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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:  An interruption of blood flow that is often sudden and results in the loss of function in the affected part of the brain is called:
A: insulin shock.
B: generalized seizure.
C: cerebrovascular accident.
D: hydroencephalitis.

2:  A condition typically characterized by unconsciousness and generalized severe twitching of the entire body that may be caused by congenital, structural, or metabolic disorder, or from fever is know as:
A: generalized seizure.
B: transient ischemic attack.
C: cerebrovascular attack.
D: insulin shock.

3:  A useful mnemonic when assessing a patient with altered mental status is:

4:  You are on-scene of a 67-year-old who experienced a sudden onset weakness of the entire left side of his body, difficulty swallowing and slurred speech. These findings are consistent with:
A: cerebrovascular accident.
B: insulin induced hypoglycemia.
C: epileptic seizure.
D: heart attack.

5:  You are on-scene of a 67-year-old who experienced a sudden onset weakness of the entire left side of his body, difficulty swallowing and slurred speech. After assessment for immediate problems with the patient's ABCs, you should make a special effort to determine:
A: what the patient last had to eat.
B: when the patient last appeared normal.
C: who the patient's family physician is.
D: where the family wishes the patient to be transported.

6:  The assessment process of gauging facial droop, arm drift and speech by having the patient smile, hold their arms out in front of them, and say a simple phrase, is known as the:
A: Glasgow Coma Scale.
B: APGAR Score.
C: Los Angeles Pre-hospital Scale.
D: Cincinnati Stroke Scale.

7:  A 19-year-old male with epilepsy has been experiencing several seizures without regaining consciousness. As soon as you and your partner make patient contact he begins another tonic-clonic seizure. Your immediate action should begin with protecting the ABCs and:
A: administer oxygen by nasal cannula and assist the patient take his Dilantin.
B: assess for head lacerations, tongue biting, and fractures and dislocations.
C: use ammonia inhalants to arouse him out of the seizure.
D: place something into his mouth to prevent him biting his tongue.

8:  Patients at higher risk for hemorrhagic stroke include those with:
A: insulin dependency.
B: hypertension, recent head injury and aneurysm.
C: heart rhythm disturbances.
D: chronic use of phenytoin (Dilantin).

9:  You and your partner have been dispatched to a local nursing home for a 77-year-old woman who is unable to move her left side. The woman has a history of atherosclerosis and hypertension. To safely transport this patient you should position the patient:
A: With the paralyzed side down and well protected with padding.
B: With the feet elevated 12 to 20 inches above the head.
C: In a high sitting position with the legs dangling.
D: In a recumbent position on the unaffected side.

10:  Conditions that are often mistaken for stroke include:
A: Spinal injury.
B: Poison ingestion.
C: Hypoglycemia.
D: Heart attack.

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