Paramedic Module 2 Part 3

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a likely occurrence when using an endotracheal intubation to secure the airway
    • A. 

      Gastric distention is more likely

    • B. 

      Complete airway control is achieved

    • C. 

      The tracheal suctioning becomes more complicated

    • D. 

      Medications can be longer be introduced into the trachea

    • E. 

      It makes obtaining a good mask seal more difficult

  • 2. 
    The pattern of light that indicates that the lighted stylet is in the proper position to advance the endotracheal tube when performing transillumination intubation is
    • A. 

      A very dim and diffuse light

    • B. 

      A circle of light at the adam's apple

    • C. 

      light on either side of the adam's apple

  • 3. 
    Indications for rapid-sequence intubation include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Impending respiratory failure

    • B. 

      Altered mental status with risk of aspiration

    • C. 

      Acute disorder threatening the airway

    • D. 

      Glasgow coma scale of 8 or less

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT a paralytic agent used for rapid sequence intubation
    • A. 

      Succinylcholine

    • B. 

      Midazolam

    • C. 

      Vercuronium

    • D. 

      Attacruium

    • E. 

      Pancuronium

  • 5. 
    The duration of action of succinylcholine (Anectine) is approx
    • A. 

      1 to 2 minutes

    • B. 

      2 to 3 minutes

    • C. 

      3 to 5 minutes

    • D. 

      4 to 6 minutes

    • E. 

      10 to 15 minutes

  • 6. 
    In the intubation of children under 8 years old, it is recommended that the paramedic us
    • A. 

      A cuffed endotracheal tube and a straight laryngoscope blade

    • B. 

      An uncuffed endotracheal tube and a straight laryngoscope blade

    • C. 

      A cuffed endotracheal tube and a curved laryngoscope blade

    • D. 

      An ncuffed endotracheal tube and a curved laryngoscope blade

    • E. 

      An uncuffed endotracheal tube and digital technique

  • 7. 
    All of the following statements about the pediatric airway are true EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The tongue is larger in relation to the oropharynx than in adults

    • B. 

      The glottic opening is lower and more posterior than in adults

    • C. 

      The vocal cords slant upward

    • D. 

      The narrowest part is the cricoid cartilage

  • 8. 
    In patients with clenched teeth or who are awake or combative, the preferred method of intubation is
    • A. 

      Digital

    • B. 

      Lighted stylet

    • C. 

      Rapid-sequence with neuromuscular blockadge

    • D. 

      Nasal

  • 9. 
    Blind nasotracheal intubation is contraindicated if the patient
    • A. 

      Is apneic

    • B. 

      Has sustained a mandibular injury

    • C. 

      Is anorexic

    • D. 

      Is severely obese

  • 10. 
    The preferred point of entry when inserting a surgical airway is the
    • A. 

      Hyoid membrane

    • B. 

      Arytenoid folds

    • C. 

      Cricothyroid membrane

    • D. 

      Pyriform fossa

  • 11. 
    The minimum acceptable vacuum level in suctioning units for the prehospital setting is
    • A. 

      200 mmHG

    • B. 

      300 mmHG

    • C. 

      400 mmHG

    • D. 

      500 mmHG

  • 12. 
    Both standard routes of gastric decompression put the patient at risk for all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Misplacement into the brain

    • B. 

      Vomiting

    • C. 

      Misplacement into the trachea

    • D. 

      Trauma or bleeding from poor technique

  • 13. 
    An esophageal detector device (EDD) uses the anatomic principle that the
    • A. 

      Trachea is rigid and will collapse under negative pressure

    • B. 

      Trachea is rigid and will not collapse under negative pressure

    • C. 

      Esophagus is rigid and will collapse under negative pressure

    • D. 

      Esophagus is rigid and will not collapse under negative pressure

  • 14. 
    The laryngoscope permits visualization of the vocal cords by lifting of the tongue and
    • A. 

      Soft palate

    • B. 

      Epiglottis

    • C. 

      Hyoid bone

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    The greatest advantage of a straight blade is
    • A. 

      Greater displacement of the tongue

    • B. 

      Indirect elevation of the epiglottis

    • C. 

      Lessened chance of stimulating the gag reflex

    • D. 

      Wider field of vision for intubation