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The term “pharmacology” is MOST accurately defined as:
A medication with antagonistic properties is one that:
A drug is contraindicated for a patient when it:
Which of the following is an example of a brand (trade) name of a drug?
Advil, Nuprin, and Motrin are brand (trade) names for the generic medication:
Which of the following is an example of a drug’s generic name?
When gathering a patient’s medications, you find the following: Isordil, Lasix, Motrin, and Digoxin. Which of these medications can be obtained over-the-counter (OTC)?
Which of the following statements regarding parenteral medications is correct?
Which of the following is the MOST rapidly acting medication administration route?
Which of the following medication routes has the slowest rate of absorption?
Which of the following medication routes would be the MOST appropriate to use in an unconscious patient when intravenous access cannot be obtained?
Subcutaneous injections deliver the medication:
While assisting a paramedic in the attempted resuscitation of a 55-year-old male in cardiac arrest, you should expect the paramedic to:
How is nitroglycerin usually given by the EMT?
Which of the following medication routes delivers a drug through the skin over an extended period of time, such as a nitroglycerin or nicotine patch?
A mucosal atomizer device (MAD) is used to deliver certain medications via the:
The __________ of a medication usually dictates the route by which it will be administered.
Medications encased in a gelatin shell taken by mouth are called:
What medication form does oral glucose come in?
You are dispatched to a movie theater for a 39-year-old female with signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction. As you are assessing her, she pulls an epinephrine auto-injector out of her purse and hands it to you. After administering 100% oxygen, you should:
A 31-year-old female is experiencing an acute asthma attack. She is conscious and alert, but in obvious respiratory distress. After assisting her with her prescribed MDI, you should:
A 49-year-old male with an extensive cardiac history presents with 2 hours of crushing chest pain and shortness of breath. He is pale and diaphoretic and tells you that he feels like he is going to die. His medications include nitroglycerin, sildenafil (Viagra), and enalapril (Vasotec). His blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg and his heart rate is 110 beats/min. In addition to administering 100% oxygen, you should:
The process of binding or sticking to a surface is called:
The medical term for an extremely low blood glucose level is:
Which of the following statements regarding glucose is correct?
Aspirin is beneficial to patients suspected of having a heart attack because it:
When given to patients with cardiac-related chest pain, nitroglycerin:
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of epinephrine?
Which of the following statements regarding the epinephrine auto-injector is correct?
With the flowmeter set at 6 L/min, the nasal cannula will deliver up to _______ oxygen.