2020 New York Medical Licensure Program

 
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Self-Assessment Answers for Section 1: Opioid Analgesics in the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain
1 . Which type of pain is characterized by aberrant signal processing in the peripheral or central nervous system?
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2 . What term describes the phenomenon of pain being caused by a normally innocuous stimulus such as light touch?
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3 . What is the likely physiological basis for opioid-induced hyperalgesia?
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4 . Which statement best summarizes the CDC finding about opioids for chronic pain?
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5 . Opioid pain medications should not be combined with _______________?
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6 . Which of the following topics should be routinely covered as part of patient education about opioid analgesics?
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7 . Although the absolute risk for inducing opioid misuse or addiction due to prescriptions of opioids for acute pain is low, the large number of such prescriptions means that approximately how many people are at risk each year?
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8 . Non-pharmacologic methods for treating acute pain are appropriate for which phase of healing?
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9 . Long-acting (LA) and extended-release (ER) formulations of opioids should not be used for __________________?
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10 . What is one suggestion for a way to augment opioid treatment in order to help improve a patient’s pain and function?
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11 . Which of the following is an example of a functional goal?
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12 . According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, what amount of opioid analgesic is appropriate for most painful conditions?
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13 . Which class of patients might require more frequent or intense monitoring when prescribed an opioid analgesic?
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14 . Which of the following characteristics is typical of patients who are addicted to a pain medication?
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15 . Most experts agree that opioid dosages should not be increased to _______ without careful justification based on diagnosis and on an individualized assessment of benefits and risks.
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16 . The availability of naloxone was increased in 2019 by an FDA decision that ____________.
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17 . Which of the following medications is a full mu-receptor agonist used to treat Opioid Use Disorder?
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18 . Which of the following medications can be self-administered by patients with a medication obtained from a regular pharmacy?
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19 . For which of the following must clinicians obtain a special waiver from the DEA prior to being able to prescribe the medication?
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20 . Which of the following is a possible reason for prescribing naloxone to a patient who has been prescribed an opioid analgesic?
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Self-Assessment Answers for Section 2: Infection Control in Healthcare Settings
21 . The transmission of infectious agents from reservoir to infected host from a portal of exit to a portal of entry is called ____________?
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22 . A fomite is _____________?
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23 . The term “inoculum” refers to ___________.
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24 . Healthcare workers should consider all used injection supplies to be potentially contaminated because _____________?
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25 . A passive safety feature _____________?
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26 . Transporting a patient in a wheelchair generally requires which kind of personal protective equipment for the healthcare worker?
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27 . Special procedures are recommended for the disinfection and/or sterilization of equipment used on which types of patients?
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28 . Which agent is most effective for reducing the number of microbes on hands and is the preferred method for decontaminating hands that are not visibly soiled?
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29 . If a respirator is used during contact with a patient with a contagious illness, it should be removed ______________.
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30 . Disinfectants are antimicrobial agents appropriate for ______________?
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31 . Unlike sterilization, disinfection is not____________?
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32 . The definition of a semi-critical device is ____________?
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33 . When sepsis is suspected, within what time period should antibiotics be initiated?
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34 . The most common manifestation of sepsis is _______________.
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35 . Which of the following is a recommended method of preventing sepsis?
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