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The oropharynx refers to the area behind the
The tidal volume for an adult male of average size is approximately
Which patient is breathing adequately?
When using a nasal cannula to deliver oxygen, set the flow rate at
A patient should receive oxygen via a nonrebreather mask if he or she is having difficulty breathing or is
You should use the jaw thrust to open the airway if your patient
A danger of using a rigid suction catheter with infants and young children is that stimulating the back of the throat can
When suctioning any patient, you should insert the catheter no farther than the
The flow-restricted, oxygen-powered ventilation device should not be used on
You are ventilating an adult patient with the two-person bag-valve-mask procedure. Which sign would indicate that the patient is being adequately ventilated?
Your patient is a 35-year-old trauma victim. You are unable to open the airway by means of the jaw thrust and suctioning. You should
Which statement about inadequate breathing is correct?
Stridor is a sign of
Short, sudden respirations with long pauses in between are
Which patient would be most likely to have a barrel chest?
The purpose of listening with a stethoscope is to determine whether breath sounds are
Albuterol is prescribed as an inhaler under the trade names Proventil and
Your patient is a 24-year-old woman with a history of asthma. She is wheezing and gasping for breath and has a pulse rate of 88/min. You may assist her to use an inhaler if
Which of the following is a side effect of prescribed inhalers?
A seesaw pattern of breathing is a sign of
Your patient is unresponsive and has no gag reflex. After opening the airway, you should
The flow-restricted, oxygen-powered ventilation device is preferable to the bag-valve-mask technique when
Your patient has incurred facial trauma. Because of severe bleeding, blood is re-entering the airway as fast as you can suction it away. In this situation, you should
Your patient is complaining of shortness of breath but cannot tolerate a mask. You should
All of the following are signs of inadequate breathing EXCEPT
Another name for the windpipe is the
Inhalation begins when the
Which patient’s vital signs are within normal ranges?
To determine if the pupils of a patient’s eyes are normal, you would check to see whether they are equal and
Perfusion refers to the
All of the following are signs of labored respiration EXCEPT
A weak pulse may be an early sign of
Your patient is a 37-year-old woman who has been in a minor car accident. The patient is alert and oriented, and baseline vital signs are pulse, 76; respirations, 16/min; and BP, 118/78. When you check her vital signs 15 minutes later, you find that her pulse rate is now 92 and her respirations 24/minute and shallow. You should
For which patients should you palpate the pulse in the brachial artery?
Your patient’s vital signs are pulse, 96; respirations, 25/min; BP, 90/52. For which patient are these vital signs normal?
For which patient should you assess perfusion by checking capillary refill time?
All of the following are priority patients EXCEPT
When you use the DCAP-BTLS acronym to assess patients for injuries, the P refers to
The term crepitation refers to
Which question would you ask to evaluate the Q component of the OPQRST acronym?
A medical patient should receive a rapid trauma assessment if he or she
The purpose of the detailed physical examination is to
The components of the ongoing assessment include repeating the initial assessment, recording vital signs, repeating the focused assessment, and
To ensure that your patient does not consciously change the rate of breathing while you are assessing respirations, you should assess respirations
How does normal skin feel to the touch?
One way to assess skin color of infants and children is to check
When assessing a patient’s pupils in bright sunlight, you should
Your patient, a 26-year-old male, has a suspected broken ankle sustained while playing tennis. His vital signs are pulse, 58; respirations, 12; BP, 108/70; pupils normal and reactive; skin warm and dry. After recording these vital signs, you should
In infants and children, abdominal breathing is a sign of
Nonreactive pupils may be a sign of
When should you form your general impression of a patient’s condition?
Your patient is a 26-year-old male who has been in a motor vehicle accident. The patient’s radial pulse is weak, while the carotid pulse is strong. You should
Diastolic pressure is a measure of the
You are called to the home of an elderly woman who is obviously in respiratory distress. Gasping for breath, she tries to tell you the history of her lung problems, beginning in her youth. You should
When blood leaves the right ventricle of the heart, it travels through the
What artery can be palpated on the wrist, just above the thumb?
The function of platelets is to
Your patient is a 68-year-old man who is complaining of chest pain. Your assessment findings include a pulse rate of 92, a BP of 140/90, and some difficulty in breathing. After administering oxygen, you should determine if the patient has
You are the driver of a two-person crew that is transporting a 62-year-old cardiac patient to the hospital. The patient goes into cardiac arrest during transport. You should
When using an AED, after delivering the third shock, you should