TMC Application Style Question

When you are going through your patient’s home medication use under inhaled medications you see Pentamidine isethionate 300mg every 4 weeks. What would the patient receiving this for?

  1. Cystic fibrosis
  2. Pulmonary fibrosis
  3. HIV/Aids
  4. Severe asthma with an eosinophilic phenotype

The correct answer is 3, HIV/ Aids Pentamidine is used to prevent PCP an infection caused by HIV/Aids. This is an example of an application type of TMC question. For more information on the types of questions on the TMC and how to study for each click here.

TMC Recall Example and Explination

A patient you are caring for is having shortness of breath. An x ray was taken, the results show a butterfly pattern. Which is most likely the patient’s condition?

  1. Bronchiectasis
  2. Pulmonary Edema
  3. Pneumonia
  4. Asthma

The correct answer is pulmonary edema. This question is an example of a recall style question. It is testing your knowledge of x ray findings. Recall style questions are typically the easiest style and the second most common on the exam.

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