By Maria T. Codina Leik MSN APRN BC FNP-C
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When answer options are written in this style, it makes them 30 16:49 P1: SBT SVNF030C02 SVNF030/Leik September 20, 2007 Question Dissection and Analysis more time-consuming to solve because they are harder to comprehend. Design a note-writing system to use for the exam. Use symbols and abbreviations to save time. ) or a “T” for true or “F” for false. If you find yourself spending more than 3 minutes on one question, you are wasting time. Answer the question at random and “mark” it. This special command is taught during the computer tutorial and allows you to return to the question and change the answer at a later time in the exam.
In addition, it is helpful to memorize the names of FDA Category X drugs (listed in this section under “notes”). II. Examples Example A Using the drug class as the answer option: Which of the following classes of drugs is preferred treatment for communityacquired pneumonia in patients below the age of 60 with no comorbidity: a) b) c) d) Macrolides Beta lactams Cephalosporins Fluoroquinolones Example B Which of the following drugs is preferred treatment for community-acquired pneumonia for patients below the age of 60 with no comorbidity: a) b) c) d) Erythromycin (Ery-Tab) 500 mg po BID for 10 days Amoxicillin (Amoxil) 500 mg po TID for 14 days Cephalexin (Keflex) 500 mg po QID × 12 days Levaquinolone (Levaquin) 500 mg po daily × 7 days Example C The following is an example of a question of a common side effect: A side effect that may be seen in a patient who is being treated with captoril (Capoten) for hypertension is which of the following: 23 16:49 P1: SBT SVNF030C02 SVNF030/Leik September 20, 2007 Chapter 2 a) b) c) d) dry cough swollen ankles hyperuricemia hypotension III.
2) Notice the word normal conversation. ” Take it at face value. 3) The question is not asking directly about the teen’s condition. It is asking about an emergent condition. Do not automatically assume that the stem relates directly to the patient discussed in the case scenario. Therefore, this rules out Option A and Option B. 4) Option C does not indicate an emergent condition. 5) Changes in level of consciousness on the test are usually subtle changes. Words to watch for are difficulty answering questions, slurred speech, seems confused, not understanding instructions/conversation, stuporous, lethargic, combative, and so forth.