Chapter 16 Post-Test

Your patient has taken an unknown quantity of amitriptyline. Which class of medication is? this?
A.
Analgesic
B.
Antihypertensive
C.
Antidepressant
D.
Anticonvulsant

C

Which of the following is an antidysrhythmic? agent?
A.
Volmax
B.
Elavil
C.
Nubain
D.
Calan

D

Which of the following would be considered one of the? "five rights" of medication? administration?
A.
Right contraindication
B.
Right mechanism of action
C.
Right dose
D.
Right weight

C

How would your knowledge of pharmacodynamics affect the way you administer a medication to a? four-year-old patient?
A.
Pediatric patients often require smaller doses than adults.
B.
Pediatric patients should be given half the regular adult dose for most

A

Your patient is having chest pain and has a bottle of prescribed nitroglycerin.? However, the expiration date has worn off the? bottle, and the patient does not know how old the medication is. What is your BEST course of? action?
A.
Give double the normal

C

Which of the following statements is? correct?
A.
The pediatric drug dosage for most medications is half the adult dose.
B.
Smaller patients always receive a smaller dose than larger patients.
C.
Patient weight has no effect on drug dosage.
D.
Smaller pat

D

Which of the following components is NOT typically readied in setting up an IV administration? set?
A.
Drug or needle port
B.
Drip chamber
C.
IV needle
D.
Flow regulator

C

Which of the following medications is typically administered by EMTs to patients who are suffering severe allergic? reactions?
A.
Alupent
B.
Epinephrine
C.
Glucose
D.
?Liqui-Char

B

The name that a manufacturer uses to market a drug or medication is? the:
A.
generic name.
B.
trade name.
C.
chemical name.
D.
official name.

B

The? patient's IV is not running properly. Which of the following would be a likely? cause?
A.
Kink in tubing
B.
Constricting band removed
C.
Regulator opened
D.
Too large IV catheter

A

Who is responsible for establishing the doses for medications that you will administer on the basis of your standing? orders?
A.
The medical director
B.
The receiving emergency department
C.
The paramedic
D.
The EMS system

A

What is the BEST way to ensure that you understood the orders given by? on-line medical? direction?
A.
Repeat the orders back to the physician.
B.
Ask your partner to listen to the orders.
C.
Check the orders with another physician.
D.
Ask the emergency d

A

Which of the following medications is used to correct? hypoxia?
A.
Oxygen
B.
Glucose
C.
Tylenol
D.
Nitroglycerin

A

Which of the following MUST be included on your PCR administration of a medication to your? patient?
A.
The? drug's chemical name
B.
The effects of the drug
C.
The? drug's manufacturer
D.
The? drug's expiration date

B

?Epinephrine, which is administered for severe allergic? reactions, helps to reverse the effects of the allergic reaction? by:
A.
relaxing airway passages.
B.
decreasing the heart rate.
C.
dilating the blood vessels.
D.
constricting the bronchioles.

A

After administration of? nitroglycerin, your patient develops hypotension. This is? called:
A.
a side effect.
B.
an indication.
C.
a mechanism of action.
D.
a desired effect.

A

An inhaled bronchodilator medication is generally administered? to:
A.
dilate the airway.
B.
increase the heart rate.
C.
reduce absorption of toxins.
D.
lower the blood pressure.

A

The route describes how the medication is actually given to or taken by the patient. Which of the following is TRUE about medication? routes?
A.
The route that is chosen controls how fast the medication is absorbed by the body.
B.
Most medications adminis

A

Which of the following statements about medication administration is? CORRECT?
A.
EMTs should avoid singularity of focus when administering medications.
B.
Once the medication has been? administered, you cannot take it back.
C.
EMTs carry antidotes for mo

B

Which of the following shows good documentation a dose of nitroglycerin that was given to a? patient?
A.
?"Nitro was given in a one tablet dose at 1730? hrs."
B.
?"We gave nitro x1 with? (+) relief of chest pain at? 7:45pm."
C.
?"One spray of nitro was ad

D

An EMT is ordered by medical direction to administer nitroglycerin sublingual to a patient with chest pain. The EMT places the nitroglycerin tablet on the? patient's tongue and tells her to chew and swallow the medication. The EMT? has:
A.
administered th

C

Which of the following is the definition of? contraindications?
A.
Therapeutic effects of a medication
B.
Circumstances under which it is appropriate to administer a medication to a patient
C.
Any actions of a medication other than those desired
D.
Circum

D