55 notecards = 14 pages (4 cards per page)
A sign or symptom of shock is:
Administration of iodinated contrast media may induce:
Which of the following anaphylactic reactions is the most immediately life threatening?
Nausea is both a psychologic and a physiologic reaction.
You have come upon a motor vehicle accident as the first person to arrive. As you assess the victim’s level of consciousness, you begin to ask questions and encourage the victim to respond. During your efforts to do so, the victim has no verbal response to any stimuli, but his leg moves with your touch and pinch. This person demonstrates what level of consciousness?
Unconscious but reflexive
The condition in which excessive insulin is present is called:
The type of shock that is a result of severe loss of blood is:
What is the first thing you should do if a patient who is standing turns pale and says he feels dizzy?
Have the patient lie down.
The medical term for a nosebleed is:
The single most important action for the radiographer when administering emergency care is:
providing a competent level of care, recognizing when advanced care is needed, and calling for assistance.
In preparation for any emergent situation, the professional technologist should become familiar with:
all of the above.
Bleeding outside the vessel is called hemorrhage.
The medical term for fainting is:
Wound dehiscence is a common postoperative occurrence.
Providing care in an emergency situation is intended to:
2, 3, and 5 only
Hypovolemic shock is caused by the loss of a large amount of blood.
When comparing hyperglycemia with hypoglycemia, the former:
portrays clinical symptoms of excessive thirst and urination as well as dry mouth
An effective method to handle a patient with an asthmatic attack during a radiographic procedure would be to:
have the patient sit down, and allow the patient to use his or her aerosol inhaler.
When performing CPR as a single rescuer:
after each group of 30 compressions, give two quick ventilations.
With a deteriorating head injury, the first priority should be to:
maintain an open airway
The medical term for dizziness is:
The medical term for a temporary suspension of consciousness is:
CPR can be stopped when:
All of the above are correct.
A sign or symptom of a diabetic coma is:
What type of shock can result from a severe reaction to the contrast media used in radiographic examinations?
A radiographer may stop doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when the schedule is backed up.
When performing CPR on a patient who is supine on a cart, you would look for what item in the emergency crash cart?
What type of shock is caused by loss of blood from a knife or gunshot wound?
A common name for an emergency cart within medical imaging is the _____ cart.
Symptoms of a head injury include:
both a and b.
A 16-year-old patient comes to the diagnostic imaging department for a CT examination. He is lying on the table in a supine position and suddenly seems to lose consciousness and begins to move violently, with jerking motions. You realize that he is having a generalized seizure. The action that you must take is:
to do both a and b.
What type of shock is caused by a failure of the heart to pump enough blood to the vital organs?
CPR is indicated in all situations involving cardiac arrest.
The Heimlich maneuver:
all of the above
Which of the following may be given to a patient to counteract insulin shock?
As you are radiographing a patient from the ER who has a knife wound to the upper extremity, you notice that his wound dressing is becoming saturated with blood quickly and he is getting lightheaded. You should:
call for help, apply pressure to the wound site, and elevate his arm.
After the administration of an iodine-based contrast into a patient, it is important for the technologist to observe the patient for:
urticaria, nausea, shortness of breath, tightening in the throat, and cardiac arrest.
Which of the following is not an indication of a deteriorating head injury?
increased pulse rate
A general term that indicates a failure of the circulatory system to support vital body functions is:
When comparing a semiautomatic AED device with an automatic device:
both devices determine the patient’s cardiac rhythm.
When performing two-person CPR:
All of the above are correct.
When working with burn patients, it is critically important to:
use an extraordinary level of aseptic technique.
A disorganized cardiac rhythm in which the ventricle “flutters” and loses cardiac output is called:
CPR performed on an infant:
is basically the same as on an adult but adjusted based on patient size.
A stroke is the same thing as cardiac arrest.
All of the following are related EXCEPT:
A myocardial infarction can lead to cardiogenic shock.
The Heimlich maneuver is:
modified for infants to include back slaps and chest thrusts.
Levels of consciousness range from alert to comatose.
The Heimlich maneuver should never be performed on a pregnant woman.
Which of the following may be given to a patient to counteract hypoglycemia?
Which is not a sign or symptom of a CVA?
none of the above
When caring for a patient with epistaxis, the patient:
should lean forward and pinch his/her nostrils against the midline septum for 10-15 minutes.
When using an automatic external defibrillator (AED):
two AED chest pads are used, one on the upper right side of the chest and the other on the lower left ribs.
Anaphylactic shock is what type of shock?