Anesthesia Review Test: Trivia Quiz

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Anesthesia Review Test: Trivia Quiz

Do you know that it is quite possible to perform surgery on a person while they are awake and they won’t feel any pain? Such is the joy that comes with anesthesia and the many drugs and techniques at doctor’s disposal. What are some of the tools, drugs used and techniques and effects surrounding anesthesia. This quiz is the perfect way to test out just how much you know about this procedure.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The term Regional Anesthesia refers to:
    • A. 

      Loss of sensation in a limited area of the body produced by administration of a local anesthetic or other agent proximal to sensory nerves

    • B. 

      Loss of sensation in a small area of the body produced by administration of a local anesthetic agent in proximity to the area of interest

    • C. 

      Loss of sensation of a localized area produced by administration of a local anesthetic directly to a body surface or to a surgical or traumatic wound

    • D. 

      A drug-induced sleeplike state that impairs the ability of the patient to respond appropriately to stimuli

  • 2. 
    A drug-induced state of calm in which the patient is reluctant to move and is aware of but unconcerned about its surroundings.
  • 3. 
    The term Balanced Anesthesia refers to:
    • A. 

      The administration of two or more agents in equal volume

    • B. 

      Administration of multiple drugs concurrently in smaller quantities than would be required if each were given alone

    • C. 

      General anesthesia in which the patient's physiological status remains stable

    • D. 

      The administration of a local and general anesthetic concurrently

  • 4. 
    A sleeplike state from which the patient can be aroused with sufficient stimulation.
  • 5. 
    With sufficient stimulation, a patient can be aroused from:
    • A. 

      Sedation

    • B. 

      Narcosis

    • C. 

      General anesthesia

    • D. 

      Hypnosis

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements about anesthesia is/are false?
    • A. 

      Anesthetic agents have wide therapeutic indices

    • B. 

      There is always a risk to a patient safety when anesthetics are administered

    • C. 

      Most anesthetics cause significant changes in cardiopulmonary function

    • D. 

      Administration of anesthetics is routine and thus requires no specialized skills

  • 7. 
    In gathering a patient history, which of the following would be the best way to frame a question about a patient's exercise level?
    • A. 

      "Your dog does not exercise much, does he, Mrs. Jones?"

    • B. 

      "Does your dog exercise, Mrs. Jones?"

    • C. 

      "How many times a week does your pet go for a walk or exercise, Mrs. Jones?"

    • D. 

      "You don't give your dog as much exercise as you should, do you Mrs. Jones?"

  • 8. 
    Which of the following examples of species associations is not correct?
    • A. 

      Horses and cats are more sensitive to opioids than dogs and ruminants.

    • B. 

      The use of anticholinergics is recommended in ruminants to avoid airway occlusion

    • C. 

      Horses may fracture limbs during anesthetic recovery and thus require special attention during the recovery period

    • D. 

      Large animals are prone to respiratory depression and dependent atelectasis and thus often require ventilatory support

  • 9. 
    Dehydration increses the risk of hypotension.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A dog with a body condition score of 8/9 will require more anesthetic per unit body weight than a dog of the same breed with a body condition score of 5/9.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Anemia predisposes the patient to hypoxemia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Patients with bruising may be at higher risk for potentially life-threatening intraoperative and postoperative bleeding.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    You are evaluating a patient's LOC (level of consciousness) and find the patient in a sleeplike state, nonresponsive to a verbal stimulus but arousable by a painful stimulus. This patient is:
    • A. 

      Lethargic

    • B. 

      Obtunded

    • C. 

      Stuporous

    • D. 

      Comatose

  • 14. 
    You are evaluating a patient's hydration. The skin elasticity is somewhat slowed, the patient's mucous membranes are tacky, the CRT is 1.5 seconds, but the eye is in a normal position in the orbit. Your patient is:
    • A. 

      Approximately 5-6% dehydrated

    • B. 

      Approximately 6-8% dehydrated

    • C. 

      Approximately 8-10% dehydrated

    • D. 

      Approximately 12-15% dehydrated

  • 15. 
    Which of the following fasting times is least advisable?
    • A. 

      Dogs: 8-12 hours

    • B. 

      Horse: 2-4 hours

    • C. 

      Cow: 24-48 hours

    • D. 

      Small ruminant: 12-18 hours

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not a Crystalloid solution?
    • A. 

      Lactated Ringer's solution

    • B. 

      Normal saline solution

    • C. 

      Dextran

    • D. 

      5% Dextrose

  • 17. 
    Which of the following signs of disease in a calm canine patient would be most significant in terms of the potential to increase the risk of anesthesia?
    • A. 

      Increase respiratory effort

    • B. 

      Lethargy

    • C. 

      A body temp of 103.4*F

    • D. 

      A sinus arrhythmia

  • 18. 
    Which of the following species or breeds must be watched especially close during any anesthetic procedure to ensure a patent airway?
    • A. 

      Brachiocephalic breeds

    • B. 

      Exotic breeds

    • C. 

      Sighthounds

    • D. 

      Cats and horses

  • 19. 
    The fluid type most appropriate to replace moderate losses from dehydration would be:
    • A. 

      Colloids

    • B. 

      Hypertonic saline

    • C. 

      Isotonic crystalloids

    • D. 

      50% Dextrose

  • 20. 
    Using the standard fluid infusion rate of 10mL/kg/hr for the first hour, and a macrodrip administration set witht a delivery rate of 15 ggt/mL, a 53-lb patient would require what infusion rate (mL/hr) and drip rate (gtt/sec)  (answer: __mL/hr, __ggt/sec)
  • 21. 
    About two-thirds of the total body water is inside the cells.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Blood plasma makes up about 5% of the total body weight.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The extracellular fluid contains more sodium than intracellular fluid.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Which of the following statements regarding IV catheter placement in surgery patients is incorrect?
    • A. 

      Choose and administration set with an injection port

    • B. 

      Give all IV drugs slowly unless told otherwise

    • C. 

      Always follow IV injections through a catheter with sterile saline flush

    • D. 

      Choose a catheter that is small in diameter to minimize the risk of bleeding

  • 25. 
    The intracellular fluid contains more potassium than intravascular fluid.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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