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Exam & Evaluation (Methamphetamine Use: What You Need to Know )
 
Questions: Please respond to following statements.

1 An estimated 10.4 million Americans aged 12 or older used methamphetamine at least once in their lifetimes for nonmedical reasons.
True     False
2 All of the following statements are true, except:
  Meth is a Schedule II drug because it has a high abuse potential
  Meth is prescribed to treat: ADHD, narcolepsy and obesity
  Meth is a sympathomimetic amine
  AdderallŽ is a brand name of methamphetamine
3 There are many slang terms used for methamphetamine. Which of the following terms is frequently used?
  crank
  hash
  mary jane
  grass
4 Females may seek methamphetamine in part for its appetite suppressant effect.
True     False
5 "Ice" is a smokable form of meth.
True     False
6 Meth causes excessive release of dopamine and norepinephrine into the synapse and blocks their clearance by blunting monoamine oxidase.
True     False
7 Meth using youth are twice as likely to abuse other substances.
True     False
8 How long does it take to clear 50% of a methamphetamine dose from the body.
  3 hours
  5-8 hours
  12 hours
  18-24 hours
9 A "cooker" is a term used in meth culture to describe:
  A person experiencing meth induced hyperthermia
  The person who mixes and heats the chemicals to make meth.
  An intravenous user
  A meth lab
10 Safety tips for approaching a "tweaker" include all of the following except:
  slow speech
  lower voice
  keep your hands in your pockets
  keep the "tweaker" talking
11 Formication is a form of which type of hallucination?
  Auditory
  Visual
  Olfactory
  Tactile
12 Compulsion or repetitive behaviors of the meth user are termed:
  depression
  obsession
  psychosis
  hallucination
13 Cardiovascular effects from meth use include:
  hypotension
  arrhythmias
  bradycardia
  delusions
14 Long term effects of meth use include:
  obesity
  Parkinson's like symptoms
  pulmonary hypertension
  hyperthermia
15 A person experienced in maintaining abstinence that provides support during recovery is a:
  cooker
  mule
  coach
  sponsor
16 The nurse's role in recovery includes all of the following except:
  Avoiding judgmental behavior
  Educating family and client about meth
  Reinforcing client's strengths
  Setting realistic goals and a timeline for the client's recovery
17 Depression can result from the depletion of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
True     False
18 Chest pain, palpitations and dyspnea can occur even in healthy young meth users.
True     False
19 Prenatal methamphetamine use is associated with low birthweight.
True     False
20 Current recommended medications for the treatment of acutely agitated patients include all except:
  lorazepam
  haloperidol
  atropine
  risperidone
21 The term describing extrapyramidal symptoms of motor restlessness or intolerance of inactivity is:
  opisthotonos
  dystonia
  formication
  akathisia
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