5 Written questions
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- a powder, usually premixed with water, that will adsorb some poisons and help prevent them from being absorbed by the body.
- drug that helps to constrict the blood vessels and relax passages of the airway. It may be used to counter a severe allergic reaction.
- 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.
- specific signs or circumstances under which it is appropriate to administer a drug to a patient.
4 True/False questions
side effects of epinephrine → Since 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.
bronchodilator → Most often patients with diseases like asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis carry a " bronchodilator," a medication designed to enlarge constricted bronchial tubes, making breathing easier.
contraindications → specific signs or circumstances under which it is appropriate to administer a drug to a patient.
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