Patient Care Chapter 15

An emergency drug given to reverse bronchospasm is:
isoproterenol.

When possible, trauma patients with massive life-threatening conditions will be treated at a:
Level I trauma center.

Research has proven that victims of massive trauma who survive the initial injury have a greater chance of recovery if their condition can be stabilized within the “golden” period, which refers to the first:
hour

Which of the following are accepted methods for administering oxygen?
1. Mask
2. Nasal prongs
3. Ventilator
4. Tent

When a patient is unable to cope with secretions or emesis because of a low level of consciousness, the emergency treatment most likely needed is:
suction.

A serious, unexpected event that demands immediate attention is correctly termed a(n):
emergency

The three greatest risks to survival that determine priority in a trauma unit are paralysis, cardiac arrest, and:
respiratory arrest

Trauma patients should only be removed from a backboard if/ when:
Their spines have been cleared by a physician

An x-ray order designated STAT indicates that the patient’s well-being may be jeopardized by:
delay in implementing the order.

A large area, such as a lobby, used in the event of a disaster for the process of identifying the victims, performing initial examinations, and assigning priorities for further care is called a:
triage station

A multidrawered cabinet on wheels that contains medications, supplies, and equipment needed in the event of a cardiac arrest is called a(n):
emergency cart

The most common cause of death for individuals under 40 years of age in the United States is:
trauma

A noninvasive treatment that is appropriate for any patient who experiences acute anxiety accompanied by a rapid heart rate and shortness of breath is:
a low rate of oxygen administration.

An oxygen mask that has an attached reservoir bag that fills with 100% oxygen and a valve to prevent exhaled gas from being inhaled again is called a:
nonrebreathing mask.

The type of oxygen mask most appropriate for a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, such as emphysema, is a:
Venturi mask.

The process of placing an artificial airway through the mouth or nose and into the trachea is commonly called:
intubation

An emergency drug that is a vasoconstrictor, increases cardiac output, raises blood pressure, and relaxes bronchioles is:
epinephrine.

Xylocaine (Lidocaine) is a drug found on the emergency code cart that can be used for treating cardiac emergencies because it is a(n):
antidysrhythmic

Before suctioning a patient, it is important to check the suction system for which of the following?
The pump is working and a clean receptacle is connected to the pump

There is adequate length of tubing connecting the suction catheter to the receptacle

There is an assortment of disposable catheters available

When patients who suffer from a chronic lung disease, such as emphysema, experience respiratory distress, they should receive:
a low flow rate of oxygen (2 L/min or less).

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