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Self-Assessment Answers for Section 1: Caring For Patients At The End Of Life
1 . In the United States, what term is generally used for care of people who are not expected to live more than 6 months?
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2 . Which statement is most true about pain relief at the end of life?
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3 . In crafting goals of treatment, the values, beliefs, and priorities of which person should be primary?
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4 . If a patient is not alert enough to communicate, what should be used to determine if he or she is experiencing pain?
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5 . Which of the following questions is an example of the technique of reflective listening?
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6 . Which of the following is a possible way to reduce the potential for GI bleeding with NSAIDs?
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7 . In the absence of other indicators, which of the following would be the least effective indicator of depression in a patient with terminal cancer?
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8 . What condition of a patient may be beneficial during the terminal phase of an illness?
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9 . Which of the following is an example of how a clinician can show support for a bereaved relative or loved one?
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10 . What is an example of a culturally-specific value that might surprise an American-trained physician?
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Self-Assessment Answers for Section 2: Controlled Substance Education For Prescribers
11 . The regulations set forth in the CSA are primarily enforced by _______________.
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12 . What two competing needs must the CSA and regulators attempt to balance?
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13 . Which of the following factors might be used to determine into which schedule a drug or other substance should be placed?
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14 . Into how many classes does the CSA assign drugs or other substances?
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15 . Heroin, LSD, MDMA, and cannabis are currently listed in which CSA schedule?
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16 . Drugs in which schedule are deemed to have a high potential for abuse or dependence but also have a currently accepted medical use in the US?
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17 . Substances in which schedule have a low potential for abuse, and also have currently accepted medical uses in the United States?
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18 . Any person who handles or intends to handle controlled substances must obtain what?
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19 . If a physician is filling in for another physician in another state as part of a locum tenens arrangement, the substitute physician can legally prescribe controlled substances as long as he or she is legitimately registered with the DEA in his or her home state.
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20 . In an emergency, a prescriber may phone or electronically submit a prescription for a Schedule II drug to a pharmacy, but must follow up with a written prescription within 7 days.
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21 . Which of the following items does not need to be contained in any prescription for a controlled substance?
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22 . Which of the following might suggest inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances by a clinician?
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23 . The Ryan Haight Act made it illegal to _________________.
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24 . Although initially thought to be less prone to induce tolerance and dependence than barbiturates, benzodiazepines are now recognized to be just as liable to diversion and abuse.
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25 . Drugs with the highest risk for subsequent addiction slowly elicit dopamine release in the midbrain.
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