Online Pretest for Chapter 18 - Environmental Emergencies
The treatment of hypothermia in the field should include:
preventing blood loss.
massaging the patient's extremities.
giving the patient hot coffee to drink.
stabilizing the vital signs and preventing further heat loss.
The term "convection" is defined as the loss of:
body heat by touching a colder object.
body heat as a result of being in a colder environment.
body heat as a result of water changing from a liquid to a gas.
heat through moving air, from the body surface to a cooler area.
When a person's body gains or retains more heat than it loses, the result is called:
The loss of body heat through sweating is known as:
A teenage boy is successfully resuscitated at the scene after a near-drowning. Your next step in caring for the patient is to:
take the patient home.
provide transport to the hospital.
provide transport to the patient's doctor.
advise the patient to visit his own doctor as soon as possible.
An elderly man who was found lying on a cold, wet sidewalk is losing body heat through the process of:
A man who has been exposed to a hot, humid climate for a long period of time has very hot, dry, flushed skin. His armpits are dry, and his body temperature is 104 degrees F (40 degrees C). He also has a decreased level of consciousness. These signs and symptoms suggest:
The condition that occurs when the skin freezes but deeper tissues do not is called:
late or deep injury.
early or superficial injury.
Artificial ventilation for a patient who was involved in a near-drowning incident should begin as soon as the patient is:
positioned face up.
moved into the ambulance
pulled from the water and placed on a firm surface.
pulled down from the water and placed on a backboard.
A person who is submerged in water that is colder than normal body temperature will develop:
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