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___ ___ is part of a syndrome called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
___ ___ is usually caused by viruses or bacteria and may last several days or weeks.
a group of diseases characterized by the pathological limitation of airflow in the airway that is not fully reversible.
A PASG is contraindicated if the patient presents with cardiogenic shock or _______.
abnormal lung sounds
a policy or protocol issued by a medical director that authorizes EMTs to perform particular skills in certain situations
After delivering your first shock with an AED, the patient is still pulseless, you should next
perform two minutes or 5 cycles of CPR
An infant or child patient who exhibits wheezing, increased breathing effort on exhalation, or rapid breathing without stridor probably has:
A lower-airway disease
caused by loss of elasticity of the lung tissue, from destruction of structures supporting the alveoli, and destruction of capillaries feeding the alveoli.
Chaotic electrical activity originating from many sites in the heart is called:
Glaucoma, shock other than anaphylactic, diabetes, cardiac problems, hypertension, pregnancy, meds include a beta blocker or MAOI
If a patient is eight months pregnant, how much blood can she potentially lose before exhibiting signs of shock?
If the patient is not defibrillated within _______ minutes of a cardiac arrest, there is almost no chance for survival.
In the condition called ____, there is not electrical stimulus to cause the heart muscle to contract.
occurs when an object migrates from one part of the body and causes a blockage of a blood vessel in another part of the body
Order of preference for artifical breathing techniques, best to worst
Mouth to mask, 2-rescuer BVM, Flow-restricted O2 powered device, 1-rescuer BVM
Prior to delivery, if the mother is in the supine position, she may develop dizziness and a drop in blood pressure. This is called:
supine hypotensive syndrome
Signs of internal bleeding include:
Bruising, swelling, and pain over vital organs; painful, swollen, or deformed extremities
Splinting a closed, angulated fracture in the position in which it was found may cause a(n) _______ during transport.
standing orders issued by the medical director that allow EMTs to do things without speaking to the med director
off-line medical direction
The condition of excessive fluid buildup in the lungs because of the inadequate pumping of the heart is called
the formation of a clot or thrombus inside a blood vessel, obstructing the flow of blood through the circulatory system
Type _ diabetes usually develops in childhood, and requires at least daily doses of supplemental insulin.
When gases enter the bloodstream as the result of a damaged lung, it is called a(n)
arterial gas embolism
When pressure increases inside the skull because of swelling of brain tissue, blood flow is decreased. This results in...
the brain being starved for oxygen and carbon dioxide increasing, causing more swelling.
Which body parts are considered to be 9% of total body surface area
head, chest, abdomen, both arms, each leg
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