'the Primary Survey' Medical Test.

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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.


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 immobolisation 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 patients blood glucose level?
    • A. 

      Airway

    • B. 

      Breathing

    • C. 

      Circulation

    • D. 

      Disability

    • E. 

      Evaluate/Expose

  • 5. 
    In a traumatic primary survey Percussion of the chest is a high or low yield assessment tool?
    • A. 

      High Yield

    • B. 

      Low Yield

  • 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. 
    Should the primary survey continuously be re-assessed in all patients?
    • A. 

      YES

    • B. 

      NO

  • 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

  • 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 nasalpharyngeal airway is a definitive airway intervention:
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 14. 
    ASPIRATION is a 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. 

      Hypoglycaemia

    • D. 

      Pneumothorax

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

      HYPERosmolar non-ketotic state

    • B. 

      HYPOosmolar non-ketotic state

    • C. 

      Hyperosmolar non-ketones

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

      Becks Triad

    • B. 

      Cushings 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 measure of a patients:
    • A. 

      Conscious level

    • B. 

      Neurological status neurological status

    • C. 

      Blood sugar level

  • 20. 
    A noisy airway is:
    • A. 

      An obstructed airway

    • B. 

      A 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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