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Injuries are treated in the order of their importance:
first,asphyxiation;second, hemorrage;third,shock
All items in the emergency kit must be
labelled or tagged with information pertinent to their use.
Which emergency kit item is used as a mild stimulant for syncope?
Ammonia inhalant.
Thw nitroglycerin tablets found in the emergency kit are used on patients
as a coronary dilator for angina pectoris
Masks for the oxygen equipment should be stored in
each DTR.
You should adjust the oxygen flow rate of the portable oxygen equipment to a minimum of 6 liters per minute. For an adult, this flow rate can be increased to
8 to 10 liters per minute.
An oxygen cylinder must be replaced if the
pressure guage registers below 500 psi.
The normal pulse rate for adults is
60 to 80 heartbeats per minute.
The most commonly used site for taking pulse is at the
radial artery, which is located on the inner surface of the wrist.
When counting a patient's respiration, you should
use the rise and fall of the chest as one respiration.
The normal adult respiration rate for a relaxed person is
17 breaths per minute.
Systolic pressure is best described as the
highest pressure exerted on the circulatory system.
The normal blood pressure for an adult female is
The volume of blood the heart forces into the aorta during each contraction is indicated by
pulse pressure.
To obtain an accurate blood pressure reading, place the blood pressure cuff over the
brachial artery.
You are measuring a patient's blood pressure. You hear a sharp, tapping sound in the stethoscope as you lower the air pressure in the cuff. This sound indicates the
systolic pressure as the heart contracts.
In death and near-death states, a patient's eye pupils will appear
widely dilated, with no response to light.
A temporary loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain is called
How should a patient experiencing syncope be positioned?
Supine position, with the patient's feet higher than the head.
What drug may initally be administered intramusculary for the treatment of anaphylatic shock?
Epinephrine of 1:1000.