Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology Quiz! Trivia

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 112

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology Quiz! Trivia

Nurse anesthesia pharmacology quizzes trivia. Anesthesia helps in not only calming a patient but also reducing or removing the pain one would feel if they went through surgery without being under. How do different types of anesthesia drugs affect different organs? Is your knowledge enough to help you pass this quiz? Give it a try and see what facts you may have forgotten about different drugs. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    With neuraxial opioids, early-onset respiratory depression is usually due to...
    • A. 

      Local absorption of water-soluble opioids, a peripherally-mediated response.

    • B. 

      Systemic absorption of water-soluble opioids, a peripherally-mediated response.

    • C. 

      Systemic absorption of lipid-soluble opioids, a centrally-mediated response.

    • D. 

      Local absorption of lipid-soluble opioids, a centrally-mediated response.

  • 2. 
    Sleep enhances respiratory depression by depressing the hypoxic drive to breathe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The number of calories required to increase the temperature of 1 g of a substance by 1 C is...
    • A. 

      Latent heat of vaporization

    • B. 

      Boiling point

    • C. 

      Nonspecific heat

    • D. 

      Specific heat

  • 4. 
    Opioids do NOT affect hypoxic pulmonary vasodilation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In one-lung ventilation, less-soluble gas agents are preferred.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What is the hallmark characteristic of opioid anesthesia?
    • A. 

      Cardiovascular instability

    • B. 

      Cardiovascular stability

    • C. 

      Respiratory depression

    • D. 

      Blunted SNS response to laryngoscopy

  • 7. 
    Opioids blunt the SNS response AND enhance the PSNS response.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Meperidine is structurally similar to...
    • A. 

      Thiopental

    • B. 

      Epinephrine

    • C. 

      Atropine

    • D. 

      Atracurium

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements are true?
    • A. 

      Opioids do not affect baroreceptors, or cardiac perfusion, and has cardiac protection

    • B. 

      Opioids enhance the baroreceptor response, does not affect cardiac perfusion and does not offer cardiac protection.

    • C. 

      Opioids do not affect the baroreceptors, do not affect cardiac perfusion, do not affect cardiac protection.

    • D. 

      Opioids increase cardiac perfusion, but also increase myocardial demand by causing tachycardia.

  • 10. 
    Opioids decrease the pituitary-adrenal axis, this results in...
    • A. 

      A decreased stress response which leads to an increased risk of injuries.

    • B. 

      A decreased stress response which leads to a decreased risk of injuries.

    • C. 

      An increased stress response which leads to an increased risk of injuries.

    • D. 

      An increased stress response, which leads to a decreased risk of injuries.

  • 11. 
    Urinary retention from intrathecal administration of morphine is more commonly seen in
    • A. 

      The elderly

    • B. 

      Young men

    • C. 

      Women

    • D. 

      Children

  • 12. 
    How do opioids affect the GI tract?
    • A. 

      Opioids cause a decreased GI motility, increased peristalsis, increased diarrhea

    • B. 

      Opioids cause a decreased GI motility, decreased acid production, decreased gastric emptying, decreased constipation

    • C. 

      Opioids cause a increased GI motility, increased acid production, decreased gastric emptying

    • D. 

      Opioids cause a decreased GI motility, increased acid production, increased constipation

  • 13. 
    Which of these is acetaminophen not good for?
    • A. 

      Post-op headache.

    • B. 

      Arthritic pain.

    • C. 

      Mild, achy pain.

    • D. 

      Swollen ankle.

  • 14. 
    What happens when you combine meperidine with MAOIs?
    • A. 

      You increase the risk for severe respiratory depression.

    • B. 

      You decrease the risk for tachycardia.

    • C. 

      You increase the risk for serotonin syndrome.

    • D. 

      You decrease the risk for bradycardia.

  • 15. 
    How do opioids affect the chemoreceptor zone?
    • A. 

      Mu and kappa receptors on the postrema area of the medulla

    • B. 

      Delta and kappa receptors on the postrema area of the medulla

    • C. 

      Mu and delta receptors on the postrema area of the medulla

    • D. 

      Alpha and beta receptors on the postrema area of the medulla

  • 16. 
    What happens when you mix opioids with benzodiazepines?
    • A. 

      Enhanced bradycardia

    • B. 

      Enhanced respiratory depression.

    • C. 

      Decreased respiratory depression.

    • D. 

      Enhanced amnestic effect.

  • 17. 
    Which of these is the correct written order for Hydromorphone for post-op pain?
    • A. 

      Hydromorphone 0.5 mg IV Q20 minutes PRN for pain, max dose of 4 mg in 2 hour period.

    • B. 

      Hydromorphone 2 mg IV Q20 minutes PRN for pain, max dose of 4 mg in 2 hour period. Maintain RR >20.

    • C. 

      Hydromorphone 0.5 mg IV Q10 minutes PRN for pain, max dose of 2 mg in 2 hour period. Maintain RR >20.

    • D. 

      Hydromorphone 0.5 mg IV Q20 minutes PRN for pain, max dose of 4 mg in 2 hour period. Maintain RR >20.

  • 18. 
    Which receptors does naloxone work on?
    • A. 

      Mu

    • B. 

      Alpha

    • C. 

      Kappa

    • D. 

      Pi

    • E. 

      Delta

    • F. 

      Beta

    • G. 

      Gamma

    • H. 

      Epsilon

    • I. 

      Sigma

  • 19. 
    What is the main adverse effect of naloxone we are MOST worried about?
    • A. 

      Analgesia reversal

    • B. 

      Reversal of respiratory depression

    • C. 

      Enhanced N/V

    • D. 

      Flash pulmonary edema

  • 20. 
    Naloxone has many indications it can be used for...
    • A. 

      Pruritis

    • B. 

      Analgesia

    • C. 

      Euphoria

    • D. 

      Muscle rigidity

    • E. 

      Muscle flaccidity

    • F. 

      Biliary spasm

    • G. 

      Depression

    • H. 

      Urinary Retention

    • I. 

      Respiratory depression

    • J. 

      Drooling

    • K. 

      Tachycardia

  • 21. 
    Nalbuphine works on the following receptors as a...
    • A. 

      Partial mu agonist, full kappa agonist

    • B. 

      Partial mu agonist, full delta agonist

    • C. 

      Full mu agonist, full kappa agonist

    • D. 

      Partial mu agonist, partial kappa agonist

    • E. 

      Partial mu agonist, full kappa antagonist

  • 22. 
    Nalbuphine is a partial agonist, it is often used to...
    • A. 

      Enhance the respiratory depression, while reversing the analgesic effects.

    • B. 

      Reverse the respiratory depression, while maintaining the analgesic effects.

    • C. 

      Enhance both the respiratory depression and analgesic effects.

    • D. 

      Fully reverse the respiratory depression and fully reverse the analgesic effects.

  • 23. 
    The temperature at which vapor pressure exceeds atmospheric pressure in an open container.
    • A. 

      Freezing point

    • B. 

      Vapor point

    • C. 

      Boiling point

    • D. 

      Latent heat of vaporization

    • E. 

      Specific heat

  • 24. 
    A gas that exists as a gas-only at ambient temperature, but can be compressed into liquids under high pressure at ambient temperature. 
    • A. 

      Nitrous oxide

    • B. 

      Air

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Sevoflurane

    • E. 

      Isoflurane

    • F. 

      Desflurane

  • 25. 
    When you are overpressurizing the system/patient, which of these is occurring?
    • A. 

      Increasing diffusion gradient

    • B. 

      Decreasing diffusion gradient

    • C. 

      Increasing delivery of gas

    • D. 

      Decreasing delivery of gas

    • E. 

      Decreasing concentration of gas

    • F. 

      Increasing concentration of gas

Back to Top Back to top