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Pharmacology CME Sample Questions

Question 1: Which of the following describes the purpose of a nerve block for pain relief? (Select all that apply.)

  1. For short-term pain management after surgery

  2. To use as a type of anesthesia for a minor surgery

  3. As an amnestic during surgery so the patient will not remember the pain

  4. To allow more time for an area to heal

  5. As treatment for an ongoing painful condition

Question 2: The nurse is administering cromolyn sodium (Intal) for a patient with asthma. Which of the following are true about this drug? (Select all that apply)


  1. It causes confusion

  2. It causes headache

  3. It causes diarrhea

  4. It prevents an attack

  5. It treats an acute attack

  6. It causes photosensitivity

  7. It does not cause wheezing


Reference: Lemone PT, Burke KM, Bauldoff G, Gubrud P. Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Reasoning in Patient Care, 6th Edition. Pearson 2014. Perry AG, Potter PA, Ostendorf W. Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills, 6th Edition. Mosby 2015. Burchum J, Rosenthal L. Lehne's Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 9th Edition. Saunders 2015.

Pharmacology CME Online Activity

Complete your ANCC Pharmacotherapeutics 25-contact hour requirement quickly and easily online with BoardVitals Pharmacology CME for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses. In this activity you’ll identify important pathophysiology concepts common to the care of patients using pharmaceuticals, learn the pharmacology of common medications, select the proper pharmacotherapeutics based on a clinical presentation, and incorporate evidence-based changes into practice. Earn 25 ANCC accredited contact hours for completion of this pharmacology CME activity.


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