Q: The DTP series of injections is intended for administration to
Explanation: Diphtheria & Tetanus Toxoid and Pertussis Vaccine (DTP) is administered as a series of four injections starting when the baby is 6 weeks to 2 months of age. Two additional in-jections are given at 6-week intervals, with a final dose given 1 year later. If needed, a booster injection can be given when the child is 4 to 6 years old. DTP must never be iven to children older than 6 years because of serious reactions that may occur.
Q: Units for expressing radioisotope decay include the I. rad II. curie III. Becquerel
Explanation: For many years, the curie (Ci) has been the basic unit for expressing radioisotope decay. Now the becquerel is recognized as the "official" unit. One becquerel equals one de- cay per second (dps). 1 curie =3.7 x 1010 bq (dps) The rad is a quantitative measure of radioactivity.
Q: Which of the following preparations will induce passive rather than active immunity?
Explanation: Passive immunizations are usually accomplished by the administration of purified and concentrated antibody solutions (antitoxins) derived from humans or animals that have been actively immunized against a live antigen. Active immunizations are usually accomplished by the administration of one of the following: (1) toxoids, (2) inactivated (killed) vaccines, (3) live attenuated vaccines.
Q: Monitoring of INR is essential in monitoring patients using