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Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing is known as:
A: acute pulmonary edema.
B: dyspnea.
C: lower airway infection.
D: congestive heart failure.

2:  Remember, the sensation of not getting enough air can be terrifying, regardless of its cause. As an EMT-B , you should be prepared to treat not just the symptoms and the underlying problem, but also:
A: vomiting it produces.
B: bronchitis lapses it produces.
C: the anxiety it produces.
D: severe headache that accompanies it.

3:  Patients with CHF (congestive heart failure) often take several medications, in addition to obtaining a list of those medications, be sure to pay special attention to:
A: the events that lead up to the present problem.
B: skin tone of the patient.
C: respirations of the patient.
D: a and c are correct.

4:  It is important to establish your patients baseline status, in other words their usual condition and:
A: precise vital signs while the patient is seated.
B: what is different.
C: pertinent past history.
D: find out if the are suffering sleep deprivation.

5:  Which of the following would not be a proper intervention for a respiratory problem?
A: Positive pressure ventilations
B: Positioning the patient in a high Fowler's position.
C: Positioning the patient in a position of comfort
D: Oxygen via non-breathing mask at 24 or higher L/min

6:  If the patient's condition is stable and no life threats exist, vital signs should be obtained at least every:
A: 5 minutes.
B: 10 minutes.
C: 15 minutes.
D: 20 minutes.

7:  What is the first step listed to help a patient self-administer medication from an inhaler?
A: Check the expiration date of the inhaler
B: Stop administering supplemental oxygen
C: Shake inhaler vigorously before using
D: Obtain an order from medical control or local protocol

8:  Like most dyspnea patients, those with spontaneous pneumothorax are usually:
A: more comfortable sitting up.
B: more comfortable lying down.
C: more comfortable standing.
D: left in the recovery position.

9:  Because a considerable amount of lung tissue may not be functioning, what is mandatory care for a patient with pulmonary embolism?
A: Obtaining vital sign every two minutes
B: Giving supplemental oxygen
C: Inhaler dose administered ASAP
D: Paramedics called to the scene to draw stat blood

10:  When obtaining a SAMPLE history of the patient and OPQRST, be sure to ask:
A: if family is available to assist.
B: where patient's prescriptions and OTC medications are kept.
C: what the normal baseline is.
D: if and what interventions were taken before you arrived.

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