19.Nathan, a 32-year-old policeman, has a 15-pack-a-year history of smoking and continues to smoke heavily. During every visit, he gets irate when you try to talk to him about quitting. What should you do?A.Hand him literature about smoking cessation at every visit.B.Wait until he is ready to talk to you about quitting.C.Document in the record that he is not ready to quit.D.Continue to ask him at every visit if he is ready to quit.ANS: D
PTS:120.Your patient has decided to try to quit smoking with Chantix. You are discussing his quit date, and he will begin taking the medicine tomorrow. When should he plan to quit smoking?
PTS:121.Which information should be included when you are teaching your patient about the use of nicotine gum?
PTS:122.Which of these sputum strains would one use to test for a viral respiratory culture?