Quiz: The Primary Survey Medical Test

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Ready to take the primary survey medical quiz and test your knowledge regarding the same? Go for it, then! The primary survey is designed to rapidly assess and treat life-threatening injuries. The main causes of death in trauma patients are airway obstruction, respiratory failure, hemorrhagic shock, and brain injury. Therefore, these are the areas targeted by the primary survey. This medical test has questions about the primary survey of unconscious patients. All the best to you, and we hope you enjoy this.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Aspiration (if required) is an intervention at which step of the primary survey?
    • A. 

      Airway

    • B. 

      Breathing

    • C. 

      Circulation

    • D. 

      Disability

    • E. 

      Expose/Evaluate

  • 2. 
    Manual C-spine immobilization is a consideration at which step of the primary survey (in a trauma patient)?
    • A. 

      Airway

    • B. 

      Breathing

    • C. 

      Circulation

    • D. 

      Disability

    • E. 

      Expose/Evaluate

  • 3. 
    Which mnemonic is used to assess the trauma patients' breathing in the primary survey?
    • A. 

      MUFC

    • B. 

      LUFC

    • C. 

      ATOMFC

    • D. 

      ABCDE

  • 4. 
    In the MEDICAL primary survey, at which stage would you check the patient's blood glucose level?
    • A. 

      Airway

    • B. 

      Breathing

    • C. 

      Circulation

    • D. 

      Disability

    • E. 

      Evaluate/Expose

  • 5. 
    In a primary traumatic survey, Percussion of the chest is a low-yield assessment tool.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A "high pitched noise" on inspiration suggests:
    • A. 

      An upper airway obstruction

    • B. 

      A lower airway obstruction

    • C. 

      A pneumothorax

    • D. 

      A eunuch

  • 7. 
    During AUSCULTATION,  how should you ask the patient to breathe?
    • A. 

      Slowly through their nose

    • B. 

      Loudly through their arse

    • C. 

      Noisily through their mouth

    • D. 

      Briskly through their mouth

  • 8. 
    Tracheal Deviation is a sign of:
    • A. 

      An open pneumothorax

    • B. 

      A massive haemothorax

    • C. 

      Surgical emphysema

    • D. 

      A tension pneumothorax

  • 9. 
    The primary survey should continuously be re-assessed in all patients.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A cheetah has the ability to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in:
    • A. 

      3 seconds

    • B. 

      13 seconds

    • C. 

      23 seconds

    • D. 

      33 seconds

  • 11. 
    The KEY purpose of a primary survey is to:
    • A. 

      Buy time whilst recovering from a powernap

    • B. 

      Obtain a thorough top-to-toe examination of a pt

    • C. 

      Detect any time-critical problems

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 12. 
    An OP, NP, LMA, and ET are all abbreviations for:
    • A. 

      Breath sounds

    • B. 

      Airway adjuncts

    • C. 

      Immobilisation devices

    • D. 

      Types of coffee

  • 13. 
    A nasopharyngeal airway is a definitive airway intervention:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    ASPIRATION is used to remove which of the following from an airway:
    • A. 

      Solid food bolus

    • B. 

      Vomit

    • C. 

      Blood

    • D. 

      Dentures

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are common causes of unconsciousness:
    • A. 

      Hypertension

    • B. 

      Cva

    • C. 

      Hypoglycemia

    • D. 

      Pneumothorax

  • 16. 
    What does HONK stand for:
    • A. 

      HYPERosmolar non-ketotic state

    • B. 

      HYPOosmolar non-ketotic state

    • C. 

      Hyperosmolar non-ketones

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 17. 
    A patient with a head injury is presenting with HYPERTENSION, BRADYCARDIA, and IRREGULAR RESPIRATIONS. This is known as:
    • A. 

      Becks Triad

    • B. 

      Cushing's Triad

    • C. 

      Dragons Triad

    • D. 

      Portal Triad

  • 18. 
    AVPU stands for:
    • A. 

      Alert, Voice, Pain, Unresponsive

    • B. 

      Alert, Vision, Pain, Unresponsive

    • C. 

      Awake, Voice, Pupils, Unresponsive

    • D. 

      Alert, Voice, Pupils, Unavailable

  • 19. 
    GCS is a measure of patients:
    • A. 

      Conscious level

    • B. 

      Neurological status neurological status

    • C. 

      Blood sugar level

    • D. 

      Both A & B

  • 20. 
    A noisy airway is:
    • A. 

      An obstructed airway

    • B. 

      Consideration at the Circulatory stage of the primary survey

    • C. 

      Something you can ignore as long as you remember to return later

    • D. 

      A clear airway

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