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

1 Females may seek methamphetamine in part for its appetite suppressant effect.
True     False
2 "Ice" is a smokable form of meth.
True     False
3 Meth causes excessive release of dopamine and norepinephrine into the synapse and blocks their clearance by blunting monoamine oxidase.
True     False
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 Formication is a form of which type of hallucination?
  Auditory
  Visual
  Olfactory
  Tactile
8 Compulsion or repetitive behaviors of the meth user are termed:
  depression
  obsession
  psychosis
  hallucination
9 Cardiovascular effects from meth use include:
  hypotension
  arrhythmias
  bradycardia
  delusions
10 Long term effects of meth use include:
  obesity
  Parkinson's like symptoms
  pulmonary hypertension
  hyperthermia
11 A person experienced in maintaining abstinence that provides support during recovery is a:
  cooker
  mule
  coach
  sponsor
12 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
13 Depression can result from the depletion of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
True     False
14 Chest pain, palpitations and dyspnea can occur even in healthy young meth users.
True     False
15 Prenatal methamphetamine use is associated with low birthweight.
True     False
16 Current recommended medications for the treatment of acutely agitated patients include all except:
  lorazepam
  haloperidol
  atropine
  risperidone
17 The term describing extrapyramidal symptoms of motor restlessness or intolerance of inactivity is:
  opisthotonos
  dystonia
  formication
  akathisia
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