Aminoglycosides: List of Examples, Toxicity & Side Effects

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Which of these patients is most at risk for aminoglycoside toxicity?

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1. If a patient experiences aminoglycoside toxicity, what problem is likely?

2. In what way is kidney function affected by aminoglycoside toxicity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Aminoglycosides can be very effective in treating certain infections, but they also come with a number of serious risks. This quiz tests your level of understanding of aminoglycosides pros and cons.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you can assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Patients most at risk for aminoglycoside toxicity
  • Effects of aminoglycoside toxicity
  • What aminoglycoside antibiotics treat
  • Ototoxicity problems caused by aminoglycosides

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the accompanying lesson on aminoglycosides
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've acquired about the risks of using these antibiotics
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to answer questions about the effects of aminoglycosides

Additional Learning

For more information on aminoglycosides, you can read the accompanying lesson, Aminoglycosides: List of Examples, Toxicity & Side Effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and know the primary use of aminoglycosides
  • Understand the risks of taking aminoglycosides
  • Recognize the effects of aminoglycoside toxicity
  • Know how to prevent aminoglycoside toxicity
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