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NBME Step 2 CK Free 120 Answers

step2ck_free120/Block 3/Question#82 (reveal difficulty score)
A 76-year-old woman, who is receiving home ...
Administer intravenous morphine ๐Ÿ” / ๐Ÿ“บ / ๐ŸŒณ / ๐Ÿ“–
tags: pharm ethics

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submitted by โˆ—bwdc(697)
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Help her feel better. Thatโ€™s the point of hospice.

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NPPV is approved for hospice patients for palliative reasons.

This patient is struggling to breathe, which is probably causing her some degree of suffering.

NPPV is non-invasive, and could alleviate her pain while not being a curative measure.

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gigantichawk  Not the correct answer per NBME, but just sayin'. +
gigantichawk  Additionally giving her morphine would probably kill her. +

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