EE Chapter 79 Diabetes Mellitus Type I and Type 2 Q&A (1 OF 13) Sample Questions
1. A female customer comes to seek your advice. She is diabetic patient which concerns her now that recently learned she’s pregnant. You check her profile and find that she is currently on metformin therapy. You’re the only pharmacist on duty. What will you do on your best professional judgment?
- A. Tell patient to continue taking metformin and see doctor on her next appointment.
- B. Tell her to stop metformin and send her to ER right away.
- C. Call the doctor to tell that patient is pregnant so she cannot take metformin and recommend changing it to insulin.
- D. Tell patient to continue taking metformin until finish and then start insulin.
1. Read the question. You are asked for an appropriate action from your best professional judgment.
2. Look for cues and keywords or key phrases. There are multiple cues in this question: diabetic patient, currently on metformin therapy. Keyword, pregnant. Weigh the urgency of the situation. Here, patient is just concern so there is no medical emergency. But her growing concern with the contraindication of her current medication in pregnancy should prompt you to act in beneficence.
3. Thus, the correct answer is C.