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Vital Signs (powerpoint) - 30 Mins - EMT-b

14 Questions
vital signs (powerpoint) - 30 mins - EMT-b

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the below are examples of vital signs?
    • A. 

      Blood pressure

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Level of responsiveness, Pulse

    • D. 

      Breathing

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 2. 
    Which are also examples of vital signs?
    • A. 

      Response to pain and touch

    • B. 

      Ability to move

    • C. 

      State of pupils, Skin temperature, moisture, & color

    • D. 

      Capillary refill time

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Alcohol, Valium, Potassium, Ultram

    • B. 

      Aspiration, Vomit, Puke, Upchuck

    • C. 

      Alert, Verbal stimuli, Pain, Unresponsive

  • 4. 
    What is the normal rate of breathing for adults? __________
  • 5. 
    What is the normal rate of breathing for children? _________
  • 6. 
    What is cyanosis?
    • A. 

      Blue discoloration of skin

    • B. 

      Blue discoloration of lips

    • C. 

      Blue discoloration of nails

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 7. 
  • 8. 
    What is the normal pulse rate for children? _____________
  • 9. 
    Which are locations for assessing pulses?
    • A. 

      Carotid artery, Femoral artery

    • B. 

      Radial pulse, Brachial pulse

    • C. 

      Dorsalis pedis pulse, Posterior tibial pulse

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 10. 
    What is the normal body temperature? (number only)
  • 11. 
    At what temperature is the body considered hypothermic? (number only)
  • 12. 
    What are some locations for temperature taking?
    • A. 

      Oral

    • B. 

      Ear

    • C. 

      Axillary

    • D. 

      Rectal

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 13. 
    Which of the below is not a determining pressure in acquiring a blood pressure:
    • A. 

      Systolic Pressure

    • B. 

      Diastolic Pressure

    • C. 

      Pulse Pressure

    • D. 

      Intercranial Pressure

  • 14. 
    Which is not an element of the vital sign triad?
    • A. 

      Level of responsiveness

    • B. 

      State of pupils

    • C. 

      Lateralized extremity weakness

    • D. 

      Increased ICP