Review Therapist Multiple Choice Exam

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What is the minimum flow rate to which can be set for a patient with an FiO2 35% aerosol mask who requires an inspiratory flow of 42 L/min?

A. 6 L/min

B. 8 L/min

C. 10 L/min

D. 12 L/min

B. 8 L/min

2

What therapy should be recommended for a premature infant receiving O2 via 50% oxyhood and has a PaO2 of 43 and a PaCO2 of 40?

A. Increase the O2 to 70%

B. Intubate and start mechanical ventilation

C. Start CPAP of 4 cmH2O and 50 % FiO2

D. Increase the O2 to 100%

C. Start CPAP of 4 cmH2O and 50 % FiO2

3

A patient that has been pulled from a burning house fire is in the ER. What should be recommended to best determine the severity of the patients smoke inhalation?

A. SpO2

B. HbCO

C. PaO2

D. Hb

B. HbCO

4

Which of the following delivery devices should be recommended for a 3 y/o with an SpO2 of 86% to administer oxygen?

A. 1 to 2 L NC

B. AEM

C. Simple O2 mask

D. Oxyhood

A. 1 to 2 L NC

5

Which of the following would demonstrate the ability of a patient to follow instructions?

A. Orientation to person

B. Performance of task when asked

C. Ability to feed himself

D. Awareness of time

B. Performance of task when asked

6

A patient is suspected of having a pulmonary embolism. Which of the following should be recommended for diagnosis?

A. Bronchoscopy

B. V/Q lung scan

C. Coagulation studies

D. Shunt study

B. V/Q lung scan

7

To most effectively increase a sedated, paralyzed patient's alveolar minute ventilation while the patient is on volume controlled ventilation in the assist control mode, you would recommend increasing which of the following?

A. Peep

B. Inspiratory flow

C. Vt

D. Ventilator rate

C. Vt

8

Failure to hyperoxygenate a patient on a ventilator before suctioning may result in?

A. Hypocapnia

B. Hypoxemia

C. Hypertension

D. Bradycardia

B. Hypoxemia

9

Which method can be used to determine whether the lungs of a patient receiving mechanical ventilation that are getting stiffer and harder to ventilate?

A. Static lung compliance

B. Dynamic compliance

C. Spontaneous Vt

D. PaO2

A. Static lung compliance

10
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A 52 y/o patient admitted to the ICU for the treatment of refractory hypoxemia. The patient is on volume controlled ventilation and pressure support of 10 cmH2O with an FiO2 of 0.60.

ABG revealed

Which of the following should the Respiratory therapist recommend at this time?

A. Increase Pressure Support to 15

B. Institute PEEP 5

C. Increase FiO2 0.75

D. Initiate SIMV: Rate 10, Vt 600, FiO2 0.60

B. Institute PEEP 5