Emergency Room Antibiotic Quiz

Antibiotic Quiz

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Question 1

Doc! I've got staph/strep-induced septic bursitis of the prepatellar bursa! But I don't want to come in the hospital. What can you prescribe me as an outpatient?

A
Ceftriaxone
B
Linezolid
C
Vancomyocin
D
TMP/SMX (Bactrim) DS
Question 2

My back hurts, and I'm pretty sure I've got vertebral osteomyelitis from staph/strep/pseudomonas, or E. coli! I'm willing to stay in the hospital, what can you give me, doc?

A
Amoxicillin
B
Penicillin VK
C
Vancomycin + Ceftriaxone
D
Aztreonam
Question 3

Doc! My kid has raging otitis media, likely caused by staph, H. flu or M. cat! I know antibiotic use is controversial, but I'm an irrational parent demanding treatment! What can you give him?

A
Ciprofloxacin
B
Amoxicillin
C
Hydrocortisone
D
Ofloxacin
Question 4

Doc! I've got a raging, polymicrobic dental abscess and it's killing me! Besides NSAIDs, a shot of bupivicaine, and some Vicodin, what can you give me?

A
Ciprofloxacin
B
Isoniazid
C
Penicillin VK
D
Nystatin
Question 5

I'm a heroin junkie with staph/strep-induced endocarditis! How ya gonna fix me, doc?

A
Vancomycin
B
Levofloxacin
C
Clindamycin
D
Ampicillin/Sulbactam
Question 6

Doc! I've got epiglottitis! Help me before my windpipe shuts off! Remember to cover for GAS, H. flu, staph, and strep!

A
Piperacillin/Tazobactam
B
Acyclovir
C
Ceftriaxone
D
Vancomycin
Question 7

Goo goo ga ga, Doc! I'm a 3 week old neonate with meningitis! Fix me before I have permenant brain damage! Remember to cover for GBS, E. coli, Listeria, and Klebsiella!

A
Ceftriaxone
B
Acyclovir
C
Penicillin VK
D
Ampicillin + Cefotaxime+Acyclovir
Question 8

Doc! I've got Bell's Palsy (likely from HSV) and my face don't work! Fix me ASAP!

A
Meropenem
B
Amoxicillin
C
Acyclovir
D
Ceftriaxone
Question 9

I broke my leg in a mud pit and the bone is sticking out! I need antibiotics for my heavily contaminated wound!

A
Vancomycin IV plus Gentamicin IV
B
Augmentin
C
Meropenem
D
Ceftriaxone
Question 10

Doc! My kid's got swimmer's ear (otitis externa), likely caused by staph or pseudomonas! Fix him so we can get back in the pool!

A
amoxicillin
B
Polymyxin B/Neomycin/Hydrocortisone
C
Amoxicillin/Clavulenic Acid
D
Cefepime
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