NREMT-B Simulator Audit Quiz

Question 1 of 10

Complications of artificial ventilation include:
  Reflex bradycardia
  Gastric distention, increased likelihood of vomiting and lung injury
  Over oxygenation of the patient
  Pharyngeal infection, nasal trauma and tracheal injury

Question 2 of 10

The respiratory center is located in the:
  Autonomic nervous system
  Pulmonary vascular system
  Cerebral cortex
  Brain stem

Question 3 of 10

Which of the following is true regarding the use of the jaw-thrust airway maneuver?
  It should be used when the potential for spinal injury is present
  It should be used on patients with a previous history of osteoporosis
  It should only be used on adult patients with potential head trauma
  It should be used after a standard head-tilt, chin-lift has failed to adequately open the airway

Question 4 of 10

When assisting a patient with an epinephrine auto-injector, the EMT should:
  Press the button on the end of the auto-injector and then strike the injector against the thigh
  Leave at least one layer of clothing in place to ensure proper needle depth
  Hold the injector against the thigh for several seconds, assuring administration
  Insert the needle at a 45 degree angle to the thigh with a glancing motion

Question 5 of 10

When properly inserted, an oropharyngeal airway sits primarily in the:

Question 6 of 10

An adult patient has received a penetrating wound in the right anterior chest. You note bubbles on the surface of the wound and a sucking sound when the patient breathes in. Appropriate treatment for this wound includes placing a:
  Three sided occlusive dressing over the wound
  Triangular cravat occlusive dressing over the wound
  Damp sterile dressing over the wound
  Dry sterile dressing over the wound

Question 7 of 10

When managing the airway and breathing of an elderly patient it is important to consider that:
  Their lungs contain less dead space, decreasing their capacity to inhale fully
  The greater elasticity of their lung tissues creates less total oxygen exchange with each breath
  Many disease processes such as asthma are not considerations in the elderly
  Any number of chronic health problems may limit their tolerance for acute respiratory insult

Question 8 of 10

Which of the following is true regarding patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases?
  Their breathing difficulties are often precipitated by anxiety or a stress producing event
  Their lungs produce large quantities of pulmonary edema, clogging their alveolus
  They often present with pink, frothy sputum and a wet productive cough
  They tend to “trap” air in their lungs and have more trouble breathing out than breathing in

Question 9 of 10

The following structures collectively comprise the larynx:
  The epiglottis, glottis, and vocal cords
  The trachea, carina, and main stem bronchus
  The main stem bronchus, bronchiole, and alveoli
  The oropharynx, nasopharynx, and epiglottis

Question 10 of 10

The patient is a 4 year old male with respiratory distress. You note a high pitched, harsh respiratory sound on inhalation. This indicates: