Lesson 8: Responding to Emergencies & Vocabulary list included

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Vocabulary Lesson 8: Responding to Emergencies
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- Recognize and respond to common medical emergencies, including stroke, myocardial infarction, hoking, bleeding, shock, seizure, fainting and burns. - Prevent a fire emergency from occuring. - Keep people safe in the event of a fire emergency - Keep people safe during weather emergencies and other events that disrupt the facility's ability to function normally. After practicing the corresponding skills, you will have the information needed to: - Clear the airway of a conscious choking adult.
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  1. Myocardial infarction
    Occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted, resulting in the death of brain cells, or bleeding into the brain tissue
  2. Emergency
    A situation that arises suddenly and requires immediate action to keep a person safe
  3. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    Care that is required when a person loses consciousness, stops breathing, or has no pulse
  4. Disaster
    Severe events that cause widespread damage and destruction, affecting many people and disrupting normal functioning of a community
  5. Automated external defibrillator (AED)
    Portable electronic device that delivers a shock automatically or with a push of a button
  6. First Aid
    Care that one provides to an injured or ill person until help arrives, based on the situation and caregiver's level of training
  7. Shock
    A condition in which the circulatory system fails to deliver enough oxygen-rich blood to the body's tissues and vital organs
  8. Seizure
    Abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which leads to temporary and involuntary changes in body movement, function, sensation, awareness or behavior
  9. Cerebrovascular accident
    Occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted, resulting in the death of brain cells, or bleeding into the brain tissue
  10. Epilepsy
    Chronic seizure condition that can often be controlled with medication
  11. 1. What should you do if a fire alarm sounds while you are at work?

    a. Leave the building and go home.

    b. Ask another nurse assistant what to do

    c. Follow your employer's policies for responding to a fire alarm.

    d. Ignore the fire alarm, because it is probably only a fire drill.
    c. Follow your employer's policies for responding to a fire alarm.
  12. 2. If your clothing catches fire, you should:

    a. Run, cover, cool

    b. Stop, drop and roll

    c. Call the fires department

    d. Blanket, bathe and bandage
    b. Stop, drop and roll
  13. 3. Which of the following could be a sign of a stroke?  (CVA = Stroke)

    A. Profuse sweating
    B. Fainting
    C. Drooping on one side of the face.
    D. Convulsions
    C. Drooping on one side of the face.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. 4. you are helping a person to eat when eh begins to choke.  He is making a high-pitched wheezing sound, and it is difficult for him to answer you when you ask if he needs help.  What should you do?

    a. Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

    b. Call for help immediately, and then begin administering back blows and abdominal thrusts.

    c. Watch him carefully for a minute to see if he is able to cough up the object on his own. 

    d. Call for help immediately, and then provide reassurance until help arrives.
    b. Call for help immediately, and then begin administering back blows and abdominal thrusts.
  15. 5. you are with a group of residents in the day room when suddenly one of the residents loses consciousness and slumps over in her chair.  What should you do?

    a. Call for help immediately

    b. Splash water on the resident's face to revive her.

    c. Move furniture out of the way to protect her from further injurt

    d.  Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    a. Call for help immediately
  16. 6. How should you position a person who has had a seizure after the seizure is over?

    A. Flat on his back
    B. On his side
    C. Sated, with his head between his knees
    D. On hi stomach
    B. On his side
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. 7. One of your co-workers has cut herself with a knife while cutting up fruit for a smoothie-making activity with the residents, and she is bleeding quite heavily.  What is the first thing you should do?

    a. Call 9-1-1 and monitor her for shock.

    b. Put on a pair of gloves and then go to her aid.

    c. Put a dressing over the cut and apply pressure to stop the bleeding.

    d. Rinse the cut with water.
    c. Put a dressing over the cut and apply pressure to stop the bleeding.
  18. 8. You are a home health nurse on duty and a tornado watch has been issued for your area.  which area of the client's home would be the best place to move the client to safety?

    a. The dining room, which has large winows

    b. A windowless bathroom on the ground floor

    d.The clients room

    d. The front hall
    b. A windowless bathroom on the ground floor
  19. 9. Which of the following could by a sign of a myocardial infarction?

    A. Shock
    B. Aura
    C. Blurred Vision
    D. Nausea
    D. Nausea
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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