Nurs 200 - Chapter 29 - Medications

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Chapter 29 of the Fundamentals of Nursing by Taylor; focused on medication.


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  • 1. 
    Pharmacology is:
    • A. 

      The study that deals with chemicals that affect the body's functioning

    • B. 

      Any substance that modifies body functions when taken into the body

    • C. 

      A person licesnsed to prepare and dispense drugs

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Advanced practive nurses and physican assistants have regulations regarding the extent of their prescription practice based on:
    • A. 

      Federal regulation

    • B. 

      State regulations

    • C. 

      ANA regulations

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      B and C

  • 3. 
    The chemical name of a drug is
    • A. 

      Also referred to as the trade name

    • B. 

      A precise desription of the drug's chemical composition

    • C. 

      Identifies the drug atomic and molecular structure of a drug

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      B and C

  • 4. 
    The generic name of a drug
    • A. 

      Identifies the drug's active ingredients

    • B. 

      Is the name assigned by the manufacturere that first develops the drug

    • C. 

      Often is derived from the chemical name

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    The official name of a drug is
    • A. 

      The name by which the drug is identified in the official publication

    • B. 

      Often the generic name

    • C. 

      Is protected by a trademark

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      B and C

  • 6. 
    The trade name of a drug
    • A. 

      Is also known as the brand name

    • B. 

      Is selected by the drug company that sells the drug

    • C. 

      Is protected by the trademark

    • D. 

      A drug can have several trade names when produced by different manufacturers

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    True or False:Some drugs can be supplied in several preparations/forms, allowing them to be given through various routes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    True or False:There are two types of drug classifcations: Pharmocokinetics and Pharmodynamics
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Pharmocokinetics does NOT include:
    • A. 

      Absorption

    • B. 

      Distribution

    • C. 

      Metabolism

    • D. 

      Excretion

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Absorption of a drug is NOT:
    • A. 

      Influenced by pH

    • B. 

      Influenced by metabolism

    • C. 

      Serum drug levels

    • D. 

      The process by which a drug is transferredy from the site of entry into the bloodstream

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about the route of administration and absorption?
    • A. 

      The rate of absorption depends on the route of administration

    • B. 

      Drugs given rectally usually are the longest to be absorbed

    • C. 

      Drugs administered intravenously are the quickest to be absorbed

    • D. 

      Injected medications are usually absorbed more rapidly than oral medications

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    True or False:Drugs that are less lipid soluble are more readily absorbed by the body.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Which is true about the pH of drugs?
    • A. 

      Basic drugs are well abosrbed in the stomach

    • B. 

      Drugs that are basic remain ionized or insoluble in an acid environment

    • C. 

      Acidic drugs are not absorbed before reaching the small intestine

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    True or False:In regards to the blood flow relating to pharmocokinetics, patients with imparied ciculatory function absorbe drugs more readily than patients with normal circulatory systems, because the slowly moving blood allows more time for medication to enter the blood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    True or False:The more extensive the absorbing surface, the slower the absorption rate of the drug.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    True or False:Food will always expedite the absorption of medications.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    _________ can manipulate drug absorption and is resistant to the digestive action of the stomach.
    • A. 

      Sustained-Released Preparations

    • B. 

      Peak-Level Preparations

    • C. 

      Enteric-Coated Preparations

    • D. 

      B and C

    • E. 

      A and C

  • 18. 
    The therapeutic range of a drug
    • A. 

      Is tested by drawing blood and measuring the level of the drug in the plasma

    • B. 

      Is the highest plasma concentration

    • C. 

      Should be measured when absorption is complete

    • D. 

      Is the amount of time it takes for 50% of the blood concentration of a drug to be eliminated from the body

    • E. 

      Is the concentration of drug in the blood serum that produces the dired effect without causing toxicity

  • 19. 
    The highest plasma concentration of the drug, which should be measured when absorption is complete, is known as
    • A. 

      Therapeutic range

    • B. 

      Serum level

    • C. 

      Peak level

    • D. 

      Trough level

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    Which is true of the trough level of a drug?
    • A. 

      This specimen should be drawn in the 1-hour interval before the next dose

    • B. 

      Is the highest plasma concentration of the drug

    • C. 

      The lowest drug concentration in the blood

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      B and C

  • 21. 
    A drug's _____ is the amount of time it takes for 50% of the blood concentration of a drug to be eliminated from the body.
    • A. 

      Loading dose

    • B. 

      Maintenance dose

    • C. 

      Peak level

    • D. 

      Therapeutic range

    • E. 

      Half-life

  • 22. 
    Drug distribution is:
    • A. 

      An aspect of pharmacokinetics

    • B. 

      Depends on blood flow to the tissue

    • C. 

      Depends on the drug's ability to leave the bloodstream and ability to enter the cells

    • D. 

      B and C

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about metabolism?
    • A. 

      Is a feature of pharmacodynamics

    • B. 

      The liver is the primary organ

    • C. 

      Is also known as biotransformation

    • D. 

      Is the change of a drug from its original form to a new form

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is true about excretion?
    • A. 

      The liver excretes most drugs

    • B. 

      Bile excretion is the primary route for the excretion of gaseous substances

    • C. 

      There are no laws requiring manufacturers to include the implications for geriatric patients

    • D. 

      It is the process of removing a drug, or its metabolites (products of metabolism), from the body

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    Drugs act at the cellular level to achieve the desired effects and the process by which drugs alter cell physiology and affect the body is called:
    • A. 

      Pharmacokinetics

    • B. 

      Pharmacodynamics

    • C. 

      A form of drug classification

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      B and C