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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 fetus develops inside a fluid-filled, bag-like membrane called the amniotic sac or bag of waters, and contains:
A: 200-250 mL of fluid.
B: 250-359 mL of fluid.
C: 350-500 mL of fluid.
D: 500-1,000 mL of fluid.

2:  As the time for delivery nears, certain complications can occur, preeclampsia or pregnancy-induced hypertension, a condition that can develop after the:
A: 10th week of gestation.
B: 20th week of gestation.
C: 24th week of gestation.
D: 28th week of gestation.

3:  Prompt hospital treatment should be provided for a pregnant woman with vaginal bleeding. Which of the following should NOT be done in this emergency?
A: Place a sanitary pad or trauma dressing in the vagina
B: Have her on her left side during the transport
C: Give her high-flow oxygen
D: Save any tissue that may be passed from the vagina.

4:  An unruptured amniotic sac may contain a foul smelling greenish color fluid. This information must be:
A: included in your narrative report only.
B: given to the parents to pass along to their pediatrician.
C: relayed in your report to medical control.
D: ignored, this is normal in 50% of births.

5:  As soon as the head is delivered, use the index finger of your other hand to feel whether the umbilical cord is wrapped around the neck, this is commonly called:
A: a nuchal cord.
B: a blue cord.
C: a tightly wound cord.
D: a suffocative cord.

6:  Post delivery care includes drying the baby off and wrapping it immediately in a blanket or towel, and placing it on one side, with:
A: the head slightly lower than the rest of the body.
B: the head slightly higher than the rest of the body.
C: more face down than face up.
D: a high flow of oxygen.

7:  Once the infant is born, the umbilical cord is of no further use to the mother or infant. Post delivery care of the umbilical cord is important because:
A: the tissue of the cord is very tough and must be cut quickly.
B: infection is easily transmitted through the cord to the baby.
C: a moot situation, it is of no further value.
D: it will quickly detach itself from the placenta.

8:  To slow bleeding, you can massage the mother's abdomen in a firm, circular motion after the baby is delivered, stimulating the uterus to contract. You can also:
A: administer two tablespoons of oxytoxin , if the mother has it available.
B: raise the upper half of the mother's body.
C: place the infant on the mother's breast to nurse.
D: place one or two sanitary napkins into the vagina, approximately four inches.

9:  Excessive bleeding occurs when the bleeding exceeds:
A: 350 mL.
B: 500 mL.
C: 750 mL.
D: 900 mL.

10:  When transporting a premature infant, keep the temperature of the vehicle (ambulance) at what temperature?
A: 80 to 85 degrees
B: 85 to 90 degrees
C: 90 to 95 degrees
D: 95 degrees or higher

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