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In CPR, how long do you check the victim's pulse before deciding to give chest compressions?
5 to 10 seconds
What procedure do you perform for a conscious adult victim who has a blocked airway?
abdominal thrusts
In what position should the head be so that the tongue is less likely to block the airway in an unconscious person?
tilted back
After giving 2 slow and gentle breaths to a baby who is not breathing, how often do you give breaths?
every 3 seconds
What first aid measure do you perform if you think a victim has a broken neck or back?
keep the victim from moving or do not move
What three factors determine the severity of a burn?
depth, size, location
What is a displacement of a bone end from a joint?
What is the type of shock resulting from an allergic reaction to injections, insect stings or inhalation?
What usually happens to the pupils of a shock victim?
they dilate
What type of fracture is not a complete break?
What is the average normal oral temperature measurement in Centigrade?
37 degrees
What do you call the difference between the apical and radial pulse measured at the same time.
pulse deficit
What method of taking temperature provides the most accurate measurement of body temperature?
What pulse site is the diaphragm of the stethoscope placed over when measuring the blood pressure?
What is the correct term for measuring the pulse rate by listening to the heart with a stethoscope?
apical or apical pulse
What is the correct term for a pulse rate over 100 beats per minute in an adult?
What is the correct term for a pulse rate below 60 beats per minute in an adult?
What is the name of the pulse site at the top of the foot arch?
dorsalis pedis
How long should the clinical thermometer be kept in place to record an axillary temperature?
10 minutes
If you state a pulse is weak or strong, what are you describing about pulse?
What is the name of the pulse site at the inner aspect of the upper thigh?
What is the average respiratory rate for an adult?
14-20 per minute
What is the medical name for the instrument used to measure blood pressure?
On the gauge of a mercury manometer, each long line represents what measurement?
10 mm Hg
A systolic blood pressure reading over 150 mm Hg is considered high. What is the medical term for high blood pressure?
What is the term for lack or absence of breathing?
What is the term for rapid respirations?
How long should you count a pulse that is irregular?
1 minute
You need to measure a patient's temperature; however, he has just finished smoking a cigarette. What should you do?
wait 15 minutes before taking his temperature
Where do you insert a tympanic thermometer to measure body temperature?
the ear
You have measured a patient's temperature rectally to be 99.6 degrees. How should you record this temperature in the medical record?
99.6 R
Your patient becomes dizzy when he stands up suddenly from the supine position. This dizziness is most likely caused by what?
orthostatic hypotension