Brain Death Assessment Quiz

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Brain death is defined as the irreversible loss of all functions of the brain, including the brainstem. The three essential findings in brain death are coma, absence of brainstem reflexes, and apnoea. Just how well do you understand the legal terms that classify one as brain dead? Take up this quiz and learn more on brain death.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The legal definition of death by neurologic criteria includes:
    • A. 

      Irreversible loss of all functions of the brain

    • B. 

      Loss of all functions of the brain stem

    • C. 

      Irreversible loss of all functions of the brain including the brain stem

    • D. 

      Cessation of cardiac and pulmonary function

  • 2. 
    Which reflexes which are evaluated during the clinical brain death exam?
    • A. 

      Cough

    • B. 

      Gag

    • C. 

      Spinal Cord

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    True or False:Glasgow Coma Scale represents a patient’s baseline neurologic  function.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    True or False:The “cold calorics” test assesses a patient’s temperature regulation ability.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The time interval between clinical exams for an adult is generally ______ hours.
    • A. 

      Four

    • B. 

      Six

    • C. 

      Twelve

    • D. 

      Twenty Four

  • 6. 
    In the brain, temperature regulation occurs in the _________________.
    • A. 

      Thalamus

    • B. 

      Pituitary gland

    • C. 

      Hypothalamus

    • D. 

      Cerebral cortex

  • 7. 
    The loss of ADH can cause __________________, which can compromise donor stability.
    • A. 

      Severe hypotension

    • B. 

      Prolonged clotting times

    • C. 

      Severe hypertension

    • D. 

      Diabetes insipidus

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