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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:  Another common name for envenomation is:
A: hives.
B: sting.
C: snake bite.
D: wheezing.

2:  Injection of medications such as penicillin may cause an immediate and severe reaction. Immediate is described as:
A: within one minute.
B: within five minutes.
C: within 15 minutes.
D: within 30 minutes.

3:  Eating certain foods, such as shell fish or nuts, may result in a relatively slow reaction that still can be quite severe. That relatively slow reaction time is:
A: more than 15 minutes.
B: more than 30 minutes.
C: more than 45 minutes.
D: more than 60 minutes.

4:  Which of the following is not a safe way to remove the stinger and attached muscle injected by a honeybee into the patient?
A: Use clean tweezers
B: Use a clean credit card to scrape it
C: Use the edge of a sharp, stiff object to scrape it
D: Use the side of a tongue depressor to scrape it

5:  If untreated, a severe anaphylactic reaction can proceed rapidly to death. More than two-thirds of patients who die, do so within:
A: the first half hour.
B: the first hour.
C: three hours.
D: twelve hours.

6:  Remember, the presence of hypoperfusion or respiratory distress indicates that the patient is having a severe enough allergic reaction to lead to death. Hypoperfusion is:
A: stridor.
B: shock.
C: pallor.
D: nostril flaring.

7:  Which of the following is not a common sign and symptom of allergic reactions in the respiratory system?
A: Increase in pulse
B: Hoarseness
C: Tightness in the chest or throat
D: Wheezing and/or stridor

8:  All of the following are common signs and symptoms of allergic reactions related to the circulatory system, except:
A: decrease in blood pressure.
B: increase in pulse rate (initially).
C: sneezing, itchy runny nose ( initially).
D: loss of consciousness and coma.

9:  Which of the following will not help perfusion to the brain while easing respiratory effort?
A: Place the patient in a comfortable position
B: Administer Benadryl ( per protocol)
C: Generally position supine
D: Elevate the head and shoulders

10:  Before administering epinephrine for injection from an AnaKit (commercial bee sting kit), what is the first step?
A: Get an order
B: Clean/wipe thigh
C: Place needle in proper position
D: Check expiration date of medication

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