Airway And Breathing I

20 Questions  I  By Medicmcgill
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1.  You are auscultating the lungs of a 23 year old female patient in good respiratory health. You would expect to find what type of lung sounds?
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2.  You arrive on scene to find a 57 year old man who is sitting on a couch appearing to stare at the wall. His breathing is labored and you can hear wet breath sounds that are producing a pink foam dripping from his mouth. You get no response when you try to get his name. Your requests for him to move his arm go without response. His pulse 105 and his BP is 92/40. You do not see any edema, swelling or JVD. This patient likely has ____________.
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3.  A Macintosh blade is inserted into the______________ and the epiglottis is elevated to visualize the chords during endotracheal intubation.
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4.  The newest AHA CPR guidelines specify that the tidal volume for rescue breaths should __________________.
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5.  Which breath sounds would you likely hear from a person who's alveoli contain fluid?
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6.  Your 57 year old patient was a chain smoker for 35 years and is pursing their lips during exhalation. This is likely to:
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7.  Hyperventilation lowers the levels of _____________ in the body.
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8.  Albuterol is classified as a_______________.
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9.  During intubation you should use the teeth as a ______________.
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10.  After the baby has crowned during delivery you should: (think protocol, NOT NRP)
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11.  You and your partner Larry are dispatched to the call of a man with severe stomach pain. When you arrive on scene you find him lying on the floor of the kitchen in the fetal position. There is vomit on his face and he says he is going to throw up again. He denies falling and says the only thing wrong is that his stomach is killing him. Assessing his abdomen you find it to be very tender to the touch and he moans when you palpate his stomach. He is also breathing very fast at 30 a minute. What other signs and symptoms might you find with this patient?
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12.  Your patient is a 69 year old female who has a history of diabetes. She is breathing very deeply and very rapidly in a state of metabolic acidosis. Her husband said he woke up to her breathing like this and she would not wake up. You know that this woman is most likely in?
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13.  Paradoxical motion of the chest during exhalation is often caused by what type of injury?
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14.  Why is the needle inserted on top of the rib during chest decompression?
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15.  Which of the following represents a mnemonic for checking whether an intubation blade is in working condition?
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16.  You have been dispatched for a 21 year old male complaining of a rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, and "tingling" in his hands and feet that has progressed to painful cramping.  The patient's airway is patent, breathing is fast with adequate tidal volume and good air movement, pulse is rapid and regular, and skin is pink, warm, and dry. The patient notes that he has had "a lot on my mind lately," and that he has been feeling pressured by "friends" to "pop the question" to his girlfriend of six years.  The patient denies any past medical history and his physical exam is remarkable only for tachycardia, tachypnea, hypocapnea, and slight hypertension.  Which of the following is the least appropriate treatment for this patient?
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17.  Which of the following is the least reliable form of confirming placement of an ET tube?
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18.  Your female patient is 5 foot, 6 inches tall.  Which size King LT tube is most appropriate for this patient?
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19.  Which of the following is NOT required when administering etomidate to a patient in respiratory failure?
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20.  Suppose upon assessment of your patient, you find he has an oxygen saturation of 98%, yet still appears to be in respiratory distress.  Which of the following conditions is least likely to be cause for this?
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