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Welcome to the NBCRNA’s Question of the Week page. The question of the week (QOTW) serves as an extension of the NBCRNA’s CPCA Practice and allows for CRNA’s to become familiar with question types and content while testing their knowledge. Each week a new question will be posted on Facebook and Twitter, with the answer(s) and rationale provided here. Be sure to follow NBCRNA on social media and never miss a question!
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Answers: B, D
Rationale: G6PD deficiency is an enzyme present in high levels in young erythrocytes. Without G6PD, red blood cells' average duration is reduced by 50% to 60 days. The G6PD deficient red blood cells cannot protect themselves from oxidative damage; thus, anesthetic drugs that decrease G6PD should be avoided. Medications that should be avoided include isoflurane (Forane), sevoflurane, metoclopramide, penicillin, and methylene blue. Methylene blue administration can have life-threatening consequences to a patient with G6PD deficiency and methemoglobinemia.
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