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Prescription Drug Abuse
Opioid Diversion and Best-Practice Prescribing

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  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.
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1. Which statement best describes the current prescription drug abuse problem in the United States?

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2. Which statement best describes recent trends in opioid prescribing in the United States?

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3. Which patient is most likely to abuse or misuse drugs if prescribed opioids for chronic pain?

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4. A 42-year-old male patient has been taking oxycodone to help alleviate chronic shoulder pain sustained in a motorcycle accident last year. Which patient behavior would a clinician consider to be the most likely example of aberrant drug-related behavior (ADRB)?

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5. Which class of prescription drugs is most commonly associated with abuse, diversion, and overdose deaths?

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6. Statistics indicate that the most common source from which individuals obtain controlled substances for nonmedical use is:

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7. Which is a “red flag” that may indicate drug diversion by a prescribing healthcare provider?

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8. Peripheral neuropathy that may occur as a result of diabetes, chronic alcohol use, or exposure to toxins is an example of which category of pain?

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9. Acute pain is defined as:

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10. Which statement best describes chronic pain?

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11. A common condition associated with chronic pain is:

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12. An aim of treatment within the realm of chronic pain management is:

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13. When assessing a patient who has been prescribed an opioid medication for chronic pain management, the nurse considers the “Five As” by asking questions about the patient’s:

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14. CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain were developed with the purpose of:

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15. Which principle is articulated in the CDC guidelines for management of chronic pain?

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16. Which is not a CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain?

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17. The focus of Screening, Brief Interventions, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) services is on patients who are:


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