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1

An acute cough is less than _____ weeks.

3

2

A subacute cough is _____ weeks.

3-8

3

A chronic cough is ____ weeks.

more than 8

4

A productive cough is a ____ cough.

"wet or chesty"

(expels secretions_

5

A non-productive cough is a ___ cough.

"dry or hacking"

6

An exclusion for self treatment for a cough includes coughs that lasts for ____.

more than 7 days

7

An exclusion for self treatment for a cough includes inhalation of ____.

dust, objects, irritant, particles

8

An exclusion for self treatment for a cough includes a suspected drug-associated cough such as ____ and ____.

ACEI
(ex: Benazepril)

Beta-blockers
(ex: Atenolol) in COPD/asthma patients

9

One of the cough assessment questions you should ask is, "Is the cough ____?

productive or dry hacking

10

One of the cough assessment questions you should ask is, "how old is the patient?" because ___.

if they are less than 2 years old, you refer

(if it is a baby, do not suppress the baby's cough because they might have swallowed something)

11

One of the cough assessment questions you should ask is, "Is the patient currently taking an ____?"

MAOI
(because of a hypertensive crisis when taking MAOI with decongestants)

12

One of the cough assessment questions you should ask is, "Does the patient have ____ or chronic pulmonary disease?"

shortness of breath

(you must refer)

13

One of the cough assessment questions you should ask is, "Is the cough due to ____?"

smoking

(because the cough may not be due to a cold)

14

One of the cough assessment questions you should ask is, "Do symptoms indicate cough due to common cold or _____?"

inhalation of irritants

(then they are excluded from self-treatment)

15

A cough can be either productive or non-productive. What is the pharmacologic treatment of a productive cough?

- An expectorant
- Guaifenesin

16

A cough can be either productive or non-productive. What are the two possible pharmacologic treatment of a non-productive cough?

1. centrally acting antitussive
(brain tells you to stop coughing)

2. peripherally acting antitussive
(locally stops the cough)

17

For a non-productive cough, you can take a centrally acting antitussive which includes ___, ___, and ___.

codeine
dextromethorphan
diphenhydramine

18

For a non-productive cough, you can take a peripherally acting antitussive which includes ___ and ___.

camphor and menthol