Quiz

1. Herbal therapies

(a) require FDA approval.

(b) are safe to use to self-medicate as long as the patient isn't undergoing conventional therapy.

(c) are industry regulated.

2. The "herbal prozac" is

3. The patient should not take an herb unless which of the following information in on the package?

(a) Scientific name

(b) Manufacturer's name and address

(c) Batch and lot number

(d) All of the above

4. Chamomile should not be taken by a patient who is allergic to ragweed.

5. Peppermint relieves migraine headaches when rubbed on the forehead.

6. A patient who complains about palpitations and who is undergoing herbal therapy may be taking

(b) chamomile.

7. Patients should never use herbal therapies.

8. What herb has a therapeutic effect similar to Benadryl?

(a) Ginseng

(b) Zingiber

(c) Valerian

(d) None of the above

9. The nurse should instruct the patient on how to monitor for adverse side effects of herbal therapies.

10. Comfrey is an ointment used to relieve swelling associated with abrasions and sprains.

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