INSTRUCTIONS COPD: Overview and survey of NP knowledge
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COPD: Overview and survey of NP knowledgeCOPD: Overview and survey of NP knowledge
General Purpose: The purpose of this learning activity is to provide information about physical presentation and management of COPD, and how NP knowledge relates to those. Learning Objectives: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader will be able to: 1. Describe the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of COPD. 2. Discuss the findings of the survey described in the article. 3. Identify the NP's use of therapies for COPD.
- What percentage of patients with COPD remains undiagnosed?
- Which diagnostic test is the best for confirming COPD?
- arterial blood gas
- postbronchodilator spirometry
- pulse oximetry
- chest radiograph
- COPD often causes loss of all of the following except
- bone mass.
- body fat.
- inflammatory response.
- Which of the following statements comparing COPD in men and women is true?
- Women are more likely to be diagnosed with COPD than men.
- Men with COPD experience more dyspnea than women.
- Women with COPD have a higher mortality than men.
- Men with COPD have higher rates of cardiovascular disease than women.
- Atopy is usually linked to
- chronic bronchitis.
- COPD from any cause.
- Research indicates that which provider is least likely to perform spirometry?
- family practice provider
- internal medicine provider
- Which of the following is key when interpreting spirometry?
- vital capacity
- forced expiratory flow
- peak expiratory flow rate
- forced expired volume
- The mainstay of COPD management is inhaled
- Which of the following improves lung function and decreases platelet function?
- thymus vulgaris
- Which of the following major COPD symptoms did NPs identify 97% of the time?
- sputum production
- chronic cough
- nocturnal awakening
- chest tightness
- What percentage of NPs correctly identified the primary diagnostic tool for COPD?
- less than 40%
- more than 60%
- Most NPs use which treatment for primary management of COPD?
- inhaled medications
- oral medications
- smoking cessation and pulmonary rehabilitation
- Which of the following is correct about NP certification and COPD symptom identification?
- NPs with population-specific certification identified the most symptoms.
- NPs with adult certification identified the least symptoms.
- NPs with family certification were usually unable to identify major symptoms.
- NPs from all certifications identified about the same amount of symptoms.
- Which NPs identified inhaled pharmacotherapy as a primary treatment significantly more than other NPs?
- population-specific and family
- family and adult
- population-specific and adult
- An identified limitation of the study presented is the responders'
- inability to add supplemental information.
- lack of awareness of the purpose of the investigation.
- poor return rate.
- having to spend large amount of time on survey.
- Use of spirometry as an early diagnostic tool is particularly important for which population that suffers from more aggressive disease?
- men over age 70
- pediatric patients
- middle-age men
- Which of the following findings is characteristic of COPD?
- increased body fat
- increased tactile fremitus
- pleural friction rub
- Which of the following women is most likely to develop COPD?
- SS, who has been a sculptor for 10 years.
- JB, who is 10 years old, has been living on a tobacco farm.
- MD, who has been working in Los Angeles for the last 10 years.
- KR, who lived with a smoker from birth to 10 years.