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Based on Real Life Scenarios to Prepare You for Exams and Enhance Your Knowledge
Activity 15: Substance Abuse
A patient with chronic pain who has been on opiates for the last fifteen years has an addiction.
The all-cause mortality rate doubles for elderly patients after a hip fracture.
In the United States, about 300,000 people experience a hip fracture each year.
Buprenorphine is only available in combination with naloxone in the United States.
The average life expectancy in the United States is approximately 79 years of age.
The average life expectancy for Americans puts the United States behind other developed nations.
The United States previously had been a global leader in life expectancy for its citizens in the 1960s.
The leading cause of death in the United States is Cancer.
For-profit hospitals are less likely to have palliative care programs.
A hospice patient may utilize the respite benefit only once during each hospice benefit period.
All of the following are considered a standard drink in the United States except:
A. 3 ounces of distilled spirits
B. 5 ounces of wine
C. 8 ounces of malt liquor
D. 12 ounces of beer
All of the following medications are approved for alcohol abuse, except:
JM is a 49-year-old male patient who admits to “drinking a 12 pack of beer daily for the last 30 years”. You have been asked to see the patient for alcohol withdrawal. You calculate an initial CIWA (Clinical Institute Withdrawl Assessment) score of 14 and determine that:
A. The patient is not in alcohol withdrawal
B. The patient is in mild to moderate alcohol withdrawal
C. The patient is in severe alcohol withdrawal
D. It is not possible to determine if the patient is in alcohol withdrawal
Based on your answer to question 43, which of the following is the best answer regarding medications for this patient for alcohol withdrawal?
A. No medications for alcohol withdrawal
B. Only PRN medications for alcohol withdrawal
C. Only scheduled medications for alcohol withdrawal
D. Either PRN, scheduled, or a combination of these for alcohol withdrawal
How many people in the United States have reported misuse of prescription opioids?
A. 2 million
B. 4 million
C. 5 million
D. 10 million
The estimated cost of the opioid epidemic in the United States for 2015 was approximately how much (in U.S. dollars)?
A. 500 million
B. 200 Billion
C. 500 Billion
E. 1 Trillion
Which of the following medications are approved for treating opioid use disorder?
D. A and C only
E. A, B, and C
Which of the following is not true regarding opioid use disorder?
A. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach
B. Patients should have access to mental health services
C. Counseling from health care providers is not relevant
D. Patient-centered care allows patients to make better decisions regarding care
Opioid-related inpatient hospital stays increased by what percent in the United States between 2005 and 2014?
In the United States, among the 42,249 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2016, which drug was the most frequent cause?
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