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The American Cancer Society uses an ABCDE mnemonic to help patients develop awareness of suspicious skin lesions. What does the “B” represent? Border Border Correct  A patient with eczema a... sks for a recommendation for a skin preparation to help with xerosis. What should the NP respond? Use a petroleumbased product Use a petroleumbased product Correct  A patient has used a high-potency topical steroid cream for years to treat psoriasis exacerbations when they occur. She presents today and states that this cream “just doesn’t work anymore.” What word describes this? Tachyphylaxis Tolerance Incorrect  A 71-year-old female presents with a vesicular rash that burns and itches. Shingles is diagnosed. An oral antiviral: should be started within 72 hours of the onset of symptoms. should be started within 72 hours of the onset of symptoms. Correct A skin lesion that is a solid mass is described as a: papule. papule. Correct  The nurse practitioner examines a patient who has had poison ivy for 3 days. She asks if she can spread it to her family members. The nurse practitioner replies: “No, transmission does not occur from the blister’s contents.” “No, transmission does not occur from the blister’s contents.” Correct  Which recommendation below reflects CDC’s recommendation for administration of the zoster vaccine? It should be given to immunocompetent adults age 60 and older. It can be given regardless of immune status at age 50. Incorrect  A patient exhibits petechiae on both lower legs but has no other complaints. How should the NP proceed? Order a CBC Order a CBC Correct  A patient who is 62 years old asks if she can get the shingles vaccine. She has never had shingles but states that she wants to make sure she doesn’t get it. What should the nurse practitioner advise? You are eligible to receive it but you still may get shingles. You are eligible to receive it but you still may get shingles. Correct  The primary therapeutic intervention for patients who present with hives is: antihistamines. steroids. Incorrect  The most common place for basal cell carcinoma to be found is the: face. face. Correct  A skin lesion fluoresces under a Wood’s lamp. What microscopic finding is consistent with this? Hyphae Hyphae Correct  Which of the following skin lesions in an older adult is a premalignant condition? Actinic keratosis Actinic keratosis Correct  A patient has a “herald patch” and is diagnosed with pityriasis rosea. Where is the “herald patch” most commonly found? On the chest On the chest Correct  A “herald patch” is a hallmark finding in which condition? Pityriasis rosea Pityriasis rosea Correct  What is the proper technique to safely remove a tick from a human? Pull it off with tweezers Pull it off with tweezers Correct [Show More]

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