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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:  Shock is the result of __________ to the cells.
A: injury
B: hyperperfusion
C: hypoperfusion
D: homeostasis

2:  ________ shock is an exaggerated allergic reaction.
A: Anaphylaxis
B: Cardiogenic
C: Neurogenic
D: Septic

3:  The three basic causes for shock are poor pump function, _______, and blood vessels dilating.
A: pulmonary edema
B: allergic reaction
C: blood or fluid loss
D: emotional response

4:  Damage to the spinal cord that produces neurogenic shock will cause the blood vessels to:
A: constrict.
B: dilate.
C: remain normal.
D: collapse.

5:  Signs and symptoms of anaphylactic shock seen in the skin are:
A: urticaria and flushing.
B: edema of the face, tongue and lips.
C: itching and burning.
D: all of the above.

6:  During decompensated shock, the blood pressures will:
A: rise.
B: fall.
C: stay normal.
D: none of the above.

7:  At what systolic blood pressure should you recognize that an adult patient is in decompensated shock?
A: 80 mm Hg
B: 70 mm Hg
C: 90 mm Hg
D: 100 mm Hg

8:  Anxiety, bad news, or sight of blood can cause ________ shock.
A: septic
B: hypovolemic
C: neurogenic
D: psychogenic

9:  In compensated shock, the pulse of the patient usually:
A: increases.
B: decreases.
C: stays the same.
D: becomes absent.

10:  When assessing breathing for a patient in shock, an increased respiratory rate can be a sign of:
A: compensated shock.
B: decompensated shock.
C: respiratory arrest.
D: respiratory failure.

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