Review Questions

1. When planning preoperative care, the nurse expects that a preanesthetic medication usually is given _______before the patient is transported to surgery.

A. 20 minutes

B. 30 minutes

C. 40 minutes

D. 60 minutes

2. Which of the following drugs is the most commonly used gas for general anesthesia?

A. Ehylene

B. Eflurane

C. Nitrous oxide

D. Sevoflurane

3. Neuroleptanalgesia is used to promote general quietness, reduced motor activity, and profound analgesia. Which of the following two drugs are used in combination to accomplish neuroleptanalgesia?

A. Fentanyl and droperidol

B. Morphine and glycopyrrolate

C. Atropine and meperidine

D. Fentanyl and midazolam

4. One use of skeletal muscle relaxants as part of general anesthesia is to_.

A. prevent movement during surgery

B. facilitate insertion of the endotracheal tube

C. allow for deeper anesthesia

D. produce additional anesthesia

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