· Question 1
Which of the following can result from chronic inflammation of a meibomian gland?
· Question 2
What conditions must be met for you to bill “incident to” the physician, receiving 100% reimbursement from Medicare?
You must initiate the plan of care for the patient
The physician must be on-site and engaged in patient care
You must be employed as an independent contractor
You must be the main health care provider who sees the patient
· Question 3
Of the following choices, the least likely cause of cough is:
· Question 4
The most common correlate(s) with chronic bronchitis and emphysema is(are):
Familial and genetic factors
· Question 5
Which choice below is least effective for alleviating symptoms of the common cold?
· Question 6
When teaching a patient with hypertension about restricting sodium, you would include which of the following instructions?
Diets with markedly reduced intakes of sodium may be associated with other beneficial effects beyond blood pressure control
Sodium restriction can cause serious adverse effects
A goal of 3 g of sodium chloride or 1.2 g of sodium per day is easily achievable
Seventy-five of sodium intake is derived from processed foods
· Question 7
Which of the following heart murmurs warrants the greatest concern?
Venous hum murmur
· Question 8
A patient presents with an inflamed upper eyelid margin. The conjunctiva is red and there is particulate matter along the upper eyelid. The patient complains of a sensation that “there is something in my eye.” What is the diagnosis and how should it be treated?
Hordeolum; treat with a topical antibiotic and warm compress
Conjunctivitis; treat with topical antibiotic and warm compresses
Blepharitis; treat with warm compresses and gentle debridement with a cotton swab
Chalazion; refer to an ophthalmologist for incision and drainage
· Question 9
A 57-year-old male presents to urgent care complaining of substernal chest discomfort for the past hour. The EKG reveals ST elevations in Leads II, III, and AVF. The nurse practitioner is aware that these changes are consistent with which myocardial infarction territory?
· Question 10
The nurse practitioner observes a tympanic membrane that is opaque, has decreased mobility, and is without bulging or inflammation. The least likely diagnosis for this patient is:
Acute otitis media (AOM)
Otitis media with effusion
Mucoid otitis media
Serous otitis media
· Question 11
Alan, age 54, notices a bulge in his midline every time he rises from bed in the morning. You tell him it is a ventral hernia, also known as:
· Question 12
A 58-year-old man is diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus after an endoscopy. He has no known allergies. Which of the following medications is MOST appropriate to treat this patient’s disorder?
None of the above
· Question 13
Larry, age 66, is a smoker with hyperlipidemia and hypertension. He is 6 months post-MI. To prevent reinfarction, the most important behavior change that he can make is to:
Maintain aggressive hypertension therapy
Stick to a low-fat, low-sodium diet
Continue with his exercise program
· Question 14
Risk factors for acute arterial insufficiency include which of the following?
Recent myocardial infarction
All of the above
· Question 15
Impetigo and folliculitis are usually successfully treated with:
Topical steroid creams
Cleansing and debridement