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1 . What patient decontamination procedure is the most frequently used?

a. Absorption
b. Chemical wash
c. Dilution
d. Disposal and isolation
c. Dilution
2 . A patient presents with dilated pupils, fever, dry skin, urinary retention, decreased bowel sounds, and increased heart rate. What toxidrome does this set of symptoms suggest?

a. Narcotic
b. Anticholinergic
c. Withdrawal
d. Non-syndrome syndrome
b. Anticholinergic
3 . A patient presents exhibiting signs of anaphylactic reaction to a bee or wasp sting. Of the following, which is NOT considered appropriate treatment?

a. Removal of patient's jewelry
b. Subcutaneous injection of epinephrine
c. Warm packs over the sting site
d. Removal of the stinger by scraping with a dull knife
c. Warm packs over the sting site
4 . Of the following, which is the most likely area of damage in a victim who has ingested a strong alkali?

a. Stomach
b. Esophagus
c. Liver
d. Colon
b. Esophagus
5 . Treatment for an inhalation poisoning victim includes all of the following EXCEPT

a. removal from the contaminated atmosphere
b. administration of oxygen
c. administration of stimulants
d. treatment for shock
c. administration of stimulants
6 . Treatment of a victim who ingested a strong acid includes intravenous infusion therapy and

a. inducing vomiting
b. diluting the stomach contents with water
c. neutralizing the stomach contents with a weak sodium bicarbonate solution
d. gastric lavage
b. diluting the stomach contents with water
7 . The Corpsman should give special attention to which of the following requirements while working in the command sub-zone?

a. Work in low geographic areas to avoid toxic fumes
b. Decontaminate victims and equipment outside of the hazard zone
c. Stay upwind and upgrade of the incident site
d. Collect a sample of the hazardous material for later examination
c. Stay upwind and upgrade of the incident site
8 . Symptoms of a black widow spider bite may include severe pain, dyspnea, and

a. obvious swelling
b. abdominal rigidity
c. a necrotizing lesion
d. fever and chills
b. abdominal rigidity
9 . Which of the following is the method of choice for a Corpsman to use to induce vomiting?

a. 15-30 cc of syrup of Ipecac
b. 2 teaspoonfuls of dry mustard in water
c. 2 teaspoonfuls of an active charcoal slurry
d. To tickle the back of the victim's throat
a. 15-30 cc of syrup of Ipecac
10 . Of the following, which, if any, is considered the most common agent in inhalation poisoning?

a. Carbon dioxide
b. Carbon monoxide
c. Freon
d. None of the above
b. Carbon monoxide
11 . Which of the following substances, upon ingestion, poses a threat of chemical or aspiration pneumonia?

a. Acid compounds
b. Alkali compounds
c. Petroleum distillates
d. Any of the above
c. Petroleum distillates
12 . Excision and corticosterod therapy is early treatment for the bite of which of the following?

a. Scorpions
b. Black widow spiders
c. Brown recluse spiders
d. Snakes
c. Brown recluse spiders
13 . The victim of a scorpion sting may safely be given any of the following pharmaceuticals EXCEPT

a. Demerol or morphine
b. Calcium gluconate
c. Valium
d. All the above are acceptable
a. Demerol or morphine
14 . If you are unable to reach the poison control center or a physician for specific instructions, how should you treat a victim who has ingested turpentine?

a. Induce vomiting and observe
b. Give 1 to 2 ounces of vegetable oil orally
c. Neutralize the poison with vinegar and water
d. Give 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls of milk of magnesia
b. Give 1 to 2 ounces of vegetable oil orally