How Much Do You About Burns?

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  • 1. 
    A 42-year-old male patient was involved in a house fire. His arms are charred black but the patient states he has little pain. This burn would be classified as
    • A. 

      Partial thickness

    • B. 

      Minor

    • C. 

      Full thickness

    • D. 

      Superficial

  • 2. 
    Protection, temperature regulation, and excretion are major functions of the
    • A. 

      Muscles

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Skin

    • D. 

      Blood vessels

  • 3. 
    The outer layer of the skin is called the
    • A. 

      Dermis

    • B. 

      Subcutaneous layer

    • C. 

      Epidermis

    • D. 

      Subdura

  • 4. 
    In an adult, a full thickness burn that involves 2% to 10% of the body surface is classified as
    • A. 

      Minor burn

    • B. 

      Moderate burn

    • C. 

      Critical burn

    • D. 

      Circumferential burn

  • 5. 
    You are called to assist a 3-year-old male patient who pulled a pot of hot water from the stove spilling hot it onto their upper chest. The skin is red and painful, but no other signs or symptoms are present. This childs burn would be classified as
    • A. 

      Critical

    • B. 

      Severe

    • C. 

      Superficial

    • D. 

      Full thickness

  • 6. 
    A burn characterized by intense pain, reddening, and blisters is called a
    • A. 

      Superficial burn

    • B. 

      Partial thickness burn

    • C. 

      Full thickness burn

    • D. 

      Critical burn

  • 7. 
    Acceptable care for a 7% superficial burn may include all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Cool the burn with water

    • B. 

      Keep the patient warm

    • C. 

      Apply a burn ointment

    • D. 

      Keep the burn site clean

  • 8. 
    Blisters should be cared for by
    • A. 

      Opening and draining

    • B. 

      Sealing with burn ointment

    • C. 

      Opening and disinfecting

    • D. 

      Leaving intact and covering loosely

  • 9. 
    Your first concern in treating a conscious patient who has received partial thickness burns to the face is treating
    • A. 

      For relative hypothermia

    • B. 

      The burned area by applying a dressing

    • C. 

      For hypovolemia shock

    • D. 

      Airway related problems

  • 10. 
    Your patient has been exposed to an unknown chemical which has soaked his clothing. You should immediately flush the patient with
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Alcohol

    • C. 

      Neutralizing solution

    • D. 

      Vinegar

  • 11. 
    The most serious problem to consider with an electrical burn is
    • A. 

      Shock

    • B. 

      Hyperthermia

    • C. 

      Brain damage

    • D. 

      Cardiac dysrhythmia/arrest

  • 12. 
    A superficial burn is characterized by
    • A. 

      Charred black areas

    • B. 

      Lack of pain

    • C. 

      Reddening of the skin

    • D. 

      Blisters

  • 13. 
    Which of the following statements regarding thte nasal septum is most correct
    • A. 

      It may be slightly deviated to one side or the other

    • B. 

      The nasal septum is comprised mainly of cartilage

    • C. 

      Inflammation of the nasal septum is common during infection

    • D. 

      The nasal septum separates the oropharynx and nasopharynx

  • 14. 
    Cerebrospinal fuild is manufactured in the _______ of the brain and serves to_______
    • A. 

      Subdural space, prevent infection

    • B. 

      Cortex, protect the brain injury

    • C. 

      Ventricles, cushion and protect the bain

    • D. 

      Subarachnoid space, oxygenate the brain

  • 15. 
    General care for an eye injury involves
    • A. 

      Applying direct pressure to the globe

    • B. 

      Irrigating the eye with sterile saline solution

    • C. 

      Covering both eyes to minimize further injury

    • D. 

      Applying a cold compress to the eyeball

  • 16. 
    A patient with a dysconjugate gaze following an occular injury
    • A. 

      Most likely has a concomitant basilar skull fracture

    • B. 

      Should have ice applied to the eyes to prevent blindness

    • C. 

      Has discoordination between the movements of both eyes

    • D. 

      Should be treated by irrigating both eyes for 20 minutes

  • 17. 
    Alkali or strong acid burns to the eye should be irrigated for an absolute minimum of ______minutes
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      30

  • 18. 
    A ruptured tympanic membrane
    • A. 

      Commonly results in permanent hearing loss

    • B. 

      Is characterized by CSF leakage from the ears

    • C. 

      Commonly leads to an infection of the middle ear

    • D. 

      Is extremely painful but typically heals spontaneously

  • 19. 
    The primary risk associated with oral and dental injuries is
    • A. 

      Malocclusion

    • B. 

      Intraoral infection

    • C. 

      Permanent tooth loss

    • D. 

      Airway compromise

  • 20. 
    When an unrestrained passenger's head strikes the windshield of a motor vehicle following rapid deceleration
    • A. 

      The anterior portion of the brain sustains stretching or tearing injuries and the posterior portion of the brain sustains compression injuries

    • B. 

      The head falls back against the headrest or seat and the brain collides with the rear of the skull, resulting in direct injury to the occipital lobe

    • C. 

      The brain initially strikes the rear of the skull, resulting in direct bruising, and then rebounds and strikes the front part of the skull

    • D. 

      Compression injuries occur to the anterior portion of the brain and stretching or tearing injuries occur to the posterior portion of the brain

  • 21. 
    Common clinical findings associated with a subdural hematoma including all of the following, except
    • A. 

      Rapidly increasing ICP

    • B. 

      An underlying skull fracture

    • C. 

      A fluctuating level of consciousness

    • D. 

      Unilateral hemiparesis or slurred speech

  • 22. 
    Chronic subdural hematomas are most commonly seen in the patients who
    • A. 

      Are less than 2 years of age

    • B. 

      Have alcoholism

    • C. 

      Are prone to hypoglycemia

    • D. 

      Have high cholesterol

  • 23. 
    When assessing the severity of a traumatic brain injury, the single msot important assessment parameter is the patient's
    • A. 

      Initial GSC score

    • B. 

      Blood pressure

    • C. 

      Level of consciousness

    • D. 

      Response to verbal stimuli

  • 24. 
    The most effective method for decreasing morbidity and mortality associate dwith spinal cord injury is
    • A. 

      Rapid transportation to a trauma center

    • B. 

      Public education and prevention strategies

    • C. 

      Minimizing scene time to 10 minutes or less

    • D. 

      Routine use of spinal motion restriction precautions

  • 25. 
    The spine
    • A. 

      Is the major structural component of the axial skeleton

    • B. 

      Is comprised of irregular bones that are all fused together

    • C. 

      Consists of 23 bones articulating to form the spinal column

    • D. 

      Provides support and strength for the appendicular skeleton

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