should put in one drop and wait 5 minutes before putting in the other one.”

c.

“To make sure the medicine is evenly distributed, I should blink several times.”

d.

“I may continue wearing my soft contact lenses while I am using this medication.”

4.   The primary care NP examines an adolescent who complains of severe right ear pain for the past 3 days. When retracting the pinna of the right ear to examine the ear, the NP notes erythema, edema, and pain and a large amount of white exudate in the ear canal. The NP should prescribe:
a.

benzocaine otic drops tid.

b.

ciprofloxacin otic drops qid.

c.

glycerin oil drops weekly.

d.

acetic acid, boric acid, and isopropyl alcohol solution.

5.   A parent brings in a 2-month-old infant with a 5-day history of a white coating on the tongue and decreased oral intake. The primary care NP should prescribe:
a.

clotrimazole, one troche tid.

b.

chlorhexidine, 15 mL oral rinse bid.

c.

carbamide peroxide, 2 to 3 drops tid.

d.

nystatin oral suspension, 200,000 units qid.


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