Chapter 2(Free) Nursing School Test Banks

 

1.

A physician has ordered intramuscular injections of morphine, a narcotic, every 4 hours as needed for pain for a motor vehicle accident victim. The nurse is aware that there is a high abuse potential for this drug and that it is categorized as a:

A)

C-I drug

B)

C-II drug

C)

C-III drug

D)

C-IV drug

2.

A nurse working for a drug company is involved in phase III drug evaluation studies. Which of the following might the nurse be responsible for during this stage of drug development?

A)

Working with animals who are given experimental drugs

B)

Monitoring drug effects in patients who are selected to participate in a study, who have the disease that the drug is meant to treat

C)

Administering investigational drugs to patients

D)

Informing healthy, young volunteer participants of possible risks that could occur from taking an experimental drug

3.

Which of the following would be the best source of drug information for a nurse?

A)

Drug Facts and Comparisons book

B)

A nurses drug guide

C)

A drug package insert

D)

The Physicians Drug Reference (PDR)

4.

A nurse works in a private hospital in Canada. She needs to administer some narcotic drugs to one of her patients. Which of the following should the nurse consider when administering narcotics to patients in a Canadian hospital?

A)

Narcotics are banned in Canada and cannot be used.

B)

Narcotics can be used in the hospital after obtaining written approval from the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

C)

Narcotics to be used in the hospital are dispensed only with a written prescription and N on the label.

D)

Narcotics can be used in the hospital after obtaining written approval from the Health Protection Branch of Canada.

5.

A nurse who is responsible for administering medications should understand that the goals of the MedWatch program are to: (Select all that apply.)

A)

Provide regular feedback about product safety issues

B)

Accredit new medical facilities and hospitals

C)

Facilitate the reporting of adverse reactions of drugs

D)

Increase awareness of serious reactions caused by drugs or medical devices

E)

Report medication errors that occur in hospitals

6.

A nurse is a member of a research team that is exploring unique differences in responses to drugs that each individual possesses, based on genetic make-up. This area of study is called:

A)

Pharmacotherapeutics

B)

Pharmacodynamics

C)

Pharmacoeconomics

D)

Pharmacogenomics

7.

Which of the following statements best defines how a chemical becomes termed a drug?

A)

A chemical must have a proven therapeutic value or efficacy without severe toxicity or damaging properties to become a drug.

B)

A chemical becomes a drug when it is introduced into the body to cause a change.

C)

A chemical is considered a drug when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves its release to be marketed.

D)

A chemical must have demonstrated therapeutic value to become a drug.

8.

Which of the following serves to protect the public by ensuring the purity of a drug and its contents?

A)

American Pharmaceutical Association

B)

United States Adopted Names Council

C)

United States Pharmacopeia

D)

Federal legislation

9.

A nurse is providing a patient with a list of drugs as a part of the patients plan of care. Which of the following drug nomenclatures should the nurse use to list the drugs?

A)

The drugs chemical names

B)

The drugs generic names

C)

The drugs trade names

D)

The drugs biologic name

10.

The medication nurse is in charge of transcribing drug orders and administering drugs to assigned patients. While preparing the drugs for administration, the nurse should always check:

A)

For drug composition

B)

The chemical, generic, and trade name of each drug

C)

The drug name at least three timesbefore, during, and after obtaining each drug

D)

The cost of each drug

Answer Key

1.

B

2.

C

3.

B

4.

C

5.

A, C, D

6.

D

7.

A

8.

D

9.

B

10.

C

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