INSTRUCTIONS Myasthenia gravis: Helping patients have better outcomes
- To take the test online, go to our secure website at http://www.nursingcenter.com/ce/NP.
- On the print form, record your answers in the test answer section of the CE enrollment form on page 37. Each question has only one correct answer. You may make copies of these forms.
- Complete the registration information and course evaluation. Mail the completed form and registration fee of $21.95 to: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, CE Group, 74 Brick Blvd., Bldg. 4, Suite 206, Brick, NJ 08723. We will mail your certificate in 4 to 6 weeks. For faster service, include a fax number and we will fax your certificate within 2 business days of receiving your enrollment form.
- You will receive your CE certificate of earned contact hours and an answer key to review your results.There is no minimum passing grade.
- Registration deadline is September 30, 2014.
DISCOUNTS and CUSTOMER SERVICE
- Send two or more tests in any nursing journal published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins together and deduct $0.95 from the price of each test.
- We also offer CE accounts for hospitals and other healthcare facilities on nursingcenter.com. Call 1–800–787–8985 for details.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of The Nurse Practitioner journal, will award 2.3 contact hours for this continuing nursing education activity.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749 for 2.3 contact hours. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #FBN2454.
Your certificate is valid in all states. This activity has been assigned 0.5 pharmacology credits.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.
Myasthenia gravis: Helping patients have better outcomes
General Purpose: To provide the nurse practitioner with a review of (MG) and its management. Learning Objectives: After reading this article and taking the test, the NP will be able to: 1. Describe the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and signs and symptoms of MG. 2. Discuss the diagnosis, treatment and potential complications of MG.
- MG is classified as which type of disease?
- Patients with MG commonly have
- MG frequently affects
- men younger than 40 years.
- women younger than 40 years.
- Which of the following medications may exacerbate MG symptoms?
- c acetaminophen
- Which is least likely to be the first noticeable symptom of MG?
- eye muscle weakness
- slurred speech
- difficulty swallowing
- weak hand grip
- Which organization has developed a classification scale for MG?
- Myasthenia Gravis Society of North America
- Myasthenia Gravis Association
- Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
- International Myasthenia Gravis Association
- Paralysis of which muscles occur in myasthenic crisis?
- lower limb
- The initial diagnosis of MG involves assessing impairment of
- eye movement.
- facial movements.
- Which diagnostic test is monitored at intervals in the patient with MG?
- forced vital capacity
- liver function test
- The diagnosis of MG may be immediately confirmed by a patient's response to
- cholinergic drugs.
- beta-agonist bronchodilators.
- In response to I.edrophonium chloride, most patients with MG have a marked improvement in muscle tone within
- 4 minutes.
- 5 to 10 minutes.
- 15 to 25 minutes.
- 30 to 60 minutes.
- Instruct patients prescribed pyridostigmine to take it
- 30 minutes before meals.
- 30 minutes after meals.
- early in the morning.
- at bedtime.
- Myasthenic crisis is a result of
- vitamin deficiency.
- For patients with MG who have thymomas, which is often recommended?
- radiation therapy
- periodic monitoring
- In patients refractory to conventional therapy, an effective short-term treatment for acute exacerbations of MG is
- corticosteroid therapy.
- immunosuppressant therapy.
- IVIg improves symptoms in about what percentage of patients with MG?
- When first diagnosed with MG, patients often develop
- hand tremors.
- weight gain.
- Patients with MG are at increased risk for developing
- heart failure.
- coronary artery disease.
- Type II diabetes.
- community-acquired pneumonia.