Assessment and Management of Patients with Allergic Disorders Quiz
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Assessment and Management of Patients with Allergic Disorders Quiz

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1. A major side effect of antihistamines that requires accurate patient education is:

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2. When a patient is experiencing an allergic response, the nurse should initially assess the patient for:

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3. A type II hypersensitivity reaction occurs when a normal constituent is viewed as foreign by the body. An example of a type II reaction is:

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4. Allergic rhinitis is induced by:

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5. The body’s first line of defense against potential invaders is the:

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6. Injected allergens are used for “hyposensitization” and may produce systemic reactions that can be harmful. The medication that should be on hand in case of an adverse reaction is:

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7. The classification of immunoglobulin (Ig) that occupies certain receptors on mast cells and produces an inflammatory response is:

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8. Hypersensitivity reactions follow reexposure and are classified by type of reaction. An anaphylactic reaction is usually identified as type:

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9. A chemical mediator of hypersensitivity that is released during platelet aggregation and causes bronchial smooth muscle contraction is:

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10. One of the most severe food allergies is caused by:

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11. Histamine acts on major organs by:

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12. A type of contact dermatitis that requires the combination of sun exposure and a chemical is:

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13. Delayed hypersensitivity (type IV) is said to have occurred when the inflammatory response to an allergen peaks within:

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14. The most serious manifestation of hereditary angioedema is:

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15. Pruritus and nasal congestion may be indicators of an impending anaphylactic reaction. These symptoms usually occur within how many hours after exposure?

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16. The nurse monitors the patient’s eosinophil level. She suspects a definite allergic disorder with an eosinophil value of what percentage of the total leukocyte count?

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17. Atopic disorders that result from an allergic response to an allergen include:

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18. An area of nursing concern when administering a sympathomimetic drug is the drug’s ability to:

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19. A popular medication that has an affinity for H1 receptors is:

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20. Patients who are sensitive to ragweed should be advised that weed pollen begins to appear in:

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21. An example of an incomplete protein antigen that triggers an allergic response is:

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