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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:  Stroke is a common cause of brain disorder that:
A: is potentially treatable.
B: is impossible to treat.
C: has an 87% death rate.
D: is directly related to a severe angina attack.

2:  Do not be distracted by the seriousness of the situation or by frightened family members who want you to rush. Look first for:
A: pulselessness.
B: slurred speech.
C: seizures or related trauma.
D: threats to your safety.

3:  Time of onset is critical because it helps determine:
A: how long the problem has existed.
B: whether the patient is a candidate for treatment with clot dissolving drugs.
C: whether the patient is a candidate for Tylenol or acetaminophen.
D: if the patient should receive up to three sprays of nitroglycerine.

4:  Petit mal seizure typically occurs in children from:
A: 3-5 years old.
B: 2-4 years old.
C: 4-7 years old.
D: 4-12 years old.

5:  Often, a patient may have experienced a warning prior to the seizure event. The warning is referred to as a/an:
A: febrile seizure.
B: aura.
C: absence seizure.
D: pre-seizure or grand mal seizure.

6:  In some situations, the postical state may be characterized by hemiparesis or:
A: weakness on one side of the body, resembling a stroke.
B: rolling of the eyes, with a long period of "twitching".
C: slight bleeding from the nose and one or both ears.
D: a state of "bliss", very calm and serene.

7:  In geriatric patients you should consider a headache as:
A: normal, the brain naturally deteriorates with aging.
B: a neurologic emergency requiring rapid transport.
C: potentially serious.
D: a sign of blood pressure problems, most like very high.

8:  A patient that almost always has an altered or decreased level of consciousness, usually is suffering from:
A: hyperglycemia.
B: hypoglycemia.
C: hypertension.
D: hyperactivity.

9:  Treat stroke and AMS in children:
A: the same way you do for adults.
B: with caution, the cause may be dangerous to you.
C: routinely, it is a child not an adult you're treating.
D: give baby aspirin immediately.

10:  You should always do at least three neurologic tests on patients you suspect of having a stroke, which of the following is not correct?
A: Test their speech
B: Test facial movement
C: Test arm movement
D: Check blood sugar if a glucose meter is available

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