nonphysician practitioners


Question 1. 1. Women are at the highest risk for developing postpartum depression for up to how long after childbirth? (Points : 2)

2 weeks

1 month

3 months

6 months

Question 2. 2. CPT coding offers the uniformed language used for reporting medical services and procedures performed by physician and nonphysician practitioners. Clinicians are paid based on calculated resource costs that are calculated based on practice components. Which of the following are part of the components used to calculate the per CPT code payment rate? (Points : 2)

Clinician education loans

Clinician practice liability and malpractice epense

Clinician reported cost reduction efforts

Clinician volume of patients treated

Question 3. 3. Janet is a 30-year-old woman who has been recently diagnosed with a herniated disc at the level of L5-S1. She is currently in the emergency room with suspicion of cauda equina compression. Which of the following is a sign or symptom of cauda equina compression? (Points : 2)

Gastrocnemius weakness

A reduced or absent ankle refle

Numbness in the lateral foot

Paresthesia of the perineum and buttocks

Question 4. 4. A 58-year-old woman who had a total abdominal hysterectomy at the age of 45 is diagnosed with atrophic vaginitis. Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment? (Points : 2)

Conjugated estrogen 0.625 mg/day oral

Estradiol 7.5 mcg/24 hr vaginal ring

Medroyprogesterone 10 mg/day oral

Conjugated estrogen 0.3 mg + medroyprogesterone 1.5 mg/day oral

Question 5. 5. Which of the following is a specific test for multiple sclerosis (MS)? (Points : 2)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Computed tomography (CT) scan

A lumbar puncture

There is no specific test.

Question 6. 6. Most adult poisonings are: (Points : 2)

intentional and self-inflicted.


caused by someone wishing to do harm to the person.

not attributed to any reason.

Question 7. 7. A 60-year-old man presents with an enlarged scrotum. The clinician uses a penlight to transilluminate the scrotum. In a patient with a hydrocele, what would the clinician epect to find? (Points : 2)

The scrotum will be dark.

The scrotum will appear light pink or yellow.

The scrotum will appear milky white.

The internal structures will be clearly visible.

Question 8. 8. Which clinical feature is the first to be affected in increased intracranial pressure (ICP)? (Points : 2)

Decrease in level of consciousness (LOC)



Widening pulse pressure

Question 9. 9. Mr. S presents in the clinic with pain, tenderness, erythema, and swelling of his left great toe. The clinician suspects acute gout. Which of the following should the clinician suspect in the initial test results for this patient? (Points : 2)

Elevated uric acid level

Elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN)

Decreased urine pH

Decreased C-reactive protein (CRP)

Question 10. 10. Which solution should be used when irrigating lacerated tissue over a wound on the arm? (Points : 2)

Dilute povidone-iodine solution

Hydrogen peroide (H2O2)

Saline solution infused with an antibiotic

Saline irrigation or soapy water

Question 11. 11. Which ethical principle reflects respect for all persons and their self-determination? (Points : 2)





Question 12. 12. During a digital rectal eam (DRE) on a 75-year-old man, the clinician suspects the patient has prostate cancer. What physical finding should make the clinician suspicious? (Points : 2)

An enlarged rubbery gland

A hard irregular gland

A tender gland

A boggy gland

Question 13. 13. How often should the clinician eamine the feet of a person with diabetes? (Points : 2)

Once a year

Every 6 months

Every 3 months

Every visit

Question 14. 14. Which of the following signs or symptoms indicate an inflammatory etiology to musculoskeletal pain? (Points : 2)

Decreased C-reactive protein