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Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  This route of medication delivery is frequently used with children:
A: inhalation
B: sublingual (SL)
C: per rectum (PR)
D: per os (OS)

2:  An oral pain medication is less useful than which of the following medications when pain relief is needed within minutes:
A: IV pain medication
B: gelatin capsule
C: fast-acting tablet
D: OTC medication

3:  Which of the following medications is prescribed for chest pain and is often given sublingually (SL) as a spray or a tablet?
A: Activated charcoal
B: Oral glucose
C: Epinephrine
D: Nitroglycerin

4:  One of the newer delivery systems that come in prescription or OTC forms is:
A: adhesive patch.
B: topical medications.
C: gels.
D: metered-dose medication.

5:  Tablets and capsules are typically taken by mouth and enter the bloodstream through the:
A: bone marrow.
B: endocrine system.
C: lungs.
D: digestive system.

6:  When administering nitroglycerin, each spray is equivalent to:
A: one-half a dose.
B: one and one-half doses.
C: one tablet.
D: two tablets.

7:  Which medication can have potentially fatal interactions with nitroglycerin?
A: Nitrgolygerin
B: Alprazolam
C: Albuterol
D: Viagra

8:  What is the sixth important general step in administering medication?
A: Verify the form, dose, and route of medication.
B: Verify the proper medication and prescription.
C: Document.
D: Reassess the vital signs.

9:  When administering or assisting in the administration of medication, it is imperative that you follow five steps. The first step is:
A: Check the expiration date and condition of the medication.
B: Verify that you are giving the proper medication.
C: Obtain an order from medical direction.
D: Verify the form, dose, and route of the medication.

10:  Regardless of the method used, epinephrine causes a burning sensation where it is injected. Following the injection, the patient's:
A: heart rate will increase.
B: blood pressure will increase.
C: respiration rate will decrease.
D: injection site will swell up and then discolor rapidly, causing severe pain.

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