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Chapter 15: Upper Respiratory Agents Test Bank

Chapter 15: Upper Respiratory Agents Test Bank

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Chapter 15: Upper Respiratory Agents
Test Bank
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1.   A patient tells a nurse practitioner (NP) that several coworkers have upper respiratory infections and asks about the best way to avoid getting sick. The NP should recommend which of the following?
a.

Echinacea

b.

Frequent hand washing

c.

Zinc gluconate supplements

d.

Normal saline nasal irrigation

2.   A patient comes to the clinic with a 3-day history of fever and a severe cough that interferes with sleep. The patient asks the NP about using a cough suppressant to help with sleep. The NP should:
a.

order a narcotic antitussive to suppress cough.

b.

obtain a thorough history of the patient’s symptoms.

c.

suggest that the patient try a guaifenesin-only over-the-counter product.

d.

prescribe an antibiotic to treat the underlying cause of the patient’s cough.

3.   An NP prescribes azelastine for a patient who has allergic rhinitis. The NP will teach the patient that this drug:
a.

may cause a bitter aftertaste.

b.

will not provide maximum relief for a few weeks.

c.

will cause rebound congestion if withdrawn suddenly.

d.

can cause many systemic side effects such as drowsiness.

4.   A parent asks an NP which over-the-counter medication would be best to give to a 5-year-old child who has a viral respiratory illness with nasal congestion and a cough. The NP should recommend which of the following?
a.

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

b.

Increased fluids with a teaspoon of honey

c.

Over-the-counter pseudoephedrine with guaifenesin (Sudafed)

d.

An antitussive/expectorant combination such as Robitussin DM

5.   A child with chronic allergic symptoms uses an intranasal steroid for control of symptoms. At this child’s annual well-child checkup, the NP should carefully review this child’s:
a.

urinalysis.

b.

blood pressure.

c.

height and weight.

d.

liver function tests.


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