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Respiratory Therapy Quiz

10 Questions  I  By Jcrubino
Respiratory Therapy Quiz
A few questions for respiratory therapists 

  
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1.  When implementing positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy the following are true:
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2.  The heart is appears larger in AP than a PA chest x-rays because:
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3.  An adult patient is on a pressure controlled ventilation mode.  Suctioning is needed often.  The patient is experiencing repeated bouts of severe coughing, tachypnea, wheezing and is not receiving adequate tidal volumes.  This can be best corrected by:
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4.  To calculate a patients dead space (VD) without body plethysmography a caregiver needs to know:
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5.  What formula correctly calculates the dead space of a patient
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6.  The following are true in regards to APRV
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7.  Which test best diagnosis upper airway obstructions?
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8.  Patients with variable airway compliance and resistance should be placed on what type of ventilation mode?
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9.  A 20-year-old patient is admitted to the ER while having an asthma attack.  She is being treated with 0.63 mg of levalbuterol (Xopenex) by small volume nebulizer. After 45 minutes, the patient's wheezing has decreased in the lower lobes, her respiratory rate has decreased from 32 to 15 per minute, and heart rate has decreased from 120 to 87 beats/min. Based on this information, the physician wants to know what you would recommend.
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10.  What is the best way to reduce intrapulmonary shunting in ARDS patients while on a ventilator.
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