CPAP: What Do You Know About Continuous Positive Airway Pressure?

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CPAP: What Do You Know About Continuous Positive Airway Pressure?

CPAP: What do you know about continuous positive airway pressure? As a medical practitioner, you should be able to advise patients suffering from Sleep Apnea on how they can use the machine so as to lessen the occurrence of such issues. Take up the quiz and see if you are as knowledgeable as you may think. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which medical condition is the primary indication for CPAP?
    • A. 

      CHF with Pulmonary edema

    • B. 

      Acute MI

    • C. 

      COPD, prior to the use of bronchodilators

    • D. 

      Unconscous Asthma

  • 2. 
    You are transporting a patient in florid Pulmonary Edema, secondary to CHF. CPAP has been applied, and you have a 10-minute transport time. Which of the following would cause you to stop CPAP treatment?
    • A. 

      The patient becomes more awake and lucid

    • B. 

      The patient becomes obtunded

    • C. 

      The patient has less trouble breathing

    • D. 

      The patient’s oxygen saturation goes from 92% to 97%

  • 3. 
    Which is true with regards to how CPAP helps improve a patient with CHF and pulmonary Edema?
    • A. 

      It helps to stent open alveoli

    • B. 

      It helps to alleviate bronchospasm

    • C. 

      It helps to improve lung compliance, which makes the work of breathing easier

    • D. 

      It is actually more effective than broncodilators, especially in an acute setting

  • 4. 
    When considering contraindications for applying CPAP, which is false?
    • A. 

      It should never be used in a patient with respiratory arrest

    • B. 

      It should not be used in an unconscious patient

    • C. 

      It should not be applied to patients with Hypertension

    • D. 

      It should not be applied to a patient with a Pneumothorax

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not used to determine eligibility for CPAP?
    • A. 

      Respiratory rate > 25

    • B. 

      Severe dyspnea

    • C. 

      Abdominal distention

    • D. 

      Ability to follow commands

  • 6. 
    Which is not one of the primary ways to treat an acute exacerbation of CHF with Pulmonary Edema?
    • A. 

      NTG

    • B. 

      CPAP

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Trendelenburg Position

  • 7. 
    Which is NOT a Contraindication of the King Airway
    • A. 

      Responsive patients with an intact gag reflex.

    • B. 

      Patients with known esophageal disease

    • C. 

      Patients who are more than 4 feet tall.

    • D. 

      Any patients that have ingested caustic substances

  • 8. 
    A patient who is 4' - 5' tall should use what size airway?
    • A. 

      Size 2

    • B. 

      Size 3

    • C. 

      Size 4

    • D. 

      Size 5

  • 9. 
    Choose the correct tube size for a patient who is 6' 4" tall.
    • A. 

      Size 2

    • B. 

      Size 3

    • C. 

      Size 4

    • D. 

      Size 5