Assignment: Case Primary Care

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Assignment: Case Primary Care

Assignment: Case Primary Care 

Assignment: Case Primary Care

Question 522 pts An 80-year-old patient asks a primary care NP about OTC antacids for occasional heartburn. The NP notes that the patient has a normal complete blood count and normal electrolytes and a slight elevation in creatinine levels. The NP should recommend: calcium carbonate (Tums). aluminum hydroxide (Amphojel). sodium bicarbonate (Alka-Seltzer). magnesium hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia). Question 532 pts A 50-year-old woman with a family history of CHD is experiencing occasional hot flashes and is having periods every 3 to 4 months. She asks the primary care NP about HT to relieve her symptoms. The NP should: prescribe estrogen-only therapy. initiate oral contraceptive pills now. discuss using bioidentical HT. plan to use estrogen-progesterone therapy when menopause begins. Question 542 pts A patient who has breast cancer has been taking toremifene for 2 weeks. She tells her primary care NP that she thinks her tumor has grown larger. The NP should: schedule her for a breast ultrasound. reassure her that this is common and will subside. tell her she may need an increased dose of this medication. contact her oncologist to discuss adding another medication. Question 552 pts A patient reports having episodes of dizziness, nausea, and lightheadedness and describes a sensation of the room spinning when these occur. The primary care NP will refer the patient to a specialist who, after diagnostic testing, is likely to prescribe: meclizine. ondansetron. scopolamine. dimenhydrinate. Question 562 pts The primary care NP sees a patient who has a history of hypertension and alcoholism. The patient is not taking any medications. The NP auscultates crackles in both lungs and palpates the liver 2 cm below the costal margin. Laboratory tests show an elevated creatinine level. The NP will refer this patient to a cardiologist and should prescribe: albuterol metered-dose inhaler. furosemide (Lasix). spironolactone (Aldactone). chlorthalidone (Zaroxolyn). Question 572 pts A perimenopausal woman tells the primary care NP that she is having hot flashes and increasingly severe mood swings. The woman has had a hysterectomy. The NP should prescribe: estrogen-only HT. low-dose oral contraceptive therapy. selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor therapy until menopause begins. estrogen-progesterone HT. Question 582 pts A primary care NP prescribes a COCP for a woman who is taking them for the first time. After teaching, the woman should correctly state the need for using a backup form of contraception if she: is having vomiting or diarrhea. delays taking a pill by 5 or 6 hours. takes nonsteroidalantiinflammatory drugs several days in a row. has recurrent headaches or insomnia. Question 592 pts A patient who has had a new onset of AF the day prior will undergo cardioversion that day. The primary care NP will expect the cardiologist to: give clopidogrel after administering cardioversion. administer cardioversion without using anticoagulants. give warfarin and aspirin before attempting cardioversion. give low-dose aspirin before administering cardioversion. Question 602 pts A patient in the clinic reports frequent episodes of bloating, abdominal pain, and loose stools to the primary care nurse practitioner (NP). An important question the NP should ask about the abdominal pain is: the relation of the pain to stools. what time of day the pain occurs. whether the pain is sharp or diffuse. the age of the patient when the pain began.

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