NURS-6531 Midterm: Advanced Practice Care of Adults 

NURS-6531 Midterm: Advanced Practice Care of Adults 

NURS-6531 Midterm: Advanced Practice Care of Adults

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Course NURS-6531N-8,Adv. Practice Care of Adults.2018 Summer Qtr 05/29-08/19-PT27
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  • Question 1

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When completing this quiz, did you comply with Walden University’s Code of Conduct including the expectations for academic integrity? NURS-6531 Midterm: Advanced Practice Care of Adults
Selected Answer: Yes
Answers: Yes
No
  • Question 2

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The most common cancer found on the auricle is:
Selected Answer: Basal cell carcinoma
Answers: Actinic keratosis
Basal cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma
Acral-lentiginous melanoma

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  • Question 3

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Which of the following medication classes should be avoided in patients with acute or chronic bronchitis because it will contribute to ventilation-perfusion mismatch in the patient?
Selected Answer: Anticholinergics
Answers: Xanthines
Antihistimines
Steroids
Anticholinergics
  • Question 4

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A 47 year old male patient presents to the clinic with a single episode of a moderate amount of bright red rectal bleeding. On examination, external hemorrhoids are noted. How should the nurse practitioner proceed?
Selected Answer: Instruct the patient on measures to prevent hemorrhoids such as bowel habits and diet.
Answers: Instruct the patient on measures to prevent hemorrhoids such as bowel habits and diet.
Order a topical hemorrhoid cream along with a stool softener.
Refer the patient for a barium enema and sigmoidoscopy.
Refer the patient for a surgical hemorrhoidectomy.
  • Question 5

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Which of the following patient characteristics are associated with chronic bronchitis?
Selected Answer: Underweight, pink skin, and increased respiratory rate
Answers: Overweight, cyanosis, and normal or slightly increased respiratory rate
Underweight, pink skin, and increased respiratory rate
Overweight, pink skin, and normal or slightly increased respiratory rate
Normal weight, cyanosis, and greatly increased respiratory rate
  • Question 6

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 A 65-year-old female with a past medical history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and polymyalgia rheumatica presents to urgent care with new onset left lower quadrant pain. Her current medications include omeprazole 20 milligrams po daily, lisinopril 20 milligrams po daily, simvastatin 20 milligrams po daily, and prednisone 12 milligrams po daily. The nurse practitioner suspects acute diverticulitis and possibly an abscess. The most appropriate diagnostic test for this patient at this time is:
Selected Answer: CT scan
Answers: CBC/diff
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Abdominal ultrasound
CT scan
  • Question 7

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A patient reports “something flew in my eye” about an hour ago while he was splitting logs. If there were a foreign body in his eye, the nurse practitioner would expect to find all except:
Selected Answer: Purulent drainage
Answers: Purulent drainage
Tearing
Photophobia
A positive fluorescein stain
  • Question 8

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A 21 year old college student presents to the student health center with copious, markedly purulent discharge from her left eye. The nurse practitioner student should suspect:

Selected Answer: Gonococcal conjunctivitis
Answers: Viral conjunctivitis
Common pink eye
Gonococcal conjunctivitis
Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Question 9

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 A 35 year old man presents with radicular pain followed by the appearance of grouped vesicles consisting of about 15 lesions across 3 different thoracic dermatomes. He complains of pain, burning, and itching. The nurse practitioner should suspect:
Selected Answer: A complicated case of shingles and prescribe acyclovir, an analgesic, and a topical cortisone cream
Answers: A common case of shingles and prescribe an analgesic and an antiviral agent
A complicated case of shingles and prescribe acyclovir, an analgesic, and a topical cortisone cream
Herpes zoster and consider that this patient may be immunocompromised
A recurrence of chickenpox and treat the patient’s symptoms
  • Question 10

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Which type of lung cancer has the poorest prognosis?
Selected Answer: Adenocarcinoma
Answers: Adenocarcinoma
Epidermoid carcinoma
Small cell carcinoma
Large cell carcinoma
  • Question 11

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 An 83-year-old female presents to the office complaining of diarrhea for several days. She explains she has even had fecal incontinence one time. She describes loose stools 3–4 times a day for several weeks and denies fever, chills, pain, recent antibiotic use. The history suggests that the patient has:
Selected Answer: Chronic diarrhea
Answers: Acute diarrhea
Chronic diarrhea
Irritable bowel
Functional bowel disease
  • Question 12

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Margaret, age 32, comes into the office with painful joints and a distinctive rash in a butterfly distribution on her face. The rash has red papules and plaques with a fine scale. What do you suspect?
Selected Answer: Systemic lupus erythematosus
Answers: An allergic reaction
Relapsing polychondritis
Lymphocytoma cutis
Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Question 13

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Antibiotic administration has been demonstrated to be of little benefit to the treatment of which of the following disease processes?
Selected Answer: Acute bronchitis
Answers: Chronic sinusitis
Acute bronchitis
Bacterial pneumonia
Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis
  • Question 14

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Lisa, age 49, has daily symptoms of asthma. She uses her inhaled short-acting beta-2 agonist daily. Her exacerbations affect her activities and they occur at least twice weekly and may last for days. She is affected more than once weekly during the night with an exacerbation. Which category of asthma severity is Lisa in?
Selected Answer: Mild persistent
Answers: Mild intermittent
Mild persistent
Moderate persistent
  • Question 15

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Which of the following is the most appropriate therapeutic regimen for an adult patient with no known allergies diagnosed with group A B-hemolytic strep?
Selected Answer: None of the above
Answers: Penicillin V 500 milligrams PO every 8 hours for 10 days
Ampicillin 250 milligrams PO twice a day for 10 days
Clarithromycin 500 milligrams po daily for 7 days
None of the above
  • Question 16

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A cashier complains of dull ache and pressure sensation in her lower legs. It is relieved by leg elevation. She occasionally has edema in her lower legs at the end of the day. What is the most likely cause of these problems?
Selected Answer: Arterial insufficiency
Answers: Congestive heart failure
Varicose veins
Deep vein thrombosis
Arterial insufficiency
  • Question 17

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Which statement below is correct about pertussis?
Selected Answer: It is also called whooping cough
Answers: It is also called whooping cough
It begins with symptoms like strep throat
It lasts about 3 weeks
It occurs most commonly in toddlers and young children
  • Question 18

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Which of the following is the most important diagnosis to rule out in the adult patient with acute bronchitis?

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Selected Answer: Asthma
Answers: Pneumonia
Asthma
Sinusitis
Pertussis
  • Question 19

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A 70 year old patient presents with left lower quadrant (LLQ) abdominal pain, a markedly tender palpable abdominal wall, fever, and leukocytosis. Of the following terms, which correctly describes the suspected condition?
Selected Answer: Diverticulitis
Answers: Diverticulosis
Diverticula
Diverticulitis
Diverticulum
  • Question 20

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Sylvia, age 83, presents with a 3 day history of pain and burning in the left forehead. This morning she noticed a rash with erythematous papules in that site. What do you suspect?
Selected Answer: Herpes zoster
Answers: Varicella
Herpes zoster
Syphilis
Rubella
  • Question 21

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A 33-year-old female is admitted with acute pancreatitis. The nurse practitioner knows that the most common cause of pancreatitis is:
Selected Answer: Medications
Answers: Alcohol
Gallstones
Medications
Pregnancy
  • Question 22

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When a patient presents with symptoms of acute gallbladder disease, what is the appropriate nurse practitioner action?
Selected Answer: Order an abdominal ultrasound
Answers: Order abdominal x-rays
Order an abdominal ultrasound
Refer the patient to a surgeon for evaluation
Prescribe pain medication
  • Question 23

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A false-positive result with the fecal occult blood test can result from:
Selected Answer: stool that has been stored before testing
Answers: ingestion of large amounts of vitamin C
a high dietary intake of rare cooked beef
a colonic neoplasm that is not bleeding
stool that has been stored before testing
  • Question 24

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 A 76-year-old male complains of weight loss, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain. Physical findings include an abdominal mass and stool positive for occult blood. The nurse practitioner pain suspects a tumor in the small intestine. The best diagnostic test for this patient is:
Selected Answer: Colonoscopy
Answers: Colonoscopy
Small bowel follow-through
Barium enema
CT abdomen
  • Question 25

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A patient presents to urgent care complaining of dyspnea, fatigue, and lower extremity edema. The echocardiogram reveals and ejection fraction of 38%. The nurse practitioner knows that these findings are consistent with:
Selected Answer: Systolic heart failure
Answers: Mitral regurgitation
Systolic heart failure
Cardiac myxoma
Diastolic heart failure
  • Question 26

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Maxine, Age 76, has just been given a diagnosis of pneumonia. Which of the following is an indication that she should be hospitalized?
Selected Answer: Multilobar involvement on chest x-ray with the inability to take oral medications
Answers: Multilobar involvement on chest x-ray with the inability to take oral medications
Alert and oriented, slightly high but stable vital signs, and no one to take care of her at home
Sputum and gram positive organisms
A complete blood count showing leukocytosis
  • Question 27

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A 55 year old man is diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma. The nurse practitioner correctly tells him:
Selected Answer: “It is the most common cause of death in patients with skin cancer.”
Answers: “It is the most common cause of death in patients with skin cancer.”
“It can be cured with surgical excision or radiation therapy.”
“It is a slow growing skin cancer that rarely undergoes malignant changes.”
“It can be cured using 5-flurouracil cream twice daily for 2 to 4 weeks.”
  • Question 28

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Expected spirometry readings when the patient has chronic emphysema include:
Selected Answer: Increased total lung capacity (TLC)
Answers: Decreased residual volume (RV)
Increased vital capacity (VC)
Increased forced expiratory volume (FEV-1)
Increased total lung capacity (TLC)
  • Question 29

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 An 80-year-old male admits to difficulty swallowing during the review of systems. The nurse practitioner recognizes the differential diagnosis for this patient’s dysphagia is:
Selected Answer: A and C
Answers: Esophageal cancer
Chest pain
GERD
A and C
All of the above
  • Question 30

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A 40 year old female with history of frequent sun exposure presents with a multicolored lesion on her back. It has irregular borders and is about 11mm in diameter. What should the nurse practitioner suspect?
Selected Answer: Basal cell carcinoma
Answers: Squamous cell carcinoma
Malignant melanoma
A common nevus
Basal cell carcinoma
  • NURS-6531 Midterm: Advanced Practice Care of Adults Question 31

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Which of the following is not a goal of treatment for the patient with cystic fibrosis?
Selected Answer: Replace water-soluble vitamins
Answers: Prevent intestinal obstruction
Provide adequate nutrition
Promote clearance of secretions
Replace water-soluble vitamins
  • Question 32

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The nurse practitioner is performing a physical exam on a middle-aged African-American man. Which of the following areas is a common site for melanomas in African-Americans and other dark-skinned individuals?
Selected Answer: B and C
Answers: Scalp
Nails
Feet
B and C
All of the above
  • Question 33

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An adult presents with tinea corporis. Which item below is a risk factor for its development?
Selected Answer: Topical steroid use
Answers: Topical steroid use
Topical antibiotic use
A recent laceration
Cold climates
  • Question 34

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A patient has experienced nausea and vomiting, headache, malaise, low grade fever, abdominal cramps, and watery diarrhea for 72 hours. His white count is elevated with a shift to the left. He is requesting medication for diarrhea. What is the most appropriate response?
Selected Answer: Order stool cultures.
Answers: Prescribe loperamide (Immodium) or atropine-diphenoxylate (Lomotil) and a clear liquid diet for 24 hours.
Prescribe a broad-spectrum antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and symptom management.
Offer an anti-emetic medication such as ondansetron (Zofran) and provide oral fluid and electrolyte replacement instruction.
Order stool cultures.
  • Question 35

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Janine, age 29, has numerous transient lesions that come and go, and she is diagnosed with urticaria. What do you order?
Selected Answer: Antihistamines
Answers: Aspirin
NSAIDs
Opioids
Antihistamines
  • NURS-6531 Midterm: Advanced Practice Care of Adults Question 36

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 Of the following signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure (CHF), the earliest clinical manifestation is:
Selected Answer: Peripheral edema
Answers: Peripheral edema
Weight gain
Shortness of breath
Nocturnal dyspnea
  • Question 37

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A 16 year old male presents with mild sore throat, fever, fatigue, posterior cervical adenopathy, and palatine petechiae. Without a definitive diagnosis for this patient, what drug would be least appropriate to prescribe?
Selected Answer: Amoxicillin
Answers: Ibuprofen
Erythromycin
Amoxicillin
Acetaminophen
  • Question 38

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A 70 year old man who walks 2 miles every day complains of pain in his left calf when he is walking. The problem has gotten gradually worse and now he is unable to complete his 2 mile walk. What question asked during the history, if answered affirmatively, would suggest a diagnosis of arteriosclerosis obliterans?
Selected Answer: “Is your leg pain relieved by rest?”
Answers: “Are you wearing your usual shoes?”
“Do you also have chest pain when you have leg pain?”
“Is your leg pain relieved by rest?”
“Do you ever have the same pain in the other leg?”
  • NURS-6531 Midterm: Advanced Practice Care of Adults  Question 39

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Which of the following statements about malignant melanomas is true?
Selected Answer: They usually occur in older adult males
Answers: They usually occur in older adult males
The patient has no family history of melanoma
They are common in blacks
The prognosis is directly related to the thickness of the lesion
  • Question 40

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Sheila, age 78, presents with a chief complaint of waking up during the night coughing. You examine her and find an S3 heart sound, pulmonary crackles that do not clear with coughing, and peripheral edema. What do you suspect?
Selected Answer: Heart failure
Answers: Asthma
Nocturnal allergies
Valvular disease
Heart failure
  • Question 41

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Which antibiotic would be the most effective in treating community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in a young adult without any comorbid conditions?
Selected Answer: Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
Answers: Erythromycin
Clarithromycin (Biaxin)
Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
Penicillin
  • Question 42

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Which of the following dermatologic vehicles are the most effective in absorbing moisture and decreasing friction?
Selected Answer: Powders
Answers: Powders
Gels
Creams
Lotion
  • Question 43

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A 70 year old patient presents with a slightly raised, scaly, erythematous patch on her forehead. She admits to having been a “sun worshiper.” The nurse practitioner suspects actinic keratosis. This lesion is a precursor to:
Selected Answer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Answers: Squamous cell carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma
Malignant melanoma
Acne vulgaris
  • Question 44

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An elderly patient is being seen in the clinic for complaint of “weak spells” relieved by sitting or lying down. How should the nurse practitioner proceed with the physical examination?
Selected Answer: Compare the patient’s blood pressure lying first, then sitting, and then standing.
Answers: Assist the patient to a standing position and take her blood pressure.
Assess the patient’s cranial nerves.
Compare the patient’s blood pressure lying first, then sitting, and then standing.
Compare the amplitude of the patient’s radial and pedal pulses.
  • Question 45

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What oral medication might be used to treat chronic cholethiasis in a patient who is a poor candidate for surgery?
Selected Answer: Ursodiol
Answers: Ursodiol
  Ibuprofen
Prednisone
  Surgery is the only answer
  • NURS-6531 Midterm: Advanced Practice Care of Adults Question 46

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A 46-year-old female with a past medical history of diabetes presents with a swollen, erythematous right auricle and is diagnosed with malignant otitis externa. The nurse practitioner knows that the most likely causative organism for this patient’s problem is:
Selected Answer: Staphylococcus aureus
Answers: Staphylococcus aureus
Group A beta hemolytic streptococcus
Haemophilus influenza
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Question 47

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Which of the following is not a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?
Selected Answer: Painful diarrhea
Answers: Painful diarrhea
Painful constipation
Cramping and abdominal pain
Weight loss
  • Question 48

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A patient comes in complaining of 1 week of pain in the posterior neck with difficulty turning the head to the right. What additional history is needed?
Selected Answer: Any recent trauma
Answers: Any recent trauma
Difficulty swallowing
  Stiffness in the right shoulder
Change in sleeping habits
  • Question 49

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Marvin, age 56, is a smoker with diabetes. He has just been diagnosed as hypertensive. Which of the following drugs has the potential to cause the development of bronchial asthma and inhibit gluconeogenesis?
Selected Answer: ACE Inhibitor
Answers: ACE Inhibitor
Beta Blocker
Calcium channel blocker
Diuretic
  • Question 50

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The differential diagnosis for a patient complaining of a sore throat includes which of the following?
Selected Answer: A, B, and C
Answers: Gonococcal infection
Thrush
Leukoplakia
B only
A, B, and C
  • NURS-6531 Midterm: Advanced Practice Care of Adults Question 51

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A patient presents to the primary care provider complaining of a rash on his right forehead that started yesterday and is burning and painful. The physical exam reveals an erythematous, maculopapular rash that extends over the patient’s right eye to his upper right forehead. Based on the history and examination, the most likely cause of this patient’s symptoms is:
Selected Answer: Rhus dermatitis
Answers: Rhus dermatitis
Ophthalmic zoster
Chemosis
Optic neuritis

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  • Question 52

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Before initiating an HMG CoA-reductase inhibitor for hyperlipidemia, the nurse practitioner orders liver function studies. The patient’s aminotransferase (ALT) is elevated. What laboratory test(s) should be ordered?
Selected Answer: Serum cholesterol with HDL and LDL
Answers: Serologic markers for hepatitis
Serum bilirubin
Serum cholesterol with HDL and LDL
A liver biopsy
  • Question 53

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A patient with elevated lipids has been started on lovastatin. After 3 weeks of therapy, he calls to report generalized muscle aches. The nurse practitioner should suspect:
Selected Answer: Rhabdomyolysis
Answers: A drug interaction
Hepatic dysfunction
Hypersensitivity to lovastatin
Rhabdomyolysis
  • Question 54

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Treatment of acute vertigo includes:
Selected Answer: Bedrest and an antihistamine
Answers: Bedrest and an antihistamine
Fluids and a decongestant
A sedative and decongestant
Rest and a low sodium diet
  • Question 55

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Treatment of H.pylori includes which of the following?
Selected Answer: A, B, and C
Answers: Proton pump inhibitor
Antibiotic therapy
Bismuth subsalicylate
A and B
A, B, and C
  • Question 56

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Carl, age 78, is brought to the office by his son, who states that his father has been unable to see clearly since last night. Carl reports that his vision is “like looking through a veil.” He also sees floaters and flashing lights but is not having any pain. What do you suspect?
Selected Answer: Retinal detachment
Answers: Cataracts
Glaucoma
Retinal detachment
Iritis
  • Question 57

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In order to decrease deaths from lung cancer:
Selected Answer: Patients should be counseled to quit smoking
Answers: All smokers should be screened annually
All patients should be screened annually
Only high risk patients should be screened routinely
Patients should be counseled to quit smoking
  • Question 58

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John, age 33, has a total cholesterol level of 188 mg/dL. How often should he be screened for hypercholesterolemia?
Selected Answer: Every 5 years
Answers: Every 5 years
Every 2 years
 Every year
Whenever blood work is done
  • Question 59

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Mort is hypertensive. Which of the following factors influenced your choice of using an alpha blocker as the antihypertensive medication?
Selected Answer: Mort has benign prostatic hyperplasia
Answers: Mort is black
Mort also has congestive heart failure
Mort has benign prostatic hyperplasia
  Mort has frequent migraine headaches
  • Question 60

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John, age 59, presents with recurrent, sharply circumscribed red papules and plaques with a powdery white scale on the extensor aspect of his elbows and knees. What do you suspect?
Selected Answer: Psoriasis
Answers: Actinic keratosis
Eczema
Psoriasis
Seborrheic dermatitis

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  • NURS-6531 Midterm: Advanced Practice Care of Adults Question 61

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Harriet, a 79-year-old woman, comes to your office every 3 months for follow up on her hypertension. Her medications include one baby aspirin daily, Lisinopril 5mg daily, and Calcium 1500 mg daily. At today’s visit. Her blood pressure is 170/89. According to JNC VIII guidelines, what should you do next to control Harriet’s blood pressure?
Selected Answer: Add a thiazide diuretic to the Lisinopril 5mg daily
Answers: Increase her Lisinopril to 20mg daily
Add a thiazide diuretic to the Lisinopril 5mg daily
Discontinue the Lisinopril and start a combination of ACE Inhibitor and calcium channel blocker
Discontinue the Lisinopril and start a diuretic
  • Question 62

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An active 65-year-old man under your care has known acquired valvular aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation. He also has a history of infectious endocarditis. He has recently been told he needs elective replacement of his aortic valve. When he comes into the office you discover that he has 10 remaining teeth in poor repair. Your recommendation would be to:
Selected Answer: coordinate with his cardiac and oral surgeons to have the tooth extractions and valve replacement done at the same time to reduce the risk of anesthetic complications.
Answers: defer any further dental work until his valve replacement is completed
instruct him to have dental extraction done cautiously, having no more than 2 teeth per visit removed.
suggest he consult with his oral surgeon about having all the teeth removed at once and receiving appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis
coordinate with his cardiac and oral surgeons to have the tooth extractions and valve replacement done at the same time to reduce the risk of anesthetic complications.
  • Question 63

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Appropriate therapy for peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is:
Selected Answer: Dependent on cessation of NSAID use
Answers: Primarily by eradication of infection
Based on etiology
Aimed at diminishing prostaglandin synthesis
Dependent on cessation of NSAID use
  • Question 64

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Shirley, age 58, has been a diabetic for 7 years. Her blood pressure is normal. Other than her diabetes medications, what would you prescribe today during her routine office visit?
Selected Answer: An ACE Inhibitor
Answers: A calcium channel blocker
A beta blocker
An ACE Inhibitor
No hypertension medication
  • Question 65

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Medicare is a federal program administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS has developed guidelines for Evaluation and Management coding, which all providers are expected to follow when coding patient visits for reimbursement. Which of the following is an important consideration regarding billing practices?
Selected Answer: Failing to bill for billable services will lead to unnecessarily low revenues
Answers: It is important to “undercode” so that one does not get charged with Medicare fraud
The practice of “overcoding” is essential in this age of decreasing reimbursements
Failing to bill for billable services will lead to unnecessarily low revenues
Time spent with the patient is a very important determinant of billing
  • Question 66

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A 2 year old presents with a white pupillary reflex. What is the most likely cause of this finding?
Selected Answer: Retinoblastoma
Answers: Viral conjunctivitis
Glaucoma
Corneal abrasion
Retinoblastoma
  • Question 67

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Harvey has had Meniere’s disease for several years. He has some hearing loss but now has persistent vertigo. What treatment might be instituted to relieve the vertigo?
Selected Answer: A labyrinthectomy
Answers: Pharmacological therapy
A labyrinthectomy
A vestibular neurectomy
Wearing an earplug in the ear with the most hearing loss
  • Question 68

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Which of the following is not a risk factor for coronary arterial insufficiency?
Selected Answer: Hyperhomocysteinemia
Answers: Hyperhomocysteinemia
Smoking
Genetic factors
Alcohol ingestion
  • Question 69

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An 18-year-old female presents to the urgent care center complaining of severe pruritus in both eyes that started 2 days ago. Associated symptoms include a headache and fatigue. On examination, the nurse practitioner notes some clear discharge from both eyes and some erythema of the eyelids and surrounding skin. Which of the following is the most likely cause of this patient’s symptoms?
Selected Answer: Allergic conjunctivitis
Answers: Allergic conjunctivitis
Bacterial conjunctivitis
Gonococcal conjunctivitis
Viral conjunctivitis
  • Question 70

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A 20 year old is diagnosed with mild persistent asthma. What drug combination would be most effective in keeping him symptom-free?
Selected Answer: A long-acting bronchodilator
Answers: A long-acting bronchodilator
An inhaled corticosteroid and cromolyn
Theophylline and a short acting bronchodilator
A bronchodilator PRN and an inhaled corticosteroid
  • NURS-6531 Midterm: Advanced Practice Care of Adults Question 71

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Acute rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease which can follow infection with:
Selected Answer: Β-hemolytic Streptococcus
Answers: Group A Streptococcus
Staphlococcus areus
Β-hemolytic Streptococcus
Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Question 72

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A 60 year old male diabetic patient presents with redness, tenderness, and edema of the left lateral aspect of his face. His left eyelid is grossly edematous. He reports history of a toothache in the past week which “is better.” His temperature is 100°F and pulse is 102 bpm. The most appropriate initial action is to:
Selected Answer: Start an oral antibiotic, mouth swishes with an oral anti-infective, and an analgesic
Answers: Start an oral antibiotic, refer the patient to a dentist immediately, and follow up within 3 days
Order mandibular x-rays and question the patient about physical abuse
Start an oral antibiotic, mouth swishes with an oral anti-infective, and an analgesic
Initiate a parenteral antibiotic and consider hospital admission
  • Question 73

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If a patient presents with a deep aching, red eye and there is no discharge, you should suspect:
Selected Answer: Iritis
Answers: Iritis
Allergic conjunctivitis
Viral conjunctivitis
Bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Question 74

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The National Cholesterol Education Program’s Adult Treatment Panel III recommends that the goal for low density lipoproteins in high risk patients be less than:
Selected Answer: 100 mg/dL
Answers: 160 mg/dL
130 mg/dL
100 mg/dL
70 mg/dL
  • Question 75

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 A patient presents with classic symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). He is instructed on life style modifications and drug therapy for 8 weeks. Three months later he returns, reporting that he was “fine” as long as he took the medication. The most appropriate next step is:
Selected Answer: Investigation with endoscopy, manometry, and/or pH testing
Answers: Referral for surgical intervention such as a partial or complete fundoplication
Dependent upon how sever the practitioner believes the condition
To repeat the 8 week course of drug therapy while continuing lifestyle modifications
Investigation with endoscopy, manometry, and/or pH testing
  • Question 76

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Group A β-hemolytic streptococcal (GABHS) pharyngitis is most common in which age group?
Selected Answer: Under 3 years of age
Answers: Under 3 years of age
Preschool children
6 to 12 years of age
Adolescents
  • Question 77

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The most appropriate treatment for a child with mild croup is:
Selected Answer: A decongestant
Answers: A bronchodilator
An antibiotic
A decongestant
A cool mist vaporizer
  • Question 78

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A child complains that his “throat hurts” with swallowing. His voice is very “throaty” and he is hyperextending his neck to talk. Examination reveals asymmetrical swelling of his tonsils. His uvula is deviated to the left. What is the most likely diagnosis?
Selected Answer: Epiglottitis
Answers: Peritonsillar abscess
Thyroiditis
Mononucleosis
Epiglottitis
  • Question 79

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Salmeterol (Servent) is prescribed for a patient with asthma. What is the most important teaching point about this medication?
Selected Answer: It is not effective during an acute asthma attack.
Answers: It is not effective during an acute asthma attack.
It may take 2 to 3 days to begin working.
This drug works within 10 minutes.
This drug may be used by patients 6 years and older.
  • Question 80

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Which intervention listed below is safe for long term use by an adult with constipation?
Selected Answer: Stool softeners
Answers: Bulk-forming agents
Stool softeners
Laxatives
Osmotic agents
  • Question 81

1 out of 1 points

A 40 year old presents with a hordeolum. The nurse practitioner teaches the patient to:
Selected Answer: Apply a topical antibiotic and warm compresses.
Answers: Apply a topical antibiotic and warm compresses.
Apply cool compresses and avoid touching the hordeolum.
Use an oral antibiotic and eye flushes.
Apply light palpation to facilitate drainage.
  • Question 82

1 out of 1 points

Sarah has allergic rhinitis and is currently being bothered by nasal congestion. Which of the following meds ordered for allergic rhinitis would be most appropriate?
Selected Answer: A decongestant nasal spray
Answers: An antihistamine intranasal spray
A decongestant nasal spray
Ipratropium
Omalizumab
  • Question 83

1 out of 1 points

What is the Gold standard for the diagnosis of asthma?
Selected Answer: Spirometry
Answers: Patient’s perception of clogged airways
Validated quality-of-life questionnaires
  Bronchoscopy
Spirometry
  • Question 84

0 out of 1 points

A patient complains of “an aggravating cough for the past 6 weeks.” There is no physiological cause for the cough. Which medication is most likely causing the cough?
Selected Answer: Methyldopa
Answers: Methyldopa
Enalapril
Amlodipine
Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Question 85

1 out of 1 points

Stacy, age 27, states that she has painless, white, slightly raised patches in her mouth. They are probably caused by:
Selected Answer: Candidiasis
Answers: Herpes simplex
Aphthous ulcers
Candidiasis
Oral cancer
  • Question 86

1 out of 1 points

Risk factors for acute otitis media (AOM) include all of the following except:
Selected Answer: African-American ethnicity
Answers: Household cigarette smoke
Group daycare attendance
Sibling history of acute otitis media
African-American ethnicity
  • Question 87

1 out of 1 points

Which of the following can result from chronic inflammation of a meibomian gland?
Selected Answer: A chalazion
Answers: A chalazion
Uveitis
Keratitis
A pterygium
  • Question 88

0 out of 1 points

What conditions must be met for you to bill “incident to” the physician, receiving 100% reimbursement from Medicare?
Selected Answer: You must initiate the plan of care for the patient
Answers: You must initiate the plan of care for the patient
The physician must be on-site and engaged in patient care
You must be employed as an independent contractor
You must be the main health care provider who sees the patient
  • Question 89

1 out of 1 points

Of the following choices, the least likely cause of cough is:
Selected Answer: Acute pharyngitis
Answers: Asthma
Gastroesophageal reflux
Acute pharyngitis
Allergic rhinitis
  • Question 90

1 out of 1 points

The most common correlate(s) with chronic bronchitis and emphysema is(are):
Selected Answer: Cigarette smoking
Answers: Familial and genetic factors
Cigarette smoking
Air pollution
Occupational environment
  • NURS-6531 Midterm: Advanced Practice Care of Adults Question 91

0 out of 1 points

Which choice below is least effective for alleviating symptoms of the common cold?
Selected Answer: Topical decongestants
Answers: Antihistamines
Oral decongestants
Topical decongestants
Antipyretics
  • Question 92

0 out of 1 points

When teaching a patient with hypertension about restricting sodium, you would include which of the following instructions?
Selected Answer: Diets with markedly reduced intakes of sodium may be associated with other beneficial effects beyond blood pressure control
Answers: Diets with markedly reduced intakes of sodium may be associated with other beneficial effects beyond blood pressure control
Sodium restriction can cause serious adverse effects
A goal of 3 g of sodium chloride or 1.2 g of sodium per day is easily achievable
Seventy-five of sodium intake is derived from processed foods
  • Question 93

1 out of 1 points

Which of the following heart murmurs warrants the greatest concern?
Selected Answer: Diastolic murmur
Answers: Systolic murmur
Venous hum murmur
Diastolic murmur
Flow murmur
  • Question 94

1 out of 1 points

A patient presents with an inflamed upper eyelid margin. The conjunctiva is red and there is particulate matter along the upper eyelid. The patient complains of a sensation that “there is something in my eye.” What is the diagnosis and how should it be treated?
Selected Answer: Blepharitis; treat with warm compresses and gentle debridement with a cotton swab
Answers: Hordeolum; treat with a topical antibiotic and warm compress
Conjunctivitis; treat with topical antibiotic and warm compresses
Blepharitis; treat with warm compresses and gentle debridement with a cotton swab
Chalazion; refer to an ophthalmologist for incision and drainage
  • Question 95

1 out of 1 points

A 57-year-old male presents to urgent care complaining of substernal chest discomfort for the past hour. The EKG reveals ST elevations in Leads II, III, and AVF. The nurse practitioner is aware that these changes are consistent with which myocardial infarction territory?
Selected Answer: Inferior wall
Answers: Inferior wall
Anterior wall
Apical wall
Lateral wall
  • Question 96

0 out of 1 points

The nurse practitioner observes a tympanic membrane that is opaque, has decreased mobility, and is without bulging or inflammation. The least likely diagnosis for this patient is:
Selected Answer: Otitis media with effusion
Answers: Acute otitis media (AOM)
Otitis media with effusion
Mucoid otitis media
Serous otitis media
  • Question 97

0 out of 1 points

Alan, age 54, notices a bulge in his midline every time he rises from bed in the morning. You tell him it is a ventral hernia, also known as:
Selected Answer: incisional hernia
Answers: inguinal hernia
epigastric hernia
umbilical hernia
incisional hernia
  • Question 98

1 out of 1 points

A 58-year-old man is diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus after an endoscopy. He has no known allergies. Which of the following medications is MOST appropriate to treat this patient’s disorder?
Selected Answer: Omeprazole
Answers: Omeprazole
Ranitidine
An antacid
None of the above
  • Question 99

1 out of 1 points

Larry, age 66, is a smoker with hyperlipidemia and hypertension. He is 6 months post-MI. To prevent reinfarction, the most important behavior change that he can make is to:
Selected Answer: Quit smoking
Answers: Quit smoking
Maintain aggressive hypertension therapy
Stick to a low-fat, low-sodium diet
Continue with his exercise program
  • Question 100

1 out of 1 points

Risk factors for acute arterial insufficiency include which of the following?
Selected Answer: All of the above
Answers: Recent myocardial infarction
Atrial fibrillation
Atherosclerosis
All of the above
  • Question 101

1 out of 1 points

Impetigo and folliculitis are usually successfully treated with:
Selected Answer: Topical antibiotics
Answers: Systemic antibiotics
Topical antibiotics
Topical steroid creams
Cleansing and debridement

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