Altered Mental Status - 15 Mins - EMT B

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your patient is a conscious but slightly drowsy 16-year-old female. She states she swallowed an unknown number of sleeping pills. You should ask all of the following questions EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      "Who gave you the pills?"

    • B. 

      "Has anyone tried to treat you with anything?"

    • C. 

      "How much do you weigh?"

    • D. 

      "Over how long a period did you take the pills?"

  • 2. 
    You suspect that your nearly unconscious male patient has ingested sleeping pills and alcohol. He is breathing inadequately. You should immediately
    • A. 

      Give oxygen by nasal cannula.

    • B. 

      Administer activated charcoal.

    • C. 

      Administer syrup of ipecac.

    • D. 

      Manage the airway.

  • 3. 
    Your 49 year old male patient is sleepy and suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Your treatment includes:
    • A. 

      Asking the patient to breathe into a paper bag

    • B. 

      Administering oxygen

    • C. 

      Administering activated charcoal

    • D. 

      Administering oral glucose

  • 4. 
    A 20-year-old patient appears dazed and seems to have lost contact with reality. The mucous membranes of his nose and mouth are swollen. He complains of a "funny numb feeling" inside his head. This patient is exhibiting signs and symptoms of drug abuse, most likely from
    • A. 

      Uppers

    • B. 

      Downers

    • C. 

      Hallucinogens

    • D. 

      Volatile chemicals

  • 5. 
    Altered mental status is less likely to be caused by which one
    • A. 

      Drug overdose

    • B. 

      Low blood sugar

    • C. 

      Head trauma

    • D. 

      Chest pain

  • 6. 
    Your patient is a 13-year-old female. Witnesses tell you her behavior changed suddenly. She has sweaty skin and complains of feeling hungry. Of the following, she is most likely to be suffering a/an:
    • A. 

      Diabetic emergency

    • B. 

      Cardiac emergency

    • C. 

      Respiratory emergency

    • D. 

      Allergic reaction