Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology: Hardest Quiz

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Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology: Hardest Quiz

Nurse anesthesia pharmacology: hardest quiz. How high can you rate your skills when it comes to using different anesthesia drugs and understanding the patient’s vitals after the drug is introduced? Do you think your skills are enough to make it safe for patients to be left under your care? What we have here in this quiz is a perfect way to help you refresh your understanding of some aspects. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The concentration of a gas in a solution depends on what two things? 
    • A. 

      Partial pressure of the gas

    • B. 

      Fresh gas flow

    • C. 

      The number of gases in the solution

    • D. 

      Solubility within that solution/compartment

    • E. 

      The cardiac output to that compartment

  • 2. 
    At steady-state equilibrium, the tension of the gas depends on the partial pressure of the liquid.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The temperature control (bimetallic strip) adjusts the fresh gas flow by...
    • A. 

      Increases FGF to the flow-over when temperature increases.

    • B. 

      Increases FGF to the flow-over when temperature decreases.

    • C. 

      Increases FGF to the variable bypass when temperature decreases.

    • D. 

      Increases FGF to the variable bypass when temperature remains the same.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following has its own special vaporizer?
    • A. 

      Isoflurane

    • B. 

      Desflurane

    • C. 

      Nitrous oxide

    • D. 

      Sevoflurane

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements are true? 
    • A. 

      Desflurane moves with the atmosphere

    • B. 

      Desflurane moves against the atmosphere

    • C. 

      Sevoflurane moves with the atmosphere

    • D. 

      Sevoflurane moves against the atmosphere

    • E. 

      Isoflurane moves with the atmosphere

    • F. 

      Isoflurane moves against the atmosphere

  • 6. 
    Which of these is the correct time constant percentages?
    • A. 

      36%, 68%, 59%, 98%

    • B. 

      63%, 86%, 91%, 95%

    • C. 

      63%, 86%, 95%, 98%

    • D. 

      63%, 68%, 85%, 98%

  • 7. 
    Which of these speeds up the loading of the circuit? 
    • A. 

      Decreasing FGF to 2 L/min

    • B. 

      Increasing FGF to 6 L/min

    • C. 

      Decreasing concentration of agent

    • D. 

      Increasing concentration of agent

    • E. 

      Increasing volume of the circuit - leave bag attached

    • F. 

      Decreasing volume of the circuit - collapse bag

    • G. 

      Have patient exhale

    • H. 

      Have patient inhale

  • 8. 
    How do you speed up the rise of FI to FA? 
    • A. 

      Increase Mv

    • B. 

      Decrease Mv

    • C. 

      Increase FRC

    • D. 

      Decrease FRC

    • E. 

      Increase TV

    • F. 

      Decrease TV

    • G. 

      Decrease CO

    • H. 

      Increase CO

  • 9. 
    How do you slow the rise of FI to FA? 
    • A. 

      Increase RR

    • B. 

      Decrease RR

    • C. 

      Increase FRC

    • D. 

      Decrease FRC

    • E. 

      Increase uptake into the blood

    • F. 

      Decrease uptake into the blood

  • 10. 
    The circle system has how many parts?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      8

    • E. 

      9

  • 11. 
    Which of these is not part of the circle system?
    • A. 

      Fresh gas inlet

    • B. 

      Inspiratory & expiratory tubing

    • C. 

      Inspiratory & expiratory unidirectional valves

    • D. 

      Y-piece

    • E. 

      APL Valve

    • F. 

      Reservoir/Rebreathing Bag

    • G. 

      Vaporizer

    • H. 

      CO2 Absorber

  • 12. 
    Which of these occurs when the CO2 absorber is exhausted?
    • A. 

      The acid rocks are consumed.

    • B. 

      The basic rocks are consumed.

    • C. 

      PH of the absorber has increased.

    • D. 

      PH of the absorber has decreased.

    • E. 

      The rocks change from ethyl violet to white.

    • F. 

      The rocks change from white to ethyl violet.

  • 13. 
    Soda-lime can absorb _____ liters of CO2/100g of soda lime.
  • 14. 
    Amsorb can absorb _____ liters of CO2/100g of amsorb. 
  • 15. 
    Which of these dries out  CO2 absorbers the fastest?
    • A. 

      Isoflurane

    • B. 

      Desflurane

    • C. 

      Sevoflurane

    • D. 

      Oxygen

    • E. 

      Nitrous oxide

  • 16. 
    Select all choices that can dry out the CO2 absorber and increase carbon monoxide production? 
    • A. 

      Giving sevoflurane over desflurane

    • B. 

      Giving desflurane over sevoflurane

    • C. 

      Using soda lime (NaOh) over baralyme (KOH)

    • D. 

      Using baralyme (KOH) over soda lime (NaOH)

    • E. 

      Increasing temperature of absorber

    • F. 

      Decreasing temperature of absorber

    • G. 

      Increasing anesthetic gas concentration

    • H. 

      Decreasing anesthetic gas concentration

    • I. 

      Increasing FGF (less rebreathing)

    • J. 

      Decreasing FGF (more rebreathing)

    • K. 

      Very small patients

    • L. 

      Very large patients

  • 17. 
    Which of these dangerous byproducts are produced from certain volatile agents? 
    • A. 

      Carbonic acid

    • B. 

      Compound A

    • C. 

      Compound B

    • D. 

      Compound C

    • E. 

      Large amounts of haloalkynes

    • F. 

      Trace amounts of haloalkenes

    • G. 

      Hypothermia

    • H. 

      Ammonia

  • 18. 
    You are 30 minutes into a 3-hour case. You notice the CO2 absorber is hot. Which of the following would you NOT do?
    • A. 

      Disconnect patient from anesthesia circuit.

    • B. 

      Shut off FGF to breathing circuit.

    • C. 

      Monitor the CO2 absorbent closely.

    • D. 

      Monitor the patient for carbon moxoxide exposure, and chemical/thermal injury.

  • 19. 
    Which of these are clinical signs of airway irritation (coughing, or CO exposure)? 
    • A. 

      Increased O2 sats

    • B. 

      Decreased O2 sats

    • C. 

      Increased airway pressure

    • D. 

      Decreased airway pressure

    • E. 

      Difficult ventilation

    • F. 

      Easier ventilation

    • G. 

      Severe airway edema and erythema

    • H. 

      No edema or erythema

    • I. 

      Increased carboxyhemoglobin levels

    • J. 

      Decreased carboxyhemoglobin levels

  • 20. 
    The more blood: gas soluble an agent, the longer it takes to saturate the blood to desired levels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What two things affect recovery from inhalation anesthesia?
    • A. 

      Solubility of gas (how much is in fat/tissue)

    • B. 

      Circuit pressure

    • C. 

      Cardiac output

    • D. 

      Minute ventilation

    • E. 

      Duration of anesthetic

  • 22. 
    If the patient is spontaneously breathing, and the anesthetic gas starts working. You would expect the patient to increase their rate of breathing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    In one-lung ventilation, the blood from the collapsed lung will be shunted to the good lung, the blood will mix and will concentrate the gas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    What is MAC awake?
    • A. 

      0.1 - 0.3

    • B. 

      0.3 - 0.5

    • C. 

      0.5 - 0.8

    • D. 

      1.0 - 1.3

  • 25. 
    With standard time constants and standard gas administration, what is the normal time it takes for a patient to fall asleep?
    • A. 

      5-9 minutes from circuit to sleep

    • B. 

      9.5 - 14 minutes from circuit to sleep

    • C. 

      15-18 minutes from circuit to sleep

    • D. 

      19-24 minutes from circuit to sleep

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