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True or False?
What are the 6 items that assess motor responce on the Glassglow Coma Scale?
1. obeys commands - 6
General signs and symptoms that the radiographer must learn to recognize as probable indicators that the patient is in shock include (More than one may apply):
D) Respiration increases
Why is anaphylactic shock the most frequently seen type of shock in the diagnostic imaging department?
B) Iodinated contrast agents are frequently used
All of the following are early symptoms of anaphylactic reaction, except
D) Decreasing blood pressure
Myrtle Maywriter is a 43-year-old female who has come to diagnostic imaging this morning from her home for an upper GI series. After she has been in the room for a short time, she complains of a severe headache. Shortly after, you notice that she has cold, clammy skin and speaks in a slurred manner. You suspect that Ms. Maywriter is:
E) A diabetic and is having a hypoglycemic reaction
Myrtle Maywriter is a 43-year-old female who has come to diagnostic imaging this morning from her home for an upper GI series. After she has been in the room for a short time, she complains of a severe headache. Shortly after, you notice that she has cold, clammy skin and speaks in a slurred manner.The immediate emergency treatment of Ms. Maywriter’s is imperative. Which is the best action to take?
A) Prepare for oxygen administration and call the emergency team.
Symptoms of a partially obstructed airway may include:
C) Labored, noisy breathing; wheezing; use of neck muscles to assist with breathing
A 16-year-old patient comes to the diagnostic imaging department for a CT scan. He is lying on the table in a supine position. He suddenly seems to lose consciousness and begins to move violently with jerking motions. You realize that he is having a generalized seizure. What is the best action to take?
D) Call for help and make sure the patient does not injure himself.
Mrs. Gertrude Glucose, age 35, had an open reduction of her left femur 3 days earlier and has been transported to the diagnostic imaging department by gurney from her hospital room for radiographs. As you prepare the patient for the radiograph, she suddenly begins to complain of pain in her mid-chest and appears to be out of breath. You stop your preparation and take her pulse and blood pressure. You ﬁnd out that her blood pressure is 120/80 and her radial pulse is 120 per minute and is very difﬁcult to palpate because it is so weak and thready. You quickly notify the physician of the problem, and he directs you to call the emergency team. You do this and make other emergency preparations. You believe that this patient may be having:
C) A pulmonary embolus
Fainting is a common medical emergency in the diagnostic imaging department. If a patient appears to be fainting, what is the ﬁrst thing to do?
A) Assist the patient to a safe position and then call for help.
A 16-year-old patient comes to the diagnostic imaging department for a CT scan. He is lying on the table in a supine position. He suddenly seems to lose consciousness and begins to move violently with jerking motions. You realize that he is having a generalized seizure. What is the worst action to take?
A) Go to the patient immediately and restrain him or her with immobilizers.
Difﬁcult speech, severe headache, one-sided, drooping eye and face, loss of consciousness
Choking, inability to speak, eventual loss of consciousness
C) Airway obstruction
Itching of eyes, apprehensiveness, wheezing, choking
E) Anaphylactic shock
Loss of consciousness; decreased blood pressure; weak, rapid pulse
A) Hypovolemic shock
Pallor; thirst; cold, clammy skin; restlessness
D) Cardiogenic shock
Which of the following is a question that must be asked of a patient before the patient receives an iodinated contrast agent?
E) all of the above
Periorbital swelling is a clinical manifestation of _____ shock.
True or False?
Diaphoresis is a clinical manifestation of a _____ _____.
Bradycardia is a clinical manifestation of _____ shock.
True or False?
The result of an exaggerated hypersensitivity reaction; an allergic reaction
An abnormal condition in which the myocardium contracts at a rate greater than 100 beats per minute.
An abnormal circulatory condition in which the heart beats in a regular pattern but at a rate of less than 60 beats per minute.
Contraction of smooth muscles in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles causing narrowing of the lumen
A state in which a person's mental capacity to recognize reality, communicate, and relates to others is impaired
Profuse sweating, heavy persiration
Clinical manifestation of pulmonary embolus
Relating to the periosteum of the orbit, usually of the eye
A type of shock