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NURS 6630 Final Exam

NURS 6630 Final Exam

NURS 6630 Final Exam

Question 1

1 out of 1 points

What will the PMHNP most likely prescribe to a patient with psychotic aggression who needs to manage the top-down cortical control and the excessive drive from striatal hyperactivity?

Question 2

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is selecting a medication treatment option for a patient who is exhibiting psychotic behaviors with poor impulse control and aggression. Of the available treatments, which can help temper some of the adverse effects or symptoms that are normally caused by D2 antagonism?

Question 3

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is discussing dopamine D2 receptor occupancy and its association with aggressive behaviors in patients with the student. Why does the PMHNP prescribe a standard dose of atypical antipsychotics?

Question 4

1 out of 1 points

Why does the PMHNP avoid prescribing clozapine (Clozaril) as a first-line treatment to the patient with psychosis and aggression?

Question 5

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is caring for a patient on risperidone (Risperdal). Which action made by the PMHNP exhibits proper care for this patient? </p?

Question 6

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP wants to prescribe Mr. Barber a mood stabilizer that will target aggressive and impulsive symptoms by decreasing dopaminergic neurotransmission. Which mood stabilizer will the PMHNP select?

Question 7

1 out of 1 points

The parents of a 7-year-old patient with ADHD are concerned about the effects of stimulants on their child. The parents prefer to start pharmacological treatment with a non-stimulant. Which medication will the PMHNP will most likely prescribe?

Question 8

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP understands that slow-dose extended release stimulants are most appropriate for which patient with ADHD?

A.

8-year-old patient

Question 9

1 out of 1 points

A patient is prescribed D-methylphenidate, 10-mg extended-release capsules. What should the PMHNP include when discussing the side effects with the patient?

C.

The medication can affect your blood pressure.

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Question 10

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is teaching parents about their child’s new prescription for Ritalin. What will the PMHNP include in the teaching?

A

The second dose should be taken at lunch. NURS 6630 Final Exam

Question 11

1 out of 1 points

A young patient is prescribed Vyvanse. During the follow-up appointment, which comment made by the patient makes the PMHNP think that the dosing is being done incorrectly?

B.

“I am unable to fall asleep at night.”

Question 12

1 out of 1 points

A 14-year-old patient is prescribed Strattera and asks when the medicine should be taken. What does the PMHNP understand regarding the drug’s dosing profile?

B.

The patient will have one or two doses a day.

Question 13

0 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is meeting with the parents of an 8-year-old patient who is receiving an initial prescription for D-amphetamine. The PMHNP demonstrates appropriate prescribing practices when she prescribes the following dose:

D.

The child will take 10–40 mg, daily.

Question 14

1 out of 1 points

A patient is being prescribed bupropion and is concerned about the side effects. What will the PMHNP tell the patient regarding bupropion?

C.

It can cause cardiac arrhythmias.

Question 15

1 out of 1 points

Which patient will receive a lower dose of guanfacine?

D.

Patient with kidney disease

Question 16

1 out of 1 points

An 18-year-old female with a history of frequent headaches and a mood disorder is prescribed topiramate (Topamax), 25 mg by mouth daily. The PMHNP understands that this medication is effective in treating which condition(s) in this patient?

A.

Migraines

Question 17

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is treating a patient for fibromyalgia and is considering prescribing milnacipran (Savella). When prescribing this medication, which action is the PMHNP likely to choose?

C.

Split the daily dose into two doses after the first day.

Question 18

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is assessing a patient she has been treating with the diagnosis of chronic pain. During the assessment, the patient states that he has recently been having trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. Based on this information, what action is the PMHNP most likely to take?

A.

Order hydroxyzine (Vistaril), 50 mg PRN or as needed

Question 19

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is assessing a female patient who has been taking lamotrigine (Lamictal) for migraine prophylaxis. After discovering that the patient has reached the maximum dose of this medication, the PMHNP decides to change the patient’s medication to zonisamide (Zonegran). In addition to evaluating this patient’s day-to-day activities, what should the PMHNP ensure that this patient understands?

D.

This medication has unwanted side effects such as sedation, lack of coordination, and drowsiness.

Question 20

1 out of 1 points

A patient recovering from shingles presents with tenderness and sensitivity to the upper back. He states it is bothersome to put a shirt on most days. This patient has end stage renal disease (ESRD) and is scheduled to have hemodialysis tomorrow but states that he does not know how he can lie in a recliner for 3 hours feeling this uncomfortable. What will be the PMHNP’s priority?

C.

Prescribe lidocaine 5%

Question 21

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP prescribed a patient lamotrigine (Lamictal), 25 mg by mouth daily, for nerve pain 6 months ago. The patient suddenly presents to the office with the complaint that the medication is no longer working and complains of increased pain. What action will the PMHNP most likely take? NURS 6630 Final Exam

A.

Increase the dose of lamotrigine (Lamictal) to 25 mg twice daily.

Question 22

1 out of 1 points

An elderly woman with a history of Alzheimer’s disease, coronary artery disease, and myocardial infarction had a fall at home 3 months ago that resulted in her receiving an open reduction internal fixation. While assessing this patient, the PMHNP is made aware that the patient continues to experience mild to moderate pain. What is the PMHNP most likely to do?

A. Order an X-ray because it is possible that she dislocated her hip

Question 23

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is assessing a 49-year-old male with a history of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcoholism with malnutrition, diabetes mellitus type 2, and hypertension. His physical assessment is unremarkable with the exception of peripheral edema bilaterally to his lower extremities and a chief complaint of pain with numbness and tingling to each leg 5/10. The PMHNP starts this patient on a low dose of doxepin (Sinequan). What is the next action that must be taken by the PMHNP?

A.

Orders liver function tests.

Question 24

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is evaluating a 30-year-old female patient who states that she notices pain and a drastic change in mood before the start of her menstrual cycle. The patient states that she has tried diet and lifestyle changes but nothing has worked. What will the PMHNP most likely do?

C.

Prescribe desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), 50 mg daily

Question 25

1 out of 1 points

A patient with chronic back pain has been prescribed a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). How does the PMHNP describe the action of SNRIs on the inhibition of pain to the patient?

A.

“The SNRI can increase noradrenergic neurotransmission in the descending spinal pathway to the dorsal horn.”

Question 26

1 out of 1 points

A patient with fibromyalgia and major depression needs to be treated for symptoms of pain. Which is the PMHNP most likely to prescribe for this patient?

Duloxetine (Cymbalta)

Question 27

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP prescribes gabapentin (Neurontin) for a patient’s chronic pain. How does the PMHNP anticipate the drug to work?

A.

It will bind to the alpha-2-delta ligand subunit of voltage-sensitive calcium channels. NURS 6630 Final Exam

Question 28

1 out of 1 points

Mrs. Rosen is a 49-year-old patient who is experiencing fibro-fog. What does the PMHNP prescribe for Mrs. Rosen to improve this condition?

D.

All of the above

Question 29

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is caring for a patient with fibromyalgia. Which second-line treatment does the PMHNP select that may be effective for managing this patient’s pain?

C.

Imipramine (Tofranil)

Question 30

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is attempting to treat a patient’s chronic pain by having the agent bind the open channel conformation of VSCCs to block those channels with a “use-dependent” form of inhibition. Which agent will the PMHNP most likely select?

A.

Pregabalin (Lyrica)

Question 31

1 out of 1 points

A patient with irritable bowel syndrome reports chronic stomach pain. The PMHNP wants to prescribe the patient an agent that will cause irrelevant nociceptive inputs from the pain to be ignored and no longer perceived as painful. Which drug will the PMHNP prescribe?

C.

Duloxetine (Cymbalta)

Question 32

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP wants to use a symptom-based approach to treating a patient with fibromyalgia. How does the PMHNP go about treating this patient?

C.

Matching the patient’s symptoms with the malfunctioning brain circuits and neurotransmitters that might mediate those symptoms

Question 33

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is working with the student to care for a patient with diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain. The student asks the PMHNP why SSRIs are not consistently useful in treating this particular patient’s pain. What is the best response by the PMHNP?

B.

“SSRIs only increase serotonin levels.”

Question 34

1 out of 1 points

A patient with gambling disorder and no other psychiatric comorbidities is being treated with pharmacological agents. Which drug is the PMHNP most likely to prescribe?

D.

Naltrexone

Question 35

1 out of 1 points

Kevin is an adolescent who has been diagnosed with kleptomania. His parents are interested in seeking pharmacological treatment. What does the PMHNP tell the parents regarding his treatment options? NURS 6630 Final Exam

A.

“Naltrexone may be an appropriate option to discuss.”

Question 36

1 out of 1 points

Which statement best describes a pharmacological approach to treating patients for impulsive aggression?

D.

Opioid antagonists can be used to reduce drive.

Question 37

1 out of 1 points

A patient with hypersexual disorder is being assessed for possible pharmacologic treatment. Why does the PMHNP prescribe an antiandrogen for this patient?

C.

It will block testosterone.

Question 38

1 out of 1 points

Mrs. Kenner is concerned that her teenage daughter spends too much time on the Internet. She inquires about possible treatments for her daughter’s addiction. Which response by the PMHNP demonstrates understanding of pharmacologic approaches for compulsive disorders?

D.

“There are no evidence-based treatments for Internet addiction, but there are behavioral therapies your daughter can try.”

Question 39

1 out of 1 points

Mr. Peterson is meeting with the PMHNP to discuss healthier dietary habits. With a BMI of 33, Mr. Peterson is obese and needs to modify his food intake. “Sometimes I think I’m addicted to food the way some people are addicted to drugs,” he says. Which statement best describes the neurobiological parallels between food and drug addiction?

A.

There is decreased activation of the prefrontal cortex.

Question 40

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is caring for a patient who reports excessive arousal at nighttime. What could the PMHNP use for a time-limited duration to shift the patient’s brain from a hyperactive state to a sleep state?

B.

Benzodiazepines

Question 41

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is caring for a patient who experiences too much overstimulation and anxiety during daytime hours. The patient agrees to a pharmacological treatment but states, “I don’t want to feel sedated or drowsy from the medicine.” Which decision made by the PMHNP demonstrates proper knowledge of this patient’s symptoms and appropriate treatment options? NURS 6630 Final Exam

A.

Avoiding prescribing the patient a drug that blocks H1 receptors

Question 42

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is performing a quality assurance peer review of the chart of another PMHNP. Upon review, the PMHNP reviews the chart of an older adult patient in long-term care facility who has chronic insomnia. The chart indicates that the patient has been receiving hypnotics on a nightly basis. What does the PMHNP find problematic about this documentation?

B.

Hypnotics have prolonged half-lives that can cause drug accumulation in the elderly.

Question 43

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is caring for a patient with chronic insomnia who is worried about pharmacological treatment because the patient does not want to experience dependence. Which pharmacological treatment approach will the PMHNP likely select for this patient for a limited duration, while searching and correcting the underlying pathology associated with the insomnia?

D.

Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics

Question 44

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is caring for a patient with chronic insomnia who would benefit from taking hypnotics. The PMHNP wants to prescribe the patient a drug with an ultra-short half-life (1–3 hours). Which drug will the PMHNP prescribe?

C.

Triazolam (Halcion)

Question 45

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is attempting to treat a patient’s chronic insomnia and wishes to start with an initial prescription that has a half-life of approximately 1–2 hours. What is the most appropriate prescription for the PMHNP to make?

A.

Triazolam (Halcion)

Question 46

1 out of 1 points

A patient with chronic insomnia asks the PMHNP if they can first try an over-the-counter (OTC) medication before one that needs to be prescribed to help the patient sleep. Which is the best response by the PMHNP?

D.

“You can get melatonin over the counter, which will help with sleep onset.”

Question 47

1 out of 1 points

A patient with chronic insomnia and depression is taking trazodone (Oleptro) but complains of feeling drowsy during the day. What can the PMHNP do to reduce the drug’s daytime sedating effects?

C.

Give the medicine at night and lower the dose

Question 48

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is teaching a patient with a sleep disorder about taking diphenhydramine (Benadryl). The patient is concerned about the side effects of the drug. What can the PMHNP teach the patient about this treatment approach? NURS 6630 Final Exam

B.

“It can cause blurred vision.”

Question 49

1 out of 1 points

Parents of a 12-year-old boy want to consider attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication for their son. Which medication would the PMHNP start?

All of the above could potentially treat their son’s symptoms.

Question 50

1 out of 1 points

An adult patient presents with a history of alcohol addiction and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Given these comorbidities, the PMHNP determines which of the following medications may be the best treatment option?

C.

Atomoxetine (Strattera)

Question 51

1 out of 1 points

An 8-year-old patient presents with severe hyperactivity, described as “ants in his pants.” Based on self-report from the patient, his parents, and his teacher; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is suspected. What medication is the PMNHP most likely to prescribe?

A.

Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta)

Question 52

1 out of 1 points

A 9-year-old female patient presents with symptoms of both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder. In evaluating her symptoms, the PMHNP determines that which of the following medications may be beneficial in augmenting stimulant medication?

C.

Guanfacine ER (Intuniv)

Question 53

1 out of 1 points

A PMHNP supervisor is discussing with a nursing student how stimulants and noradrenergic agents assist with ADHD symptoms. What is the appropriate response?

D.

All of the above.

Question 54

1 out of 1 points

A 43-year-old male patient is seeking clarification about treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and how it differs from treating children, since his son is on medication to treat ADHD.  The PMHNP conveys a major difference is which of the following?

D.

Comorbidities are more common in adults, impacting the prescription of additional agents.

Question 55

1 out of 1 points

A 26-year-old female patient with nicotine dependence and a history of anxiety presents with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Based on the assessment, what does the PMHNP consider?

A.

ADHD is often not the focus of treatment in adults with comorbid conditions.

Question 56

1 out of 1 points

Which of the following is a true statement regarding the use of stimulants to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

B.

Signal strength output is increased by dialing up the release of dopamine (DA) and norepinephrine (NE).

Question 57

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is providing a workshop for pediatric nurses, and a question is posed about noradrenergic agents to treat ADHD. Which of the following noradrenergic agents have norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (NRI) properties that can treat ADHD?

D.

Both “A” & “C”

Question 58

1 out of 1 points

A 71-year-old male patient comes to an appointment with his 65-year-old wife. They are both having concerns related to her memory and ability to recognize faces. The PMNHP is considering prescribing memantine (Namenda) based on the following symptoms:

C.

Amnesia, apraxia, agnosia

Question 59

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP evaluates a patient presenting with symptoms of dementia. Before the PMHNP considers treatment options, the patient must be assessed for other possible causes of dementia. Which of the following answers addresses both possible other causes of dementia and a rational treatment option for Dementia?

C.

Possible other causes: hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, niacin deficiency

Possible treatment option: risperidone NURS 6630 Final Exam

Question 60

1 out of 1 points

A group of nursing students seeks further clarification from the PMHNP on how cholinesterase inhibitors are beneficial for Alzheimer’s disease patients. What is the appropriate response?

D.

Both “A” & “C.”

Question 61

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is assessing a patient who presents with elevated levels of brain amyloid as noted by positron emission tomography (PET). What other factors will the PMHNP consider before prescribing medication for this patient, and what medication would the PMHNP want to avoid given these other factors?

D.

Both “A” & “B”

Question 62

1 out of 1 points

A 72-year-old male patient is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The PMHNP determines that improving memory is a key consideration in selecting a medication. Which of the following would be an appropriate choice?

D.

All of the above

Question 63

1 out of 1 points

A 63-year-old patient presents with the following symptoms. The PMHNP determines which set of symptoms warrant prescribing a medication? Select the answer that is matched with an appropriate treatment.

B.

Impairment in the ability to learn and retain new information is most problematic, and an appropriate treatment option would be donepezil.

Question 64

1 out of 1 points

A 75-year-old male patient diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease presents with agitation and aggressive behavior. The PMHNP determines which of the following to be the best treatment option?

D.

Citalopram (Celexa) or Escitalopram (Lexapro)

Question 65

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP has been asked to provide an in-service training to include attention to the use of antipsychotics to treat Alzheimer’s. What does the PMHNP convey to staff?

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D.

Both “A” & “C.”

Question 66

1 out of 1 points

An 80-year-old female patient diagnosed with Stage II Alzheimer’s has a history of irritable bowel syndrome. Which cholinergic drug may be the best choice for treatment given the patient’s gastrointestinal problems?

A.

Donepezil (Aricept)

Question 67

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP understands that bupropion (Wellbutrin) is an effective way to assist patients with smoking cessation. Why is this medication effective for these patients?

C.

Bupropion (Wellbutrin) blocks dopamine reuptake, enabling more availability of dopamine.

Question 68

1 out of 1 points

Naltrexone (Revia), an opioid antagonist, is a medication that is used for which of the following conditions?

A.

Alcoholism

Question 69

1 out of 1 points

A patient addicted to heroin is receiving treatment for detoxification. He begins to experience tachycardia, tremors, and diaphoresis. What medication will the PMHNP prescribe for this patient?

D.

Clonidine (Catapres)

Question 70

1 out of 1 points

A patient diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder has been taking a high-dose SSRI and is participating in therapy twice a week. He reports an inability to carry out responsibilities due to consistent interferences of his obsessions and compulsions. The PMHNP knows that the next step would be which of the following?

A.

Decrease his SSRI and add buspirone (Buspar).

Question 71

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is assessing a patient who will be receiving phentermine (Adipex-P)/topiramate (Topamax) (Qsymia). Which of the following conditions/diseases will require further evaluation before this medication can be prescribed?

C.

Cardiovascular disease

Question 72

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP prescribes an obese patient phentermine (Adipex-p)/topiramate ER (Topamax) (Qsymia), Why is topiramate (Topamax) often prescribed with phentermine (Adipex-P)?

B.

Phentermine (Adipex-P) works by suppressing appetite while topiramate (Topamax) acts by inhibiting appetite.

Question 73

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is assessing a patient who has expressed suicidal intent and is now stating that he is hearing voices and sees people chasing him. The PMHNP identifies these symptoms to be associated with which of the following? NURS 6630 Final Exam

C.

“Bath salt” intoxication

Question 74

1 out of 1 points

The PMHNP is caring for a patient who openly admitted to drinking a quart of vodka daily. Prior to prescribing this patient disulfiram (Antabuse), it is important for the PMHNP to:

A.

Evaluate the patient’s willingness to abstain from alcohol

Question 75

1 out of 1 points

An opioid-naive patient is taking MS Contin (morphine sulfate) to treat his pain that is secondary to cancer. Under what circumstances would the PMHNP order naloxone (Narcan) IM/SQ?

D.

The patient’s vital signs are 98.4F temp, 88 pulse, 104/62 blood pressure, and 8 respirations.

Question 76

When completing this exam, did you comply with Walden University’s Code of Conduct including the expectations for academic integrity? NURS 6630 Final Exam

Yes

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