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Chapter 13 multiple choice questions
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Maintaining the patients ABC's, then lowering the body temperature as quickly as possible
Immediate emergency care for a patient who has a heatstroke should consist of:
The patient should be given a drink of cool water unless he or she is unconscious, nauseated, or vomiting.
What is true regarding the treatment of mild shock caused by heat exhaustion
What is a sign and symptom that is associated with hypothermia
Move the patient to a warmer location and remove any wet clothing
Your first step in caring for a patient with hypothermia should be to:
80 degrees Fahrenheit to 88 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius)
A patient who is suffering from hypothermia may become unconscious at what body core temperature?
The signs and symptoms of dizziness, nausea, profuse sweating, and a weak pulse indicate:
The symptoms of hot and flushed skin, loss of consciousness, and high body temperature are indications of:
It occurs only after an extended exposure to cold in an outdoor environment
What is false regarding frostbite?
If a persons body is not able to produce enough energy to keep its core temperature at a satisfactory level, the person has:
A patient's symptoms include shivering, sleepiness, and feeling cold. These symptoms indicate:
Alcohol consumption is not a contributing factor in drowning incidents involving teenagers
What is false regarding drowning?
CPR should be started and continued until the patient is delivered to an appropriate medical facility
When you encounter a person who has been submerged in cold water for an extended period of time:
Cardiac problems are only seen within the first hour after the strike
What is false regarding electrical injuries from a lightning strike?
The patient is usually aware of the various aspects of his or her problems
What is false regarding the assessment of a patient with an environmental emergency?
What is not a sign or symptom of a submersion injury?
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