Paramedic Module 2

18 Questions | Total Attempts: 189

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Paramedic Quizzes & Trivia

This is based upon the airway management chapter of paramedic book. . . This test is to drill me for my quizzes


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The depression between the epiglottis and the base of the tongue is called the
    • A. 

      Nare

    • B. 

      Glottis

    • C. 

      Larynx

    • D. 

      Vallecula

  • 2. 
    The average volume of gas inhaled or exhaled in one respiratory cycle is the
    • A. 

      Minute volume

    • B. 

      Tidal volume

    • C. 

      Respiratory rate

    • D. 

      Total lung capacity

  • 3. 
    A drop in blood pressure of greter than 10 torr during inspiration is called:
    • A. 

      Compliance

    • B. 

      Laryngeal spasm

    • C. 

      Pulsus paradoxus

    • D. 

      Paradoxical breathing

  • 4. 
    To avoid hypoxia during intubation, limit each intubation attempt to no more than ____ seconds before reoxygenating the patient.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      40

  • 5. 
    _________ isthe preferred neuromuscular blocking agent for emergency RSI
    • A. 

      Atracurium

    • B. 

      Vecuronium

    • C. 

      Pancuronium

    • D. 

      Succinylcholine

  • 6. 
    The _______ is the most superior part of the airway
    • A. 

      Pharynx

    • B. 

      Larynx

    • C. 

      Oral cavity

    • D. 

      Nasal cavity

  • 7. 
    The ______ comprise(s) the key funcitonal unit of the respiratory system.
    • A. 

      Hilum

    • B. 

      Alveoli

    • C. 

      Bronchi

    • D. 

      Respiratory bronchioles

  • 8. 
    The paramedic can correct oxygen derangements by
    • A. 

      Increasing ventilation

    • B. 

      Administering supplemental oxygen

    • C. 

      Using intermittent positive-pressure ventilation

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    The ____ is the amount of gas in the tidal volume that remains in air passageways unavailable for gas exchange.
    • A. 

      Base tidal volume

    • B. 

      Minute volume

    • C. 

      Dead-space volume

    • D. 

      Total lung capacity

  • 10. 
    Difficulty speaking defines
    • A. 

      Aphagia

    • B. 

      Aphonia

    • C. 

      Dysphonia

    • D. 

      Dysphagia

  • 11. 
    An irregular pattern of rate and depth with sudden, periodic episodes of apnea, indicating increased intracranial pressure describes:
    • A. 

      Agonal respirations

    • B. 

      Biots respirations

    • C. 

      Kussmaul's respirations

    • D. 

      Cheyne-stokes respirations

  • 12. 
    ____ is often called the "Fifth vital sign"
    • A. 

      Heart rate

    • B. 

      Blood pressure

    • C. 

      Pulse oximetry

    • D. 

      Blood glucose level

  • 13. 
    The visual representation of the expired CO2 waveform refers to
    • A. 

      Capnogram

    • B. 

      Capnograph

    • C. 

      Capnometry

    • D. 

      Capnography

  • 14. 
    Advantages of endotracheal intubation include
    • A. 

      It eliminates the need to maintain a mask seal

    • B. 

      It isolates the trachea and permits complete control of the airway

    • C. 

      It impedes gastric distention by channeling air directly into the trachea

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 15. 
    _____ is generally the second-line paralytic when succinylcholine is contraindicated, because it has fewer cardiac and hypotensive side effects than other nondepolarizing agents
    • A. 

      Atracurium

    • B. 

      Fentanyl

    • C. 

      Vecuronium

    • D. 

      Pancuronium

  • 16. 
    Potential indications for blind nasotracheal intubation include
    • A. 

      Obesity

    • B. 

      Possible spinal injury

    • C. 

      Significant angioedema

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    The ____ can function in either the tracheal or esophageal position
    • A. 

      ET

    • B. 

      PtL

    • C. 

      LMA

    • D. 

      PLA

  • 18. 
    Open cricothyrotomy is contraindicated in children under the age of ___ because the cricothyroid membrane is small and underdeveloped.
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      14

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      18