Airway Assessment

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  1. Movement of the chest in the opposite direction from the rest of the chest is sometimes known as:
    • Paradoxical motion
    • Flail Chest
  2. A patient with diminished breath sounds on one side of the chest may have
    Lung collapse
  3. Cardiac arrest in infants and children usually are due to:
    Respiratory problems
  4. Seesaw breathing is a sign of inadequate respirations normally only seen in _______ patients.
    pediatric patients
  5. Lung sounds that are high-pitched sounds
  6. Lung sounds that are fine crackling or bubbling sound heard upon inspiration
  7. Lung sounds that are lower-pitched sounds resembling snoring or rattling
  8. Lung sounds that are high-pitched sound heard on inspiration
  9. Adequate breathing in a child is:
    15 - 30 breaths per minute
  10. An elderly man is found lying unresponsive next to his bed. His wife did not witness the event that caused the unconsciousness. What should you dod first?
    Perform the jaw-thrust maneuver
  11. What should your 1st action be when treating a patient with rapid respirations
    Assess the regularity and quality of breathing
  12. You would most likely encounter agonal respirations in a patient who is
    in the midst of complete respiratory failure
  13. The airway sounds that would most likely indicate a lower airway obstruction would be
  14. An unresponsive patient with shallow, gasping breaths with only a few breaths per minute requires:
    Artificial ventilations with supplemental oxygen
  15. The muscles in the neck and abdomen that sometimes assist in breathing are called _____ muscles
  16. If an infant or child has a _____ in the setting of a respiratory emergency, this usually indicates trouble
    A. fever
    B. low pulse
    C. rapid pulse
    D. cold skin
    B. low pulse
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. Why is it important to try to distinguish between a lower airway and an upper airway problem in an infant or child
    Suctioning can cause spasms with some lower respiratory diseases
  18. The adequate rate of artificial ventilations for a non-breathing adult patient is
    10-12 breaths per minute
  19. The adequate rate of artificial ventilations for a non-breathing infant patient is
    12-20 breaths per minute
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Airway Assessment
2013-06-24 18:27:28
Airway Assessment

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