Chapter 1 Definitions, Names, Standards, and Information Sources

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1. What is the name under which a drug is listed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?
A.
Brand
B.
Nonproprietary
C.
Official
D.
Trademark

ANS: C

Feedback
A
The brand name, or trademark, is the name given to a drug by its manufacturer.
B
The nonproprietary, or generic, name is provided by the USAN Council.
C
The official name is the name under which a drug is listed by the FDA.
D
The trademark, or brand name, is the name given to a drug by its manufacturer.

DIF: Cognitive Level: Knowledge REF: 2
TOP: Nursing Process Step: Assessment
MSC: NCLEX Client Needs Category: Safe, Effective Care Environment

2. Which source contains information specific to nutritional supplements?
A.
USP Dictionary of USAN & International Drug Names
B.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
C.
United States Pharmacopoeia/National Formulary (USP-NF)
D.
Drug Interaction Facts

ANS: C

Feedback
A
USP Dictionary of USAN & International Drug Names is a compilation of drug names, pronunciation guide, and possible future FDA-approved drugs; it does not include nutritional supplements.
B
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database contains evidence-based information on herbal medicines and herbal combination products; it does not include information specific to nutritional supplements.
C
United States Pharmacopoeia/National Formulary contains information specific to nutritional supplements.
D
Drug Interaction Facts contains comprehensive information on drug interaction facts; it does not include nutritional supplements.

DIF: Cognitive Level: Knowledge REF: 3
TOP: Nursing Process Step: Assessment
MSC: NCLEX Client Needs Category: Physiological Integrity

3. What is the most comprehensive reference available to research a drug interaction?
A.
Drug Facts and Comparisons
B.
Drug Interaction Facts
C.
Handbook on Injectable Drugs
D.
Martindale—The Complete Drug Reference

ANS: B

Feedback
A
Drug Facts and Comparisons is not the most comprehensive source.
B
First published in 1983, this reference is the most comprehensive book available on drug interactions. In addition to monographs listing various aspects of drug interactions, this information is reviewed and updated by an internationally renowned group of physicians and pharmacists with clinical and scientific expertise.
C
Handbook on Injectable Drugs is not the most comprehensive source.
D
Martindale—The Complete Drug Reference is not the most comprehensive source.

DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: 4
TOP: Nursing Process Step: Assessment
MSC: NCLEX Client Needs Category: Physiological Integrity

4. The physician has written an order for a drug with which the nurse is unfamiliar. Which section of the Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR) is most helpful to get information about this drug?
A.
Manufacturer’s section
B.
Brand and Generic Name section
C.
Product Category section
D.
Product Information section

ANS: B

Feedback
A
The Manufacturer’s section is a roster of manufacturers.
B
A physician’s order would include the brand and/or generic name of the drug. The alphabetic index in the PDR would make this section the most user-friendly. Based on a physician’s order, manufacturer’s information and classification information would not be known.
C
The Product Category section lists products subdivided by therapeutic classes, such as analgesics, laxatives, oxytocics, and antibiotics.
D
The Product Information section contains reprints of the package inserts for the major products of manufacturers.

DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: 5
TOP: Nursing Process Step: Planning
MSC: NCLEX Client Needs Category: Physiological Integrity

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