2020 Minnesota Medical Licensure Program

 
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Self-Assessment Answers for Section 1: Opioid Analgesics in the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain
1 . Which type of pain is characterized by aberrant signal processing in the peripheral or central nervous system?
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2 . What term describes the phenomenon of pain being caused by a normally innocuous stimulus such as light touch?
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3 . What is the likely physiological basis for opioid-induced hyperalgesia?
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4 . Which statement best summarizes the CDC finding about opioids for chronic pain?
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5 . Opioid pain medications should not be combined with _______________?
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6 . Which of the following topics should be routinely covered as part of patient education about opioid analgesics?
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7 . Although the absolute risk for inducing opioid misuse or addiction due to prescriptions of opioids for acute pain is low, the large number of such prescriptions means that approximately how many people are at risk each year?
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8 . Non-pharmacologic methods for treating acute pain are appropriate for which phase of healing?
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9 . Long-acting (LA) and extended-release (ER) formulations of opioids should not be used for __________________?
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10 . What is one suggestion for a way to augment opioid treatment in order to help improve a patient’s pain and function?
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11 . Which of the following is an example of a functional goal?
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12 . According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, what amount of opioid analgesic is appropriate for most painful conditions?
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13 . Which class of patients might require more frequent or intense monitoring when prescribed an opioid analgesic?
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14 . Which of the following characteristics is typical of patients who are addicted to a pain medication?
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15 . Most experts agree that opioid dosages should not be increased to _______ without careful justification based on diagnosis and on an individualized assessment of benefits and risks.
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16 . The availability of naloxone was increased in 2019 by an FDA decision that ____________.
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17 . Which of the following medications is a full mu-receptor agonist used to treat Opioid Use Disorder?
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18 . Which of the following medications can be self-administered by patients with a medication obtained from a regular pharmacy?
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19 . For which of the following must clinicians obtain a special waiver from the DEA prior to being able to prescribe the medication?
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20 . Which of the following is a possible reason for prescribing naloxone to a patient who has been prescribed an opioid analgesic?
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Self-Assessment Answers for Section 2: Managing Acute Pain
21 . Roughly how many people every year are at risk for opioid misuse or addition due to their being prescribed opioid analgesics for acute pain conditions?
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22 . Opioid-induced hyperalgesia is most likely the result of _______________?
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23 . DIRE, ORT, and SOAPP are examples of tools for assessing what patient characteristic?
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24 . A study found that surgeons prescribed a mean of 24 pills (standardized to 5 mg oxycodone) for post-surgical pain. How many pills did patients actually use?
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25 . What amount of opioid analgesic has been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as appropriate for most painful conditions?
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26 . During which phase of healing from acute conditions are non-pharmacologic methods most appropriate?
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27 . Combination products for pain control join an opioid with a _________________.
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28 . Which of the following is not an example of multimodal therapy for acute pain?
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29 . For which type of pain should long-acting or extended-release opioid analgesics not be used __________________?
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30 . Which of the following is not a topic that should be routinely covered as part of patient education about opioid analgesics?
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