Online Pretest for Chapter 39 - BLS Review
Which of the following patients would not require immediate basic life support?
A child in respiratory arrest
A man with a complete airway obstruction
An elderly woman with a fractured metatarsal
A woman who has severe bleeding from chest injury
Patients with terminal illness often prepare legal documents that inform medical providers that when they go into arrest, CPR should not be started. What are these documents called?
Which of the following is not an acceptable reason for you to stop CPR once you have started?
The patient starts breathing and you feel a pulse.
You are too fatigued and exhausted to continue any longer.
A bystander tells you that the patient might have a living will.
A physician at the scene assumes responsibility and tells you to stop.
What is the most common cause of airway obstruction in an unconscious adult?
Inhalation of toxic materials
Severe bleeding due to trauma
An anaphylactic reaction to a bee sting
Relaxation of the muscles of the throat and tongue
CPR should be started if a patient has obvious signs of:
head injury with cardiac arrest.
If untreated, a patient in respiratory arrest might die due to:
a lack of oxygen.
not enough carbon dioxide.
Which of the following signs and symptoms does not usually occur when a conscious adult has a sudden foreign body airway obstruction?
Inability to speak
Grasping at the throat
In most instances, cardiac arrest in infants and children results from:
severe head trauma.
Placing your hands over the xiphoid process when performing chest compressions on an adult can result in:
a pulmonary embolus.
lacerated abdominal organs.
Except when it is absolutely necessary, CPR should not be interrupted for more than how many seconds?
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