What Do You Know About Respiratory Protection? Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About Respiratory Protection? Trivia Quiz

What do you know about respiratory protection? There are a lot of microscopic objects or substances that if ingested either in large or small quantities have an effect on the respiratory system. Most chemical industries require their workers to wear protective equipment to protect themselves from respiratory issues as a result of exposure to certain substances. Do take up the quiz below and get to see how safe you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You take the history from a 71 year old gentleman who is complaining of breathlessness on exertion. He reports getting very breathless when walking to the corner shop (a distance of around 100 yards), such that he has to stop and 'catch his breath' at least twice en route. He says this has been gradually getting worse over the last 12 months. He has not reported any chest pain at any stage, but does report a chronic cough which is productive of whitish sputum. He states that he thinks he has lost a bit of weight and his appetite 'has never been good.' He has no past medical history of note and takes no regular medication. He has no significant family history and lives alone. He smokes 20 cigarettes per day and has done for over 50 years. He doesn't drink alcohol. He is retired and used to work as a miner. What is the most likely underlying diagnosis
    • A. 

      Heart failure

    • B. 

      Asthma

    • C. 

      Coal-workers pneumoconiosis

    • D. 

      Lung cancer

    • E. 

      COPD

  • 2. 
    When examining a patient with a pneumothorax, the trachea is displaced __________ the side of the lesion.
  • 3. 
    Which of the following are causes of clubbing? (tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      COPD

    • B. 

      Congenital cyanotic heart disease

    • C. 

      Inflammatory bowel disease

    • D. 

      Interstitial lung disease

    • E. 

      Bowel cancer

    • F. 

      Squamous cell lung cancer

    • G. 

      Asthma

    • H. 

      Bronchiectasis

    • I. 

      Pericarditis

    • J. 

      Subacute bacterial endocarditis

  • 4. 
    This chest x ray shows a right sided ___________
  • 5. 
    A 47 year old woman presents with pleuritic chest pain and breathlessness. Listed below are some of the key features in her history and examination. Identify all that are risk factors for a pulmonary embolism. (Tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Obese

    • B. 

      History of hypertension

    • C. 

      Total knee replacement 3 weeks ago

    • D. 

      Family history of breast cancer

    • E. 

      Family history of PE

    • F. 

      Being recently post-menopausal

  • 6. 
    Interpret these pulmonary function tests: FEV1 = 1.56 L (49% predicted) FVC = 1.64L (40% predicted) These demonstrate a restrictive lung defect.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which are the following statements is false about this CXR?
    • A. 

      There are reduced lung markings on the right side

    • B. 

      The mediastinum is pushed to the right

    • C. 

      This patient requires urgent treatment

    • D. 

      The treatment includes insertion of a chest drain

  • 8. 
    Interpret the following blood gas: pH 7.29 PCO2 8.2 PO2 8.1 Bicarbonate 32 Base excess - This demonstrates _______
    • A. 

      Respiratory alkalosis and hypoxia

    • B. 

      Respiratory acidosis and hypoxia

    • C. 

      Metabolic alkalosis and hypoxia

    • D. 

      Metabolic acidosis and hypoxia

  • 9. 
    What does this CXR show?
    • A. 

      Pulmonary fibrosis

    • B. 

      Left lower zone mass

    • C. 

      Right apical pneumothorax

    • D. 

      Cardiomegaly

    • E. 

      Pulmonary oedema

  • 10. 
    What does this CXR show
    • A. 

      Right lower lobe consolidation

    • B. 

      Right middle lobe consolidation

    • C. 

      Right upper lobe consolidation

    • D. 

      Right lung cancer

    • E. 

      Right sided mesothelioma