Competency Quiz # 4

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Competency Quiz # 4

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following cancers is the leading killer worldwide?
    • A. 

      Stomach

    • B. 

      Lung

    • C. 

      Colon

    • D. 

      Liver

  • 2. 
    Cancer incidence is:
    • A. 

      The same as prevalence

    • B. 

      The number or percent of people alive in the population who have had a diagnosis of cancer

    • C. 

      The number of new cancers of a specific site/type in the population during one year

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is the leading cause of nursing error and possible malpractice?
    • A. 

      Incomplete or absent documentation in the medical record

    • B. 

      Failure to monitor a patient in restraints

    • C. 

      Medication errors

    • D. 

      Failure to education the patient

  • 4. 
    Tumor markers:
    • A. 

      Incude PSA, CEA, CA-125

    • B. 

      May always distinguish benign from malignant conditions

    • C. 

      Are always useful for diagnosis of specific cancer

    • D. 

      Are never useful gauges of effective therapy.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following organisms is most likely to cause infection one year or longer after a hematopoietic stem cell transplant?
    • A. 

      Aspergillus species

    • B. 

      Varicell-zoster virus

    • C. 

      Pneumocystis carinii

    • D. 

      S. Aureus

  • 6. 
    Which of the following chemotherapy drugs is most likely to cause hepatic fibrosis or cirrhosis in long-term cancer survivors?
    • A. 

      Methotrexate

    • B. 

      Doxorubicin

    • C. 

      Bleomycin

    • D. 

      Vincristine

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a possible cause of nausea and vomiting in a patient with advanced cancer?
    • A. 

      Bowel obstruction

    • B. 

      Chemotherapy

    • C. 

      Increased intracranial pressure

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following metabolic patterns would yu expec in the tumor lysis syndrome?
    • A. 

      Elevated potassium, elevated uric acid, elevated calcium

    • B. 

      Low potassium, elevated uric acid, low calcium

    • C. 

      Elevated potassium,elevated uric acid, low calcium

    • D. 

      Elevaed potassium, elevated uri acid, low phosphate

  • 9. 
    Ondansetron is
    • A. 

      A chemotherapy drug

    • B. 

      A steroid

    • C. 

      An antiemetic

    • D. 

      An antibiotic

  • 10. 
    A patient wih cancer is undergoing chemotheapy and develops a fever of 103.5 degrees F; he is found to have a neutrophil count of 300/mm3.  Physicial exam is not helpful in pinpointing the source of infection.  Cultures are pending.  Appropriate initial empiric antibiotic therapy might include the following except:
    • A. 

      A cephalosporin

    • B. 

      An antipseudomanal penicillin

    • C. 

      Vancomycin

    • D. 

      A fluoroquinolone

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