Medical Aspects Of Chemical, Biological, And Radiological Warfare Assignment 7

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“Medical Aspects of Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Warfare,” chapter 8, pages 8-1 to 8-18; "Diet and Nutrition," chapter 9, pages 9-1 to 9-11; "Emergency Dental Care and Preventive Medicine," chapter 10, pages 10-1 to 10-6.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who, if anyone, is responsible for maintaining adequate supplies for the decontamination and treatment of CBR casualties?
    • A. 

      Medical officer

    • B. 

      Damage control officer

    • C. 

      Supply officer

    • D. 

      No one

  • 2. 
    Nerve agents produce their effect by interfacing with normal transmission of nerve impulses.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 3. 
    The tendency of a chemical agent to remain effective in a contaminated area is known as
    • A. 

      Lethality

    • B. 

      Persistency

    • C. 

      Volatility

    • D. 

      Permeability

  • 4. 
    Inhalation of nerve gas characteristically results in which of the symptoms listed below?
    • A. 

      Local muscular twitching

    • B. 

      Dry mouth

    • C. 

      Pinpoint pupils

    • D. 

      Pulmonary edema

  • 5. 
    In a definitive care facility, the indicated treatment of a nerve agent victim includes which of the following therapies?
    • A. 

      2 mg atropine and 600 mg 2-PAM chloride every 15 minutes until recovery

    • B. 

      2 mg atropine every 15 minutes until the victim has a dry mouth and mild tachycardia

    • C. 

      600 mg 2-PAM chloride every 15 minutes until the victim is conscious

    • D. 

      Respiratory support only

  • 6. 
    What part of the body is most sensitive to the effects of mustard gases?
    • A. 

      Eyes

    • B. 

      Lungs

    • C. 

      Liver

    • D. 

      Skin

  • 7. 
    Specific antidotal therapy is available for which, if any, of the following vesicants?
    • A. 

      Mustard (HD)

    • B. 

      Nitrogen mustard (HN)

    • C. 

      Lewisite (L)

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    First aid treatment for blood agents is amyl nitrite ampules followed by which of the compounds listed below?
    • A. 

      Oral potassium chloride

    • B. 

      Oral sodium thiosulfate

    • C. 

      Intravenous potassium chloride

    • D. 

      Intravenous sodium thiosulfate

  • 9. 
    The symbol for phosgene gas is
    • A. 

      C1

    • B. 

      CN

    • C. 

      CG

    • D. 

      CK

  • 10. 
    Which of the following odors is an early indication of exposure to phosgene gas in casualty-producing amounts?
    • A. 

      Bitter almonds

    • B. 

      A freshly mown lawn

    • C. 

      Geraniums

    • D. 

      None of the above. Phosgene is undetectable

  • 11. 
    Exposure to fresh air and allowing wind to blow across wide open eyes is generally sufficient treatment for which of the following agents?
    • A. 

      Psychochemicals

    • B. 

      Lacrimators

    • C. 

      Vomiting agents

    • D. 

      Glycolates

  • 12. 
    With exposure to Adamsite, which, if any, of the following actions must be taken to minimize or inhibit the symptoms of exposure?
    • A. 

      Don a protective mask and continue duties as vigorously as possible

    • B. 

      Give an intramuscular injection of physostigmine

    • C. 

      Give an intravenous infusion of sodium thiosulfate

    • D. 

      Do none of the above

  • 13. 
    What is the proper treatment for burning white phosphorus particles embedded in the skin?
    • A. 

      Surgical removal followed by a copper sulfate wet dressing

    • B. 

      A copper sulfate rinse then surgical removal

    • C. 

      A copper sulfate rinse only

    • D. 

      Allowing them to burn out

  • 14. 
    By what means can biological agents can be detected?
    • A. 

      Physical senses

    • B. 

      Chemical detectors

    • C. 

      Laboratory examination

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    When entering an area known to be contaminated with biological agents, which of the following actions should be taken?
    • A. 

      Put on gloves, if available

    • B. 

      Button up clothing

    • C. 

      Put on a protective mask

    • D. 

      Do all of the above

  • 16. 
    What is the appropriate procedure to follow when biological agents are known to have been placed in your drinking water?
    • A. 

      Double the amount of chlorine in the water

    • B. 

      Double the time the water is exposed to the chlorine

    • C. 

      Boil the water before you drink any of it

    • D. 

      Refrain from drinking the water

  • 17. 
    Presenting a serious internal radiation hazard, alpha particles can enter the body through which of the following?
    • A. 

      The digestive system

    • B. 

      The respiratory system

    • C. 

      Open wounds

    • D. 

      Any of the above

  • 18. 
    Of the following, which type of radiation has the greatest penetrating power?
    • A. 

      Alpha

    • B. 

      Beta

    • C. 

      Gamma

    • D. 

      Neutron

  • 19. 
    In the event of a nuclear detonation, what is the best position to assume?
    • A. 

      Sitting, with the knees drawn up to the chest, facing away from the blast

    • B. 

      Face down, with your face covered

    • C. 

      On your side, in a fetal position facing away from the blast

    • D. 

      Supine, with your face covered

  • 20. 
    The treatment of thermal burns from a nuclear detonation differs from more conventional burn wounds in which, if any, of the following ways?
    • A. 

      Conventional burn wounds are generally less serious

    • B. 

      Conventional burn wounds are more likely to become infected

    • C. 

      Burns resulting from a nuclear detonation are more painful

    • D. 

      There is no difference

  • 21. 
    When using antibiotics for victims of radiation injuries, what is the recommended dosage?
    • A. 

      One-half of the normal dosage

    • B. 

      The normal dosage

    • C. 

      Two times the normal dosage

    • D. 

      Three times the normal dosage

  • 22. 
    Approximately what number of calories must be burned or consumed for the average individual to lose or gain one pound?
    • A. 

      1,500

    • B. 

      2,000

    • C. 

      3,500

    • D. 

      5,000

  • 23. 
    What happens to protein consumed that is in excess of body requirements?
    • A. 

      Used to supply energy only

    • B. 

      Changed into fat only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Excreted from the body through elimination

  • 24. 
    What total number of amino acids are obtained solely from the food we eat?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      11

  • 25. 
    What amount of protein should a nonpregnant person consume on a daily basis?
    • A. 

      0.8 g/kg

    • B. 

      1.2 g/kg

    • C. 

      2.2 lbs

    • D. 

      There is no specific recommended amount