Chapter 12: Sudden Illness

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Illness Quizzes & Trivia

Common signals of sudden illnesses include changes in the level of consciousness, such as feeling light-headed, dizzy, drowsy or confused, or becoming unconscious or breathlessness. If a person is prepared in case of this eventuality chances of survival are increased. Test just how prepared you are by taking this quiz. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a seziure?
    • A. 

      A sudden heart attack

    • B. 

      When there is abnormal electoactivity in the brain

    • C. 

      A brain freeze after eating too many cold foods

    • D. 

      When the brain doesn't have enough sleep

  • 2. 
    What causes a seizure?
    • A. 

      Head injuries

    • B. 

      Loud sounds

    • C. 

      Low blood sugar

    • D. 

      Stroke

  • 3. 
    You must roll the person onto their side, time the seizure, and call 9-1-1 if it lasts more than 3 minutes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A stroke is...
    • A. 

      Lack of proteins to the head

    • B. 

      A chronic condition

    • C. 

      A type of light pattern

    • D. 

      Sudden death of brain cells

  • 5. 
    Symptoms of a stroke are:
    • A. 

      Sudden need to exercise

    • B. 

      Dizziness/loss of balance

    • C. 

      Difficulty seeing and speaking

    • D. 

      Knowledge of obscure facts

  • 6. 
    For a Hemorrhagic Stroke, 
    • A. 

      A surgeon stitches the ruptured blood vessel

    • B. 

      Walking it off

    • C. 

      Shaking the person and saying "are you okay?"

    • D. 

      TPA is used to dissolve blood clots

  • 7. 
    Breathing difficulty refers to...
    • A. 

      Hyperventilating

    • B. 

      Dehydration

    • C. 

      Asthma

    • D. 

      Anxiety

  • 8. 
    If someone is hyperventilating, they should breathe into a bag.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    To treat asthma:
    • A. 

      Tell the person to breathe deeply

    • B. 

      Give the person some smelling salts

    • C. 

      Assist the person in using their prescription inhaler

    • D. 

      Assist the person with their epinephrine auto-injecter

  • 10. 
    A Geriatric Nurse can work at a retirement community and understands and treats the physical and mental health needs of the elderly
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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