Respiratory Quizzes & Trivia

Breathe in, breath can do this! Whether you're an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) or a school teacher, or a construction worker, you know all about how to breathe, right? Well now is the time to prove that it's not all just hot air coming out of your mouth. Answer questions about the lungs, hemoglobin, nose and mouth!

What's asthma? Can you explain it? Well then why not answer questions about it? Anaphylactic shock? Please...that's easy stuff! You "nose" these answers, of course you do! Put pedal to the medal and prove it! Don't strain yourself or rush through the answers...take it at a nice steady pace and you won't end up out of breath or gasping for air!
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Testing your knowledge of key features in respiratory history and examination

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 562   |  Last updated: Jan 29, 2013
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    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

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 1927   |  Last updated: Dec 5, 2012
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    What is the most common invader of the nasopharynx?

Respiratory disease is a medical term that describes pathological conditions affecting the organs and tissues that make gas exchange possible in higher organisms. Take this quiz to advance your knowledge and find out more about...

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 2829   |  Last updated: Nov 13, 2017
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    What is the name of the tiny ballon-like sacs?

Questions: 22  |  Attempts: 1612   |  Last updated: Jun 29, 2020
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    Intrapulmonary bronchi and bronchioles share which ONE of the following properties?

This is a quiz on Respiratory Material in the Complex Family Nursing Course at Ivy Tech.�

Questions: 51  |  Attempts: 5563   |  Last updated: Jan 23, 2013
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    A child experiencing an acute asthma attack presents to the emergency department.  Which of the following medications should a nurse prepare to administer to the childe as an intervention for an acute asthma attack?

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Respiratory Questions & Answers

What is the nurse's most appropriate action in the following? A client with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease tells a nurse that he feels short of breath. The client's respiratory rate is 36...
1. give the nebulizer treatment herself.-rationale: the clients needs are preeminent, so the nurse should administer the nebulizer treatment immediately. the nurse can deal with the respiratory therapists lack of response after the clients condition
What should the nurse plan to do if the chest drainage system is accidentally disconnected? A nurse is caring for a client with a chest tube.
1. place the end of the chest tube in a container of sterile saline.-rationale: if a chest drainage system is disconnected, the nurse may place the end of the chest tube in a container of sterile saline or water to prevent air from entering the chest
What is the purpose of defibrillation?
Defibrillation is a method used when a person undergoing a cardiac arrest experiences Ventricular Fibrillation. It involves giving a minor electric shock to the patient by placing two pads, one above the right nipple and the other below the heart on