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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:  The rate and amount of heat loss or gain by the body can be modified in three ways. Which of the following is NOT one of those three ways?
A: Increase or decrease heat production
B: Move to an area where heat loss is decreased or increased
C: Drink lots of hot drinks ( hot chocolate, tea, coffee, etc.)
D: Wear insulated clothing, which helps to decrease heat loss in several ways

2:  A number of factors will affect how a person deals with a cold or hot environment. Which one of the following is NOT true regarding age?
A: Small infants have poor thermoregulation at birth and do not have the ability to shiver and generate heat.
B: Young children dehydrate quicker and need stimulants to counteract their dehydration
C: Poor circulation contributes to increased heat loss and gain in either environment
D: Medications taken by older persons can also affect their bodies' thermostats, putting them at higher risk for hot or cold problems.

3:  At what age do young children have the ability to shiver and generate heat?
A: Ages 4 months to 6 months
B: Ages 6 months to 8 months
C: Ages 8 months to 12 months
D: Ages 12 months to 18 months

4:  Recording specific results of your early assessment is particularly valuable in which condition?
A: Hypothermic
B: Hyperthermic
C: Coma patients
D: Cardiac arrest patients

5:  Signs and symptoms of hypothermia generally become progressively more severe as:
A: shivering stops.
B: the body core temperature is less than 80 degrees.
C: the body core temperature stabilizes.
D: the body core temperature falls.

6:  Mild hypothermia will occur at which one of the following?
A: 89 to 92 degrees
B: 80 to 88 degrees
C: 90 to 95 degrees
D: Below 80 degrees

7:  All patients who are severely injured are at risk for hypothermia. The first step of five steps listed to prevent further cold injury is:
A: prevent conduction heat loss.
B: prevent convection heat loss.
C: remove the patient from the cold environment as promptly as possible.
D: remove wet clothing and keep the patient dry.

8:  After prolonged exposure to the cold, the skin may be freezing while the deeper tissues are unaffected. This condition is called:
A: frostnip.
B: frostbite.
C: blanching.
D: trench foot condition.

9:  Which of the following is the most common serious illness caused by heat?
A: Heat cramps
B: Heatstroke
C: Heat exhaustion or heat prostration
D: Heat hypoevaporation

10:  Keeping yourself hydrated while on duty is very important, especially during periods of heavy exertion or work in the heat. You should drink how much water a day or more when exertion or heat is involved?
A: 2 liters or more
B: 3 liters or more
C: 4 liters or more
D: 5 liters or more

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