Question of the Week

Study Question of the Week

Study questions cover content in the five domains of perianesthesia patient care: Anesthesia, Physiology, Perianesthesia Monitoring and Intervention, Perianesthesia Care Considerations, and Professional Nursing Practice and Guidelines.

The nursing knowledge domains to meet these needs are the same for both the CPAN and CAPA certification programs but some of the knowledge topics and testable tasks differ between the two exams.

For best practice, we recommend you review both CPAN and CAPA study questions.

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Question of the Week

September 27, 2023

The drug of choice for the treatment of malignant hyperthermia is:

  1. fentanyl.
  2. sodium bicarbonate.
  3. dantrolene.
  4. lidocaine.
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Question of the Week

September 20, 2023

A patient is admitted to the PACU with a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) in place. The perianesthesia nurse understands that a properly placed LMA:

  1. conforms to the hypopharynx.
  2. passes through the glottic opening.
  3. prevents aspiration.
  4. prevents laryngospasm.
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