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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. a powder, usually premixed with water, that will adsorb some poisons and help prevent them from being absorbed by the body.
  5. a gas commonly found in the atmosphere. Pure oxygen is used as a drug to treat any patient whose medical or traumatic condition may cause him to be hypoxic, or low in oxygen.

4 True/False questions

  1. oral glucosea 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.


  2. side effects of bronchodilatorSince many bronchodilators also have an effect on the heart, an increased heart rate and patient jitteriness are common side effects of treatment.


  3. what medications do EMT's carryspecific signs or circumstances under which it is appropriate to administer a drug to a patient.


  4. Four rightsIs this the right:
    right medication?
    right dose?
    right route of administration?