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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 aspect of natural ventilation that involves the diaphragm contracting and the chest wall expanding is:
A: metabolism.
B: inhalation.
C: exhalation.
D: airway expansion.

2:  The path air takes during exhalation goes through the following route:
A: Alveoli, bronchioles, bronchi, trachea, epiglottis, oropharynx
B: Oropharynx, larynx, trachea, carina, bronchi, alveoli
C: Bronchioles, carina, larynx, oropharynx, epiglottis
D: Alveoli, trachea, carina, epiglottis, pharynx, mouth

3:  The process by which carbon dioxide moves from a high concentration in the capillaries to the lower concentration in alveoli is:
A: ventilation.
B: hypoxia.
C: wicking.
D: diffusion.

4:  A patient who is developing early stages of hypoxia may exhibit:
A: cyanosis.
B: restlessness.
C: a weak pulse.
D: a pulse oximetry reading below 80%.

5:  A patient who to takes an occasional gasping breath after their heart has stopped has:
A: agonal respirations.
B: ataxic respirations.
C: apneic respirations.
D: hypoxic respirations.

6:  When inserting a nasopharyngeal airway, it is important to do all the following except:
A: Measure the size from the tip of the nose to the earlobe.
B: Ensure that the bevel faces the septum when inserting into the right nare.
C: Insert with a constant rotating motion.
D: Lubricate the airway with a water-based lubricant.

7:  If a D-sized oxygen cylinder contains 300 L of oxygen and is at 2,000 PSI at the start of call, the best estimate for the amount of time a patient can receive 15 L/min with a nonrebreathing mask is:
A: 10 minutes.
B: 20 minutes.
C: 30 minutes.
D: 40 minutes.

8:  Properly performed suctioning of a patient may still cause:
A: hypoxia.
B: vomiting.
C: gastric distention.
D: aspiration.

9:  When using a bag-valve-mask device, the key finding to observe to assure adequate ventilation is:
A: three seconds between squeezing the bag and lifting the mask off the face.
B: the patient's weight in kilograms.
C: good chest rise and fall.
D: the location of the patient's cricoid cartilage.

10:  The most common complication of the flow-restricted, oxygen-powered ventilation device is:
A: pneumothorax.
B: hypoventilation.
C: cricoid pressure.
D: gastric distention.

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