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Asthma Patient Care

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1. Asthma is a chronic airway disease characterized by:

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2. Which is a correct statement concerning asthma around the world?

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

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

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5. Long-term airway damage caused by repeated bouts of untreated inflammation is referred to as:

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

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7. The tendency to develop asthma is:

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8. Which is a correct statement about environmental contributors to asthma?

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9. A comorbid condition associated with asthma is:

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

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

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

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13. Indications of life-threatening hypoxia because of a severe asthma attack include:

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14. Spirometry, the most common pulmonary function test, measures:

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15. The forced expiratory volume that can be exhaled in one second of forced exhalation (FEV1) usually:

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16. Which is a correct statement concerning peak flow meter measurements?

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

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18. A diagnostic test that can diagnose asthma even in patients experiencing no symptoms is:

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

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20. Which is a correct statement about the proper use of inhalers?

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21. “Quick-relief” medications used to reverse bronchoconstriction include:

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22. It is important not to consume large amounts of chocolate, caffeinated coffee, tea, or soft drinks when taking:

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23. Which type of medication should only be taken along with or combined with an inhaled corticosteroid?

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24. A serious side effect from the long-term use of systemic corticosteroids is:

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25. The GINA pharmacology step therapy is based on:

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

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27. Which intervention used by EMS personnel reduces the work of breathing by holding airway structures open and allowing bronchodilators to enter the lower airways?

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28. Standard treatment in the emergency room for treatment of asthma attack begins with:

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

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30. Which is a true statement about management of mild asthma exacerbations in pregnant women?

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31. A nursing intervention specific to the management of mucus secretions is:

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32. A sign of impaired gas exchange indicating advanced hypoxemia is:

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33. Which is a true statement about assessing a patient’s asthma control?

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34. Which peak flow rate in an asthma action plan indicates that a patient is in the danger zone?

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

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

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37. Which medication can trigger bronchoconstriction and should be avoided by patients with asthma?

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

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39. Which physical therapy technique is applied specifically for reducing hyperinflation?

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

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41. A very serious complication of asthma that is a medical emergency requiring immediate and aggressive treatment is:

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

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

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44. The main goal of asthma management during pregnancy is to:

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45. Which is a true statement concerning surgical patients with asthma?

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46. For children with asthma, all 50 states have laws that:


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