Surgical Nursing and Anesthesia MCQs

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Which ONE of the following pH values is closest to the pH of thiopentone sodium?

  • A. 2.4
  • B. 6.4
  • C. 8.4
  • D. 10.4
  • Correct Answer: Option D

As the animal becomes anaesthetized, which one of the following is the first reflex to be lost?

  • A. Pedal
  • B. Anal
  • C. Swallowing
  • D. Palpebral
  • Correct Answer: Option C

Which ONE of the following drugs, often used as premedicants, is sometimes contraindicated for use in Boxers?

  • A. Glycopyrrolate
  • B. Acepromazine
  • C. Diazepam
  • D. Atropine
  • Correct Answer: Option B

An obese dog about to receive an injectable anaesthetic should receive:

  • A. the dose prescribed on a mg/kg basis
  • B. a reduced dosage
  • C. a dosage based on ideal weight
  • D. an inhalation anaesthetic only
  • Correct Answer: Option C

The pop-off valve on an anaesthetic machine helps to:

  • A. vaporise the liquid anaesthetic
  • B. prevent excess gas building up within the circuit
  • C. prevent waste gas re-entering the vaporiser
  • D. keep the oxygen flowing in one direction
  • Correct Answer: Option B

Recovery from methohexitone compared to thiopentone will be:

  • A. faster
  • B. same
  • C. slower
  • D. dependent on the breed of animal
  • Correct Answer: Option A

To be considered effective, nitrous oxide SHOULD be used in concentrations of:

  • A. 20%
  • B. 40%
  • C. 70%
  • D. none of the above
  • Correct Answer: Option C

What does MAC stand for?

  • A. Maximum alveolar concentration
  • B. Minimum alveolar concentration
  • C. Minimum anaesthetic concentration
  • D. Minimum alveolar coefficient
  • Correct Answer: Option B

The anaesthetic gas supplied in blue cylinders is:

  • A. oxygen
  • B. nitrous oxide
  • C. carbon dioxide
  • D. cyclopropane
  • Correct Answer: Option B

Which ONE of the following has the LOWEST MAC value?

  • A. Methoxyflurane
  • B. Halothane
  • C. Nitrous oxide
  • D. Isoflurane
  • Correct Answer: Option A