Syncope - 30 Mins - EMT-p

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  • 1. 
    Geriatric patients have a much higher incidence of cardiac syncope. Patients ___ years of age have a cardiovascular cause of syncope twice the incidence of patients ___ years of age.
    • A. 

      45 to 60, 20 to 45

    • B. 

      50 to 80, 12 to 45

    • C. 

      60 to 90, 15 to 59

    • D. 

      80 to 100, 40 to 60

  • 2. 
    Syncope in pediatric patients can be due to breath-holding spells.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    An ECG should be performed on ___ patients with syncope.
    • A. 

      All

    • B. 

      Most

    • C. 

      Few

    • D. 

      None

  • 4. 
    Hypoglycemia is associated with a gradual change in mental status which is prolonged and reversed only by an increase in serum glucose. The return to a normal mental state is somewhat ___ than in syncope.
    • A. 

      Slower

    • B. 

      Faster

    • C. 

      There is no difference is return to a normal mental state

  • 5. 
    All patients who suffer syncope should have a full set of vitals, pulse, respiration and BP, obtained. What other ' vital sign ' is necessary for the field provider to obtain?
    • A. 

      Cardiac 12 lead

    • B. 

      Blood glucose

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Orthostatic BP

  • 6. 
    Head turning could cause a syncopal episode from carotid sinus hypersensitivity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A definitive diagnosis will be made in only approximately__ of the patients presenting to the Emergency Department with syncope.
    • A. 

      20%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      70%

  • 8. 
    Vasovagal episodes are often associated with
    • A. 

      Blood loss

    • B. 

      Hypothermia

    • C. 

      Distressing news

    • D. 

      Excitement

  • 9. 
    Vasomotor syncope best refers to
    • A. 

      Syncope cased by a sudden loss of blood to the brain due to vasoconstriction

    • B. 

      Syncope cased by a sudden loss of blood to the brain due to vasodilation

    • C. 

      Syncope cased by a sudden loss of blood to the brain due to loss of vessel tone

    • D. 

      Syncope cased by a sudden loss of blood to the brain due to vasoconstriction

  • 10. 
    Psychogenic syncope is self correcting in most cases.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Brief myoclonic jerking may occur with a syncope episode. This is
    • A. 

      Normal

    • B. 

      Abnormal

    • C. 

      Only with cardiac based cases

    • D. 

      Only when drugs are involved

  • 12. 
    Loss of cerebral blood flow for ___ seconds results in loss of consciousness.
    • A. 

      3-5

    • B. 

      5 - 10

    • C. 

      10-15

    • D. 

      15-20

  • 13. 
    One way in which syncope can be defined is _________________________.
    • A. 

      Gradual loss of consciousness

    • B. 

      Inability to maintain postural tone

    • C. 

      Simple fainting

    • D. 

      None of the above