Paramedic Module 2 Part 3

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 35

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Paramedic Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Indication for rapid-sequence intubation include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Impending respiratory failure

    • B. 

      Acute disorder threatening the airway

    • C. 

      Altered mental status with risk of aspiration

    • D. 

      Glasgow coma scale of 8 or less

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the followig 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

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT an advantage of nasotracheal intubation
    • A. 

      It is well tolerated by a semiconscious patient

    • B. 

      It is easier and quicker to perform than orotracheal intubation

    • C. 

      It can be performed without displacing the patient's head

    • D. 

      The tube cannot be bitten

  • 4. 
    In the intubation of children under 8 years old, it is recommended that the paramedic use
    • A. 

      A cuffed endotracheal tube and a straight laryngoscope blade

    • B. 

      An uncuffed endotracheal tube and a straight larngoscope blade

    • C. 

      A cuffed endotracheal tube and a curved laryngoscope blade

    • D. 

      An uncuffed endotracheal tube and a curved larngoscope blade

  • 5. 
    The primary danger associated with extubation is
    • A. 

      Laryngospasm

    • B. 

      Aspiration

    • C. 

      Fasciculations

    • D. 

      Tracheal damage

    • E. 

      Vomiting

  • 6. 
    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. 

      A light on either side of the Adam's apple

    • D. 

      Absent light in the neck

    • E. 

      A bright light above the Adam's apple

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT a paralytic agent used for rapid-sequence intubation
    • A. 

      Succinylcholine

    • B. 

      Midazolam

    • C. 

      Vecuronium

    • D. 

      Atracurium

    • E. 

      Pancuronium

  • 8. 
    The duration of action of succinylcholine (Anectine) is approximately
    • 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

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT required for blind nasotracheal intubation
    • A. 

      A neutral or slightly extended neck

    • B. 

      A generally yquiet environment

    • C. 

      A strong malleable stylet

  • 10. 
    The major disadvantage to the use of the Esophageal Tracheal Combitube is that
    • A. 

      The trachea is not isolated

    • B. 

      The tube must be in the trachea

    • C. 

      It is associated with gastric distension and vomiting

    • D. 

      It cannot be used in the trauma patient