Respiratory Emergencies Quiz Questions

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Respiratory Quizzes & Trivia

EMT Ortiz Palomar


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This part of the brain regulates respiratory rate
    • A. 

      Pons

    • B. 

      Medulla

    • C. 

      Cerebrum

    • D. 

      Cerebellum

  • 2. 
    Hypoxemia means
    • A. 

      Low O2 in blood stream

    • B. 

      Difficult breathing

    • C. 

      No breathing

    • D. 

      SOB

  • 3. 
    Dyspnea means
    • A. 

      Difficult breathing

    • B. 

      No breathing

    • C. 

      Low o2 in blood stream

    • D. 

      SOB

  • 4. 
    Apnea means
    • A. 

      No breathing

    • B. 

      SOB

    • C. 

      Difficult breathing

    • D. 

      Low o2 in blood stream

  • 5. 
    When a patient is not breathing they are experiencing 
    • A. 

      Respiratory arrest

    • B. 

      Respiratory failure

    • C. 

      Respiratory distress

    • D. 

      SOB

  • 6. 
    These patients are referred to as Pink Puffers
    • A. 

      Emphysema

    • B. 

      Chronic bronchitis

    • C. 

      COPD

    • D. 

      Asthma

  • 7. 
    These patients have ronchi sounds and are coughing up sputum
    • A. 

      Chronic bronchitis

    • B. 

      Emphysema

    • C. 

      Asthma

    • D. 

      COPD

  • 8. 
    These patients have a sensitive lower airway 
    • A. 

      Asthma

    • B. 

      Chronic bronchitis

    • C. 

      COPD

    • D. 

      Emphysema

  • 9. 
    All are signs of status asthmatics EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Pink complexion

    • B. 

      Air trapped in alveoli

    • C. 

      Exhale hard

    • D. 

      Accessory muscle use

  • 10. 
    There is an obstruction of blood flow in the pulmonary arteries and sudden onset difficult breathing, this is
    • A. 

      Pulmonary embolism

    • B. 

      Spontaneous pneumothorax

    • C. 

      Pneumonia

    • D. 

      Emphysema

  • 11. 
    ARDS, destroyed capillary bed, drowning
    • A. 

      Non cariogenic acute pulmonary edema

    • B. 

      Pulmonary embolism

    • C. 

      Pneumonia

    • D. 

      Spontaneous pneumothorax

  • 12. 
    You have a patient who is making rales type noises in the lungs what is the first thing you do
    • A. 

      Put them in high fowlers position

    • B. 

      CPR

    • C. 

      Suction the airway

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Anxious, fast breathing, carpal spasms, what disease is this?
    • A. 

      Hyperventilation syndrom

    • B. 

      Allergic reaction

    • C. 

      Emphysema

    • D. 

      Asthma

  • 14. 
    What portion of the heart is damaged due to pulmonary edema
    • A. 

      Right ventricle

    • B. 

      Left ventricle

    • C. 

      Right atrium

    • D. 

      Left atrium

  • 15. 
    Causes of a pulmonary embolism are all BUT
    • A. 

      Broken toe

    • B. 

      Long bone fracture

    • C. 

      Birth control pills

    • D. 

      Deep vein thrombosis

  • 16. 
    Three parts of the lung composer are all but
    • A. 

      Pulmonary pleura

    • B. 

      Parietal pleura

    • C. 

      Pleural cavity

    • D. 

      Visceral pleura

  • 17. 
    Which of these diseases can lead to CHF(congestive heart failure)
    • A. 

      Acute pulmonary edema

    • B. 

      Pulmonary embolism

    • C. 

      Spontaneous pneumothorax

    • D. 

      Pneumonia

  • 18. 
    Frothy sputum, tachycardia and crackles noises in lungs is which disease
    • A. 

      Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema

    • B. 

      Spontaneous pneumothorax

    • C. 

      Emphysema

    • D. 

      COPD

  • 19. 
    Apnea means
    • A. 

      No longer breathing

    • B. 

      Respiratory arrest

    • C. 

      Shortness of breath

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    When the cells of the body are not getting enough oxygen it is called
    • A. 

      Hypoxia

    • B. 

      SOB

    • C. 

      Apnea

    • D. 

      Dyspnea

  • 21. 
    Blood oxygen saturation in the body shouldn't drop below
    • A. 

      94%

    • B. 

      90%

    • C. 

      80%

    • D. 

      100%

  • 22. 
    How many liters per minute should non rebreather mask omit
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      25

  • 23. 
    How many liters per minute should a nasal cannula omit
    • A. 

      1 to 6

    • B. 

      3 to 5

    • C. 

      6 to 8

    • D. 

      1 to 3

  • 24. 
    What is respiratory failure
    • A. 

      Respiratory volume or rate is not providing adequate ventilation to the body

    • B. 

      Difficulty breathing but adequate TV and RR

    • C. 

      Breathing ceases

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    CPAP
    • A. 

      Continuous positive airway pressure

    • B. 

      Cannot press a point

    • C. 

      Continuous pressure as positive

    • D. 

      Continual pulmonary airway pressure

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