Airway Review 1

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Airway Review 1

Airway Review #1


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT in the lower airway?
    • A. 

      Bronchioles

    • B. 

      Hypopharynx

    • C. 

      Trachea

  • 2. 
    Which two muscle ( muscle groups) are involved in the active phase of adult breathing?
    • A. 

      Supraclavicular and Abdominals

    • B. 

      Intercostals and Deltoids

    • C. 

      Diaphragm and Intercostals

    • D. 

      Neck Muscles and Nostrils

  • 3. 
    Which is an INCORRECT statement regarding Respiratory Physiology?
    • A. 

      Ribs move outward and downward during inspiration

    • B. 

      Oxygen-rich ( O2) air enters alveoli during each inspiration

    • C. 

      Cells give off CO2 into the capillaries, which is then removed from the body during exhalation.

    • D. 

      The thoracic cavity decreases during exhalation, creating a higher pressure for air to be forced out.

  • 4. 
    What is the term for occasional gasping breaths , seen just before death?
    • A. 

      Alveolar

    • B. 

      Aspirating

    • C. 

      Auscultating

    • D. 

      Agonal

  • 5. 
    The lowering of the pulse rate after ventilations may indicate successful technique, and hypoxia may be resolving.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which is INCORRECT regarding the uses  for the following airway adjuncts/maneuvers?
    • A. 

      NPA's may be successful for use in a patient WITH a gag reflex.

    • B. 

      The Jaw -Thrust maneuver is required for patients suspected of having cervical spine compromise.

    • C. 

      OPA's are contraindicated for patients having a suspected skull fracture.

    • D. 

      NPA's are to always be inserted so thet the bevel is facing the septum at the end of insertion.

  • 7. 
    Why is it preferable to first attempt NPA insertion into the right nostril? ( Check ALL that apply)
    • A. 

      Right nostril is larger in most patients

    • B. 

      The curve and bevel allow the NPA to be inserted AND have the bevel face the septum at end of insertion if in the right nostril

    • C. 

      More natural mucus in the nostril of all patients allows right side insertion to be easier.

    • D. 

      The measured length of corner of mouth to earlobe better reflects the perfect depth of the right nare(nostril)