Airway - 15 Mins - EMT-b

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a contraindication to the use of an oropharyngeal airway?
    • A. 

      The patient has vomited

    • B. 

      The patient is unconscious

    • C. 

      The patient has tongue lacerations

    • D. 

      The patient has a gag reflex

  • 2. 
    An adult patient who is breathing at a rate of 6 breaths per minute needs to be cared for by:
    • A. 

      Providing positive pressure ventilation with 100% oxygen

    • B. 

      Providing high concentration oxygen by a nonrebreather mask

    • C. 

      Beginning a cycle of chest compressions

    • D. 

      Monitoring respirations only

  • 3. 
    You are assessing a patient's respiration's. You find that the respiration's are 18, normal, and regular. The word "normal" is used to reflect
    • A. 

      The quality of the respiration

    • B. 

      The time of the respiration's

    • C. 

      The rate of the respiration's

    • D. 

      The rhythm of the respiration's

  • 4. 
    The use of accessory muscles and nasal flaring are all signs of
    • A. 

      Normal breathing

    • B. 

      Labored breathing

    • C. 

      Shallow breathing

    • D. 

      Noisy breathing

  • 5. 
    Lack of oxygen in blood cells and tissues resulting from inadequate breathing or heart function will cause the skin to be:
    • A. 

      Yellow

    • B. 

      Cyanotic

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Jaundiced

  • 6. 
    A teenage girl is suspected of a drug overdose. As you approach her, you see she is lying on her back and you can hear gurgling respiration's. This gurgling is most likely being caused by:
    • A. 

      Fluid or vomitus in her upper airway

    • B. 

      Her tongue blocking her nasal airway.

    • C. 

      The drugs going into her lungs instead of her stomach.

    • D. 

      A complete obstruction of her trachea, preventing air movement to her lungs.

  • 7. 
    You are called to a less savory neighborhood for a "man down" on the sidewalk. You find a male patient, approximately 50 years old, shabbily dressed, unshaven and has a variety of strong odors emitting from him. The strongest aroma is alcohol. There are no obvious signs of injury. Bystanders can only say he has been lying there for quite awhile. Which of the following statements about him is not true
    • A. 

      He is in imminent danger of airway obstruction

    • B. 

      He should receive oral glucose

    • C. 

      He is drunk and needs no specific treatment

    • D. 

      He is at risk for aspiration pneumonia