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Asthma

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  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.
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1. Asthma is a chronic airway disease characterized by:

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2. According to the Global Asthma Network, the burden of asthma worldwide is greatest for:

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3. Which is a true statement concerning asthma prevalence rates in the United States?

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4. The primary pathophysiological process underlying the effects of asthma is:

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5. Changes in the airways as a result of repeated bouts of inflammation include:

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6. One concern in young children with asthma is that the disease may:

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7. Adult-onset asthma is different than childhood asthma because adults:

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8. Which statement best describes intrinsic asthma?

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9. Circadian and hormone changes are consistent with which type of asthma?

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10. The tendency to develop asthma is:

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11. A comorbid condition associated with asthma is:

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12. Coughing from asthma is a symptom of airway irritation and:

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13. Wheezing in children younger than age 6 who do not have asthma is most often caused by:

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14. The most accurate predictor of a fatal asthma attack is having a history of:

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15. Which atopic illness should be noted in the family history section of the medical history for a patient with asthma?

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16. During most asthma attacks, when the patient’s chest is auscultated, wheezing:

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17. When examining a patient, which may be a clue that the patient has asthma?

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18. As measured by a spirometer, FEV1 is the measurement of the:

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19. The percent of the vital capacity that can be exhaled in one second usually:

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20. A peak expiratory flow (PEF) meter measures the patient’s:

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21. The bronchial provocation test that triggers water loss from the surface of the airways and turns on molecular activity that controls inflammation is called the:

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22. Skin and blood allergy testing is conducted to determine:

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23. The KOALA test is conducted for patients with asthma to:

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24. A patient with severe persistent asthma is someone who:

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25. Which drug delivery device changes a medication from a liquid to a mist?

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26. Which is a correct step when using an inhaler with a spacer?

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27. Quick-relief medications used to reverse bronchoconstriction include:

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28. Which is a breathing retraining exercise that increases the carbon dioxide (CO2) content in the blood in order to reduce bronchoconstriction?

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29. Occupational therapy’s role in asthma management is to:

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30. For asthma relief, dust mite populations can be effectively reduced by:

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31. For patients with asthma who are older than 6 months, yearly flu shots are:

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32. Which medications can trigger bronchoconstriction and should be avoided by patients with asthma?

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33. Which is a true statement regarding exercise as a trigger to asthma?

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34. One reason for giving patients a course of corticosteroids after an asthma attack is to:

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35. The first step of a typical emergency action plan for an asthma attack is for the patient to quickly:

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36. An asthma symptom that should prompt a patient to call 911 immediately is:

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37. For any level of severity of an asthma attack, patients are instructed to:

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38. In the absence of a quick-relief inhaler, a patient experiencing an asthma attack may gain relief by:

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39. Which intervention used by EMS personnel reduces the work of breathing by holding airway structures open?

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40. For all patients with asthma attacks presenting to the ED, the healthcare team should administer:

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41. One sign suggesting that intubation may be needed for a patient experiencing an asthma attack is a:

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42. When patients are discharged from the ED after an asthma attack, they:

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43. A nursing intervention specific to the diagnosis of ineffective airway clearance is:

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44. A sign of impaired gas exchange indicating a medical emergency is:

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45. Which is a rare complication of asthma that is described as a self-limiting condition that usually resolves with successful management of asthma?

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46. A serious complication that can be caused by long-term use of oral corticosteroids is:

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47. Asthma in older adults can be more difficult to diagnose and treat because:

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48. Women who are pregnant and have asthma are more likely to have deterioration of their illness during the last portion of the pregnancy because:

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49. For most patients with asthma, surgery:

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50. Which is an American Lung Association safe environment recommendation for students with asthma?


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