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Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.

1:  Hypoventilation is always related to:
A: respiratory alkalosis.
B: respiratory acidosis.
C: metabolic alkalosis.
D: metabolic acidosis.

2:  A condition in which three or more ribs are fractured in two or more places is called:
A: flail chest.
B: pericardial tamponade.
C: hemopneumothorax.
D: tension pneumothorax.

3:  Which of the following conditions involves blood and air collecting in the pleural space?
A: Simple pneumothorax
B: Hemothorax
C: Tension pneumothorax
D: Hemopneumothorax

4:  What are the proper needle locations to use for the decompression of a tension pneumothorax?
A: Superior to the second rib, midclavicular, or superior to the fifth rib, midaxillary
B: Inferior to the second rib, midclavicular, or inferior to the fifth rib, midaxillary
C: Superior to the third rib, midclavicular, or superior to the sixth rib, midaxillary
D: Inferior to the third rib, midclavicular, or inferior to the sixth rib, midaxillary

5:  The condition in which the pericardium fills with blood or other fluid, inhibiting the hearts ability to contract is called:
A: myocardial contusion.
B: pericardial tamponade.
C: aortic dissection.
D: tension pneumothorax.

6:  What is the most common cause of dissection or rupture of the aorta?
A: Blunt trauma
B: Penetrating trauma
C: Blast injuries
D: Electrical injuries

7:  You are treating a patient with a sucking chest wound. You promptly place an occlusive dressing over the injured site. Initially your patient showed signs of improvement but now seems to be having increased respiratory difficulty. As an EMT-I your next treatment plan should be:
A: needle decompression superior to the third rib, midclavicular.
B: needle decompression superior to the sixth rib, midaxillary.
C: raise one side of the dressing to allow the air to escape.
D: apply another occlusive dressing over the existing one to provide a better seal.

8:  You are assessing a patient who received a blunt traumatic injury to his chest and is in severe respiratory distress. Percussion of his chest produces hyperresonance. What type of injury should you suspect?
A: Pericardial tamponade
B: Hemothorax
C: Aortic dissection
D: Pneumothorax

9:  During exhalation, how high in the chest cavity can the diaphragm rise?
A: Trachea
B: Nipple line
C: Umbilicus
D: Costal arch

10:  The treatment of a flail segment consists of:
A: placing a sandbag over the flail segment.
B: taping a bulky pad around the entire circumference of the chest.
C: leaving the segment alone so as to not cause further pain or injury.
D: tape a bulky pad against the flail segment.

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