Lifeguard Quiz # 4: First Aid (Ch. 9)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The “S” in the mnemonic SAMPLE stands for—

    • A.

      Secondary assessment.

    • B.

      Signs and symptoms.

    • C.

      Signs of life.

    • D.

      Standard of care.

    Correct Answer
    B. Signs and symptoms.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Signs and symptoms." The mnemonic SAMPLE is commonly used in healthcare to gather important information about a patient's medical history during an assessment. Each letter in the mnemonic represents a different aspect to consider. In this case, the "S" stands for "Signs and symptoms," which refers to the physical and subjective indications of a medical condition that the patient is experiencing. This information is crucial for healthcare professionals to make an accurate diagnosis and determine the appropriate course of treatment.

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  • 2. 

    A physical injury to the body’s soft tissue, such as the skin, fat and muscles, is called a—

    • A.

      Break.

    • B.

      Concussion.

    • C.

      Stroke.

    • D.

      Wound.

    Correct Answer
    D. Wound.
    Explanation
    A physical injury to the body's soft tissue, such as the skin, fat, and muscles, is referred to as a wound. This can include cuts, lacerations, punctures, or abrasions that result in damage to the tissues. A wound can occur due to various reasons, such as accidents, falls, or intentional harm. It is important to clean and treat wounds properly to prevent infection and promote healing.

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  • 3. 

    To minimize the effects of shock, you should do all of the following EXCEPT—

    • A.

      Control any external bleeding.

    • B.

      Have the victim lie down and elevate the legs about 12 inches if a head, neck or back injury or if broken bones in the hips or legs are not suspected.

    • C.

      Give the victim warm beverages to sip

    • D.

      Keep the victim from getting chilled or overheated.

    Correct Answer
    C. Give the victim warm beverages to sip
    Explanation
    Warm beverages may increase the risk of vomiting in a shocked person, which can further complicate their condition. Therefore, giving warm beverages to sip is not recommended to minimize the effects of shock.

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  • 4. 

    You are on duty at your facility when a patron emerges from the locker room stating that a custodian has had an accident, spilling a small amount of cleaning product in one of her eyes. What should you do to provide care for chemicals in the eye?

    • A.

      Flush away from the uninjured eye

    • B.

      Flush eyes with soap and water for 15 minutes

    • C.

      Flush the eye continuously with water for 10 minutes or until EMS personnel arrive

    • D.

      Both A and C are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and C are correct
  • 5. 

    Which of the following is true when providing care for a victim who has sustained a serious injury to the abdomen?

    • A.

      Cover the organs with a moist, sterile dressing and cover the dressing with plastic wrap.

    • B.

      Do not attempt to put the organs back into the abdomen.

    • C.

      Place a folded towel or cloth over the dressing to keep the organs warm.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    When providing care for a victim who has sustained a serious injury to the abdomen, it is important to cover the organs with a moist, sterile dressing to prevent infection. The dressing should then be covered with plastic wrap to create a barrier against further contamination. Attempting to put the organs back into the abdomen is not recommended as it can cause further damage. Finally, placing a folded towel or cloth over the dressing helps to keep the organs warm and provides additional protection. Therefore, all of the above options are true when providing care for such an injury.

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  • 6. 

    Take all of the following steps to care for an embedded object EXCEPT—

    • A.

      Do not remove the object.

    • B.

      Place a bandage over the object.

    • C.

      Place several dressings around the object to keep it from moving.

    • D.

      Summon EMS personnel.

    Correct Answer
    B. Place a bandage over the object.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Place a bandage over the object." When caring for an embedded object, it is important not to remove the object as it may cause further injury. Placing several dressings around the object helps to stabilize it and prevent it from moving. Summoning EMS personnel is also necessary to ensure proper medical attention. However, placing a bandage over the object may not be recommended as it can potentially cause more harm or make it difficult for medical professionals to assess and treat the injury.

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  • 7. 

    The victim of a heat-related emergency starts to lose consciousness. What should you do after you summon EMS personnel?

    • A.

      Continue to check for breathing and a pulse.

    • B.

      Continue to cool the victim by using ice or cold packs on his or her wrists, ankles, groin and neck and in the armpits.

    • C.

      Have the victim sit up.

    • D.

      Both a and b are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a and b are correct.
    Explanation
    After summoning EMS personnel, you should continue to check for breathing and a pulse to monitor the victim's vital signs. Additionally, you should continue to cool the victim by using ice or cold packs on specific areas such as wrists, ankles, groin, neck, and armpits. This helps to lower the body temperature and prevent further damage from the heat-related emergency. Therefore, both options a and b are correct actions to take in this situation.

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  • 8. 

    Frostbite is the freezing of body parts exposed to the cold. The severity depends on—

    • A.

      Air temperature, body temperature and length of exposure.

    • B.

      Air temperature, length of exposure and the wind.

    • C.

      Air temperature, length of the body part and the wind.

    • D.

      Body temperature, length of exposure and the wind

    Correct Answer
    B. Air temperature, length of exposure and the wind.
    Explanation
    The severity of frostbite depends on air temperature, length of exposure, and the wind. These factors contribute to the rate at which body heat is lost and the freezing of body parts. Lower air temperatures increase the risk of frostbite, while longer exposure times and windy conditions accelerate heat loss from the body, making it more susceptible to freezing. Body temperature alone does not determine the severity of frostbite, as it is primarily influenced by external factors.

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  • 9. 

    Too much or too little sugar in the blood =

    • A.

      Diabetic emergency

    • B.

      Fainting

    • C.

      Seizures

    • D.

      Stroke

    Correct Answer
    A. Diabetic emergency
    Explanation
    Too much or too little sugar in the blood can lead to a diabetic emergency. In the case of high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia), the body may not have enough insulin to properly regulate sugar levels, leading to symptoms such as increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, and confusion. On the other hand, low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can occur when a person with diabetes takes too much insulin or skips meals. This can result in symptoms like shakiness, dizziness, sweating, confusion, and even loss of consciousness. Both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia can be dangerous and require immediate medical attention.

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  • 10. 

    Weakness or numbness usually on one side of the body, slurred speech or blurred vision =

    • A.

      Diabetic emergency

    • B.

      Seizures

    • C.

      Stroke

    • D.

      Poisoning

    Correct Answer
    C. Stroke
    Explanation
    The symptoms described, such as weakness or numbness on one side of the body, slurred speech, and blurred vision, are indicative of a stroke. A stroke occurs when there is an interruption of blood flow to the brain, leading to the death of brain cells. These symptoms are commonly associated with a stroke and require immediate medical attention.

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  • 11. 

    A cut in which a piece of soft tissue or even part of the body, such as a finger, is torn loose or is torn off entirely. Often, deeper tissues are damaged, causing significant bleeding =

    • A.

      Abrasion

    • B.

      Laceration

    • C.

      Avulsion

    • D.

      Puncture

    Correct Answer
    C. Avulsion
    Explanation
    An avulsion is a type of cut in which a piece of soft tissue or even part of the body is torn loose or completely torn off. It is often accompanied by damage to deeper tissues, resulting in significant bleeding. This differs from an abrasion, which is a superficial scrape, a laceration, which is a deep cut, and a puncture, which is a hole made by a sharp object.

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  • 12. 

    Signals include red, hot, dry skin; changes in the level of consciousness; and vomiting.

    • A.

      Heat cramps

    • B.

      Heat exhaustion

    • C.

      Heat stroke

    Correct Answer
    C. Heat stroke
    Explanation
    Heat stroke is the correct answer because the symptoms described in the question, such as red, hot, dry skin; changes in the level of consciousness; and vomiting, are indicative of heat stroke. Heat stroke is a severe condition that occurs when the body's temperature regulation system fails, leading to a dangerously high body temperature. It is a medical emergency and requires immediate attention to prevent further complications. Heat cramps and heat exhaustion may also occur due to heat exposure, but they do not present with the same severe symptoms as heat stroke.

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  • 13. 

    When speaking with children, do not kneel since this may confuse the child.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Kneeling while speaking with children may not necessarily confuse them. The statement suggests that kneeling can confuse a child, but this is not always the case. It depends on the context and the child's individual understanding and perception. Kneeling can actually be seen as a gesture of closeness and empathy, making the conversation more engaging and effective. Therefore, the statement is not entirely accurate, and the correct answer is false.

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  • 14. 

    When treating an eye injury, do not put direct pressure on the eye.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When treating an eye injury, it is important not to put direct pressure on the eye because doing so can further damage the eye or cause additional harm. The eye is a delicate organ and applying pressure can increase the risk of injury or exacerbate existing damage. Instead, it is recommended to seek medical attention and follow proper first aid measures, such as gently covering the eye with a clean cloth or sterile dressing to protect it until professional help is available.

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  • 15. 

    Splinting is a method of immobilizing an injured extremity and should be used only if moving or transporting a person to seek medical attention and if splinting does not cause further pain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Splinting is a technique used to immobilize an injured extremity, such as a broken bone or sprained joint, to prevent further damage and reduce pain. It is typically done when moving or transporting the injured person to seek medical attention. The statement correctly states that splinting should only be used if it does not cause further pain. This is important because improper splinting can worsen the injury or cause additional discomfort. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct.

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  • 16. 

    If the victim vomits ___________, place the victim on his or her side.

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Do not

    Correct Answer
    A. Do
    Explanation
    If the victim vomits, it is important to place them on their side to prevent choking or aspiration of vomit into the airway. This position, known as the recovery position, helps to maintain an open airway and allows any vomit to drain out of the mouth. It also helps to prevent the victim from inhaling any vomit, which can lead to further complications. Therefore, it is crucial to place the victim on their side if they vomit.

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