So we had exam 1 last week, it covered obstructive pulmonary issues (asthma, COPD, etc), autoimmune disorders including RA, SLE, and MS. Also upper and lower GI…particular emphasis on GERD, PUD, and bowel obstructions.
There were eight select all that apply questions. I was extremely disappointed to get an 88 on this exam, but hoping I can rock exam 2 and keep my A.
Some study tips…
for Asthma…KNOW YOUR DRUGS!
SABA (short acting beta adrenergic agonists) - End in -buterol
If you cant have these you get a -tropium
They are only for emergency situations because they can cause rebound bronchospasm
LABA (long beta adrenergic agonists) - End in -terol
Remember that you can only have 2 puffs of Salmeterol (old 2 puff sal)
They are not to be used for sudden wheezing
Make sure you know ALL The s/s because you NEED to know!
I felt like I lost so many study skills over the summer and this exam really hurt me but it definitely set me straight…here’s to better luck on exam 2!