Palliative care Trivia Quiz

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Palliative care Trivia Quiz

Based on your clinical experience and studying, please answer the following questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      “My leg hurts right here.”

    • B. 

      “I’m so worried about my wife.”

    • C. 

      “I don’t know how I’ll get to my appointment.”

    • D. 

      “Why did I get this disease?”

  • 2. 
    Mrs. DeGilio is an 84 year old woman with rheumatoid arthritis affecting hands, feet and knees.  Today she notes increased swelling and pain in her knees.  An important question in pain assessment is:
    • A. 

      Have you noticed a fever?

    • B. 

      How does it affect your life?

    • C. 

      Have you lost weight?

    • D. 

      How are you feeling overall?

  • 3. 
    Neuropathic pain is:
    • A. 

      Usually treated with anti-inflammatory agents

    • B. 

      A result of disordered nerve function

    • C. 

      Due to direct stimulation of intact nociceptors

    • D. 

      Rarely responsive to opioid analgesics

  • 4. 
    Mr. Martin has locally advanced transitional cell cancer of the bladder with chronic pelvic and abdominal pain.  Which of the following is MOST IMPORTANT in determining the maximum dose of oral morphine during dose titration?
    • A. 

      Pain relief

    • B. 

      Respiratory depression

    • C. 

      Risk of overstepping regulatory limits

    • D. 

      Strength of pill

  • 5. 
    Pharmacologic tolerance develops to all of the following side effects of opioid analgesics EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Sedation

    • B. 

      Constipation

    • C. 

      Respiratory depression

    • D. 

      Nausea

  • 6. 
    All of the following are key elements of palliative care EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Pain and symptom management

    • B. 

      Psychological and spiritual support

    • C. 

      Getting the patient to be DNR

    • D. 

      Coordination of care

  • 7. 
    The single MOST IMPORTANT feature that defines opioid drug addiction (psychological dependence) is:
    • A. 

      An increasing need for the drug over time

    • B. 

      Complaint of pain exceeding that expected for a given medical problem

    • C. 

      Development of withdrawal when the drug is stopped

    • D. 

      Evidence of adverse life consequences from drug use

  • 8. 
    Mr. Kelly has been taking a 60 mg of long-acting morphine every 12 hours. The most appropriate initial order for breakthrough short-acting morphine is:
    • A. 

      10 mg q4

    • B. 

      15 mg q4

    • C. 

      30 mg q4

    • D. 

      45 mg q4

  • 9. 
    The single MOST IMPORTANT supplemental therapy to consider when starting patients on opioids for pain is:
    • A. 

      Nsaids for adjuvant pain

    • B. 

      Laxatives for constipation

    • C. 

      Anti-depressants to supplement pain relief

    • D. 

      Anti-emetic to treat nausea

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Summarize the plan for care

    • B. 

      Reassure the family that all will be OK

    • C. 

      Tell them to be strong

    • D. 

      Summarize their decisions about code status