Skip to main content

Take the Test

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

You can take the test without obligation. To earn CE credit, you need to pass the test, complete an evaluation, and register/pay for your Certificate of Completion. Your Certificate will be delivered online immediately upon completing the course registration. (There is no charge for free courses and online certificate delivery.)

  • 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.
Test Question

1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is characterized by:

Test Question

2. The most effective action in preventing the development of COPD is teaching patients to:

Test Question

3. A 70-year-old female patient states that she quit smoking five years ago after having smoked regularly for many years. Which statement likely best explains why she is experiencing greater-than-normal difficulty breathing for her age?

Test Question

4. One “pack-year” is the equivalent of having smoked one pack of cigarettes:

Test Question

5. In the breath of a patient with normal lungs:

Test Question

6. Emphysema is characterized by:

Test Question

7. Chronic bronchitis is characterized by:

Test Question

8. When a patient with asthma also smokes cigarettes, he or she is:

Test Question

9. A male patient with chronic emphysema asks the clinician why he becomes so tired “just sitting and taking deep breaths.” The clinician knows the patient has understood the explanation of the physiology leading to his clinical symptoms when the patient responds:

Test Question

10. During the pulmonary rehabilitation phase of treatment, the physical therapist instructs the patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to monitor symptoms related to a prothrombotic state such as:

Test Question

11. Pulmonary hypertension is associated with a:

Test Question

12. The main reason a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presents for care is:

Test Question

13. The health histories of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease most frequently reveal:

Test Question

14. Patients with emphysematous chronic obstructive pulmonary disease tend to sit in a tripod position in order to:

Test Question

15. Upon assessment of the patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the clinician suspects cor pulmonale when observing which symptom?

Test Question

16. The blood gas analysis for a patient in the later stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will usually show:

Test Question

17. Which description explains how a pulse oximeter works?

Test Question

18. The percentage of forced vital capacity (FVC) that can be exhaled in one second after taking a full breath:

Test Question

19. Which statement by the patient’s husband indicates that he understands how best to slow the progression of his wife’s chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Test Question

20. As part of a patient education program about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a clinician will encourage patients to:

Test Question

21. A patient develops angina while using nicotine replacement to stop smoking. Which alternative pharmacologic therapy is the patient’s physician likely to prescribe next?

Test Question

22. Nicotine replacement therapy is effective in helping patients to stop smoking by:

Test Question

23. The clinician teaches a patient with chronic bronchitis to avoid certain medications such as:

Test Question

24. A female patient with emphysema is having difficulty maintaining an adequate weight. A dietitian recommends that she:

Test Question

25. Pulmonary rehabilitation is recommended for a patient who is newly diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to provide a comprehensive program of:

Test Question

26. A patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is recommended to begin treatment with a bronchodilator via a metered-dose inhaler (MDI). Which instruction does the clinician provide when teaching the patient how to use the MDI?

Test Question

27. A male patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has a partial pressure of arterial oxygen (PaO2) level that intermittently falls below 55 mmHg when he is home, especially during the night and with activity. The respiratory therapist teaches the patient to administer oxygen therapy:

Test Question

28. Surgical procedures for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are:

Test Question

29. Acute exacerbations of COPD are commonly caused by:

Test Question

30. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who have an acute exacerbation:


Back to Top