Online Pretest for Chapter 38 - Advanced Airway Management
Which of the following steps should not be taken during endotracheal intubation?
Open the airway and hyperventilate the patient.
Place a straight laryngoscope blade past the epiglottis.
Place a curved laryngoscope blade in front of the epiglottis.
Gently place the blade against the patient's upper teeth for support.
Your first attempt to intubate a patient has resulted in intubation of the esophagus. Your next step should be to:
perform a surgical cricothyroidoscopy.
suction the patient for 15 to 20 seconds.
immediately attempt to intubate the patient again.
hyperventilate the patient for 2 to 3 minutes before trying again.
After intubating an adult patient, you should auscultate all of the following areas except the:
area above the suprasternal notch.
Which of the following statements about the Sellick maneuver is true?
It increases lung expansion.
It decreases rescuer oxygen demand.
It eliminates the need for a second rescuer.
It might prevent regurgitation and aspiration.
Which of the following statements about orotracheal intubation is false?
It prevents aspiration.
It promotes gastric distention.
It facilitates airway suctioning.
It facilitates oxygen administration.
Most adult males will need approximately what size endotracheal tube?
3.0 to 4.0 mm
5.5 to 6.5 mm
7.5 to 8.5 mm
9.5 to 10.0 mm
The plastic-coated wire inserted into an ETT that makes the tube rigid, yet maintains a desired curvature, is called a:
double lumen wire.
The laryngoscope blade is used primarily to:
prevent the patient from vomiting.
lift the ETT into the proper place.
lift the uvula out of the field of vision.
provide a direct view of the vocal cords.
You insert an ETT properly, but the patient continues to show signs of inadequate ventilation. The most likely reason for this is:
persistent leakage of water around the face mask.
a ruptured balloon cuff on the end of the ETT.
presence of a tension pneumothorax.
placement of the ETT in the trachea.
Which of the following statements about PTL and ETC airway is true?
They are difficult to place properly.
Semiconscious patients easily tolerate them.
They are easily used in spinal injury patients.
They require advanced skill and practice to maintain.
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