NSG6005 Week 9 Assignment 3 Quiz

Question 1. Jonathan has been diagnosed with strep throat and needs a prescription for an antibiotic. He says the last time he had penicillin he developed a red, blotchy rash. The appropriate antibiotic to prescribe would be:

Penicillin VK, since his rash does not sound like a serious rash


Cefadroxil (Duricef)


Question 2. Tetracyclines are contraindicated in children younger than 8 years because of:

Risk of developing cartilage problems

Development of significant diarrhea

Risk of kernicterus

Adverse effects on bone growth

Question 3. Lisa is a healthy non-pregnant adult woman who recently had a UTI. She is asking about drinking cranberry juice to prevent a recurrence of the UTI. The answer to give her would be:

“Sixteen ounces per day of cranberry juice cocktail will prevent UTIs.”

“100% cranberry juice or cranberry juice extract may decrease UTIs in some patients.”

“There is no evidence that cranberry juice helps prevent UTIs.”

“Cranberry juice only works to prevent UTIs in children.”

Question 4. Rose is a 3 year old with an upper respiratory infection (URI). Treatment for her URI would include:




Nasal saline spray

Question 5. Patient education for a patient who is prescribed antibiotics for sinusitis includes:

Use of nasal saline washes

Use of inhaled corticosteroids

Avoiding the use of ibuprofen while ill

Use of laxatives to treat constipation

Question 6. Patients who should be cautious about using decongestants for an upper respiratory infection include:

School-age children

Patients with asthma

Patients with cardiac disease

Patients with allergies

Question 7. Janet was recently treated with clindamycin for an infection. She calls the advice nurse because she is having frequent diarrhea that she thinks may have blood in it. What would be the appropriate care for her?

Encourage increased fluids and fiber

Assess for pseudomembranous colitis

Advise her to eat yogurt daily to help restore her gut bacteria

Start her on an antidiarrheal medication

Question 8. To prevent further development of antibacterial resistance it is recommended fluoroquinolones be reserved for treatment of:

Urinary tract infections in young women

Upper respiratory infections in adults

Skin and soft tissue infections in adults

Community-acquired pneumonia in patients with comorbidities

Question 9. Nicole is a 4-year-old female with a febrile urinary tract infection. She is generally healthy and has no drug allergies. Appropriate initial therapy for her UTI would be:





Question 10. Sally is a 16-year-old female with a urinary tract infection. She is healthy, afebrile, with no use of antibiotics in the previous 6 months and no drug allergies. An appropriate first-line antibiotic choice for her would be:





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