the circulation of blood within an organ or tissue in adequate amounts to meet the cells current needs.
PHYSIOLOGIC MANIFESTATIONS OF STRESS INCLUDE:
perspiration, increased blood glucose levels, and dilated pupils
CARDIAC MONITORING, PHARMACOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS AND OTHER ADVANCED TREATMENT SKILLS ARE FUNCTIONS OF THE
YOU ARRIVE AT THE SCENE OF AN APPARENT DEATH. WHEN EVALUATING THE PATIENT WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS A DEFINITIVE SIGN OF DEATH?
WHICH CONDITION OFTEN REQUIRES TRANSPORT TO A HOSPITAL WITH SPECIALIZED CAPABILITIES THAT MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE CLOSEST HOSPITAL
stroke and heart attack
PARADXYSMAL NOCTURNAL DYSPNEA, RALES, AND DEPENDENT EDEMA ARE CLINICAL INDICATORS OF
congestive heart failure
CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT CAN OCCUR AT AN ONGOING SCENE EXCEPT WHEN:
patients are actively being assessed or treated
A 37 YEAR OLD MALE HAS AN APPARENT FOREIGN BODY AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. HE IS CONSCIOUS AND ALERT AND IS COUGHING FORCEFULLY. HIS SKIN IS PINK WARM AND MOIST. THE MOST APPROPRIATE TREATMENT FOR THIS PATIENT INCLUDES
performing a series of abdominal thrusts
IN CONTRAST TO INHALATION, EXHALATION
is a passive process caused by increased intrathoracic pressure
WHEN GIVEN TO PATIENTS WITH CARDIAC-RELATED CHEST PAIN, NITROGLYCERIN
increases myocardial contraction force
A PATIENTS SHORT-TERM MEMORY IS MOST LIKELY INTACT IF HE OR SHE CORRECTLY ANSWERS QUESTIONS REGARDING
date and event
WHEN USING A BODY DRAG TO PULL A PATIENT WHO IS ON THE GROUND YOU SHOULD:
kneel to minimize the distance that you will have to lean over
REGARDLESS OF WHERE PORTABLE AND MOUNTED OXYGEN CYLINDERS ARE STORED IN THE AMBULANCE THEY MUST
be capable of delivering oxygen at 1 to 15 L/min.
IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO ASSESS PULSE, SENSATION, AND MOVEMENT IN ALL EXTREMITIES AS WELL AS PUPILLARY REACTIONS IN PATIENTS WITH WHAT SUSPECTED PROBLEM
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS A UNIQUE FUNCTION OF THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL DISPATCHER
providing callers with life-saving instructions
COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ACUTE HYPERVENTILATION SYNDROME INCLUDE WHAT?
anxiety, dizziness and sever bradypnea
ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME IS A TERM USED TO DESCRIBE WHAT?
a group of symptoms that are caused by myocardial ischemia.
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL ADMINISTRATION IS CONTRAINDICATED IN PATIENTS WHO HAVE INGESTED WHAT?
acids or alkalis
PSYSIOLOGIC MANIFESTATIONS OF STRESS INCLUDE
perspiration, increased blood glucose levels, and dilated pupils
SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF A STROKE DEPENDS ON WHETHER WHAT?
thrombolytic therapy is given within THREE hours after symptoms began.
THE MOST BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE BODY SUCH AS BREATHING BLOOD PRESSURE AND SWALLOWING ARE CONTROLLED BY THE WHAT?
PATIENTS WITH ACUTE ABDOMINAL PAIN SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN ANYTHING TO EAT OR DRINK BECAUSE
substances in the stomach increase the risk of aspiration
ORGANIC BRAIN SYNDROME IS MOST ACCURATELY DEFINED AS WHAT?
a dysfunction of the brain caused by abnormal physical or physiological function
THE TERM BEHAVIORAL CRISIS IS MOST ACCURATELY DEFINED AS WHAT?
any reaction that interferes with activities of daily living or is deemed unacceptable by others
THE MENTAL STATUS OF A PATIENT WHO HAS EXPERIENCED A TYPICAL SEIZURE IS:
likely to improve over a period of 5 to 30 minutes
A HISTORY OF PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE OR TUBAL LIGATIONS INCREASES A WOMAN'S RISK FOR WHAT?
an ectopic pregnancy
WHAT IS VITREOUS HUMOR?
it is a clear jellylike fluid near the back of the eye that cannot be replaced if it is lost.
VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA CAUSES HYPOTENSION BECAUSE
the left ventricle does not adequately fill with blood
DISTRIBUTIVE SHOCK OCCURS WHEN
widespread dilation of the blood vessels causes blood to pool in the vascular beds
pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans.
inflammation of the liver, usually caused by a viral infection that causes fever loss of appetite jaundice fatigue and altered liver function
the use of an animal to spread an organism from one person or place to another.
a small tubular structure that is attached to the lower border of the cecum in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen
AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
the part of the nervous system that regulates functions such as digestion and sweating that are not controlled voluntarily.
portions of the nervous system that when wtimulated can cause an increased heart rate, and bronchial dilation
the tiny blood vessels between the arterioles and venules that permit transfer of oxygen carbon dioxide nutrients and waste between body tissues and the blood.
one of the three major subdivisions of the brain sometimes called the "little brain"- coordinates the various activities of the brain, particularly fine body movements.
fluid produced in the ventricles of the brain that flows in the subarachnoid space and bathes the meninges
the largest part of the three subdivisions of the brain made up of several lobes that control movement, hearing, balance, speech, visual perception, emotions, and personality
DORSALIS PEDIS ARTERY
the artery on the anterior surface of the foot between the first and second metatarsals
the complex message and control system that intergrates many body functions, including the release of hormones
a hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that has a vital role in the function of the sympathetic nervous system
a collapsible tube that extends from the pharynx to the stomach, contractions of the muscle in the wall of the esophagus propel food and liquids through it to the stomach
long slender tubes that extend from the uterus to the region of the ovary on the same side and through which the ovum passes from the ovary to the uterus
the principal artery of the thigh, a continuation of the external iliac artery. it supplies blood to the lower abdominal wall, external genitalia and the legs. can be palpated in the groin area
a sac on the undersurface of the liver that collects bile from the liver and discharges it into the duodenum through the common bile duct
two retroperitoneal organs that excrete the end products of metabolism as urine and regulate the body's salt and water content
a large solid organ that lies in the right upper quadrant immediately below the diaphragm, it produces bile stores glucose for immediate use by the body and produces many substances that help regulate immune responses
a neurotransmitter and drug sometimes used in the treatment of shock, produces vasoconstriction through its alpha-stimulator properties
a flat solid organ that lies below the liver and the stomach- it is a major source of digestive enzymes and produces the hormone insulin
a sticky yellow fluid that carries the blood cells and nutrients and transports cellular waste material to the organs of excretion
tiny disk-shap elements that are much smaller than cells they are essential in the initial formation of a blood clot.
an organ that lies below the midbrain and above the medulla and contains numerous important nerve fibers including those for sleep respiration and the medullary respiratory center.
a small gland that surrounds the male urethra where it emerges from the urinary bladder- it secretes a fluid that is part of the ejaculatory fluid.
the major artery leading from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs carrying oxygen-poor blood
a type of reasoning in which a child looks for approval from peers and society