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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. prescribed inhaler, nitroglycerin, and epinephrine auto- injector— are drugs that you, as an EMT, may assist the patient in taking if they have been prescribed for the patient by a physician.
  2. a powder, usually premixed with water, that will adsorb some poisons and help prevent them from being absorbed by the body.
  3. drug that helps to constrict the blood vessels and relax passages of the airway. It may be used to counter a severe allergic reaction.
  4. a form of glucose ( a kind of sugar) given by mouth to treat an awake patient ( who is able to swallow) with an altered mental status and a history of diabetes.
  5. specific signs or circumstances under which it is appropriate to administer a drug to a patient.

4 True/False questions

  1. side effects of epinephrineSince epinephrine has a potent effect on the heart and vascular system, increased heart rate and blood pressure commonly occur after its administration to the patient.


  2. bronchodilatorMost often patients with diseases like asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis carry a " bronchodilator," a medication designed to enlarge constricted bronchial tubes, making breathing easier.


  3. contraindicationsspecific signs or circumstances under which it is appropriate to administer a drug to a patient.


  4. routes of administration?Oral, or swallowed
    Sublingual, or dissolved under the tongue
    • Inhaled, or breathed into the lungs, usually in tiny aerosol particles as from an inhaler or as a gas such as oxygen
    • Intravenous, or injected into a vein
    • Intramuscular, or injected into a muscle
    • Subcutaneous, or injected under the skin
    • Endotracheal, or sprayed directly into a tube inserted into the trachea


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