Hm Book Ch 21: Emergency Procedures (In Progress)

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Hm Book Ch 21: Emergency Procedures (In Progress)

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  • 4. 
    Signs of increased intracranial pressure include:      - Headache      - Nausea and / or vomiting      - Possible unconsciousness      - Change in pupil size or symmetry      - Lateral loss of motor nerve function      - Change in respiratory rate or pattern      - Steady rise in the systolic blood pressure      - Rise in pulse pressure      - Elevated body temperature      - Restlessness
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is the maximum amount of time allowed for continuous suctioning of an infant's airway?
    • A. 

      5 seconds

    • B. 

      5 - 10 seconds

    • C. 

      10 - 15 seconds

    • D. 

      15 - 20 seconds

    • E. 

      20 - 30 seconds

    • F. 

      30 seconds

  • 6. 
    Hypovolemic shock, also known as hemorrhagic shock, is a loss of intravascular volume which may occur from blood, plasma, or fluid loss.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Distributive shock occur when the vascular container (blood vessels) dilate without a proportional increase in fluid volume.  As a result, the heart's preload decreases (blood available for pumping out to the body), and thus cardiac output falls, leaving the tissues hypoxic and starved for energy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of the following should NOT be done when treating a patient with an object impaled in one of her eyes?
    • A. 

      Make all efforts to not put additional pressure on the globe

    • B. 

      Apply dry sterile dressings to build around and support the object

    • C. 

      In hazardous conditions, leave the good eye uncovered long enough to ensure the casualty's safety

    • D. 

      Bandage both eyes if foreign bodies are not easily removed by simple measures or if there is pain or loss of vision in the eye

    • E. 

      All of the above actions are appropriate

  • 9. 
    Chilblain is a mild cold injury that happens from prolonged exposure to temperatures above freezing to as high as 60F.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    An infant's airway should never be suctioned for more than 15 seconds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A casualty with a compromised airway or massive external hemorrhage will fall under non-tactical triage Priority I - Immediate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    When performing a needle chest decompression, an 18 gauge needle is the preferred size required to adequately decompress the chest.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A casualty with a long bone fracture will fall under non-tactical triage Priority I - Immediate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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      Click the refresh button on your browser

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      Emailing us at [email protected] and asking us to create new questions

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      Shaking your laptop like an Etch-A-Sketch

  • 15. 
    Combat Gauze is the current hemostatic agent of choice.  It should be applied with at least how many minutes of direct pressure?
    • A. 

      None. It is immediately effective

    • B. 

      1 - 2 minutes

    • C. 

      At least 2 minutes

    • D. 

      At least 3 minutes

  • 16. 
    The general impression of a trauma patient is crucial to identifying which of the following?
    • A. 

      Transportation decision

    • B. 

      Patient's overall systemic condition

    • C. 

      Obvious significant external problems

    • D. 

      Probable significant internal problems

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    When inserting the Combitube and after the device is sitting between the teeth and properly aligned between the printed black rings, the next step is to inflate the blue cuff.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Mediastinal shifts, whether on pneumothorax or hemothorax patients, are a late sign.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Normally, a loss of how many liters of blood is needed to create a life-threatening condition?
    • A. 

      0.5 liters

    • B. 

      1 liter

    • C. 

      1.5 liters

    • D. 

      2 liters

  • 20. 
    Normally, a loss of 1 liter of blood is all that's needed to create a life-threatening condition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Casualties whose injuries are critical but who will require only minimal time or equipment to manage and who have a good prognosis for survival are sorted under triage Priority I - Immediate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is NOT a sign of increased intracranial pressure?
    • A. 

      Headache, nausea, and / or vomiting

    • B. 

      Change in the casualty's respiratory rate or pattern

    • C. 

      Steady rise in the systolic blood pressure (in patients who haven't lost significant amounts of blood)

    • D. 

      Elevated body temperature

    • E. 

      All of the above are signs of increased intracranial pressure

  • 23. 
    Synthetic materials used for suturing wounds closed such as nylon and dermalon frequently react with tissue and can be "spit" from the wound.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Cardiogenic shock occurs when the vascular container (blood vessels) dilate without a proportional increase in fluid volume.  As a result, the heart's preload decreases (blood available for pumping out to the body), and thus cardiac output falls, leaving the tissues hypoxic and starved for energy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    A hypotensive patient is one who has a systolic blood pressure less than 90.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False