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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:  The primary intracellular cation is:
A: sodium.
B: potassium.
C: chlorine.
D: magnesium.

2:  The fluid compartment that contains the water outside of the vascular system and between the cells is called:
A: intravascular.
B: intracellular.
C: interstitial.
D: capillary beds.

3:  An example of a hypotonic solution is:
A: 0.9% NS.
B: 0.45% NS.
C: LR.
D: D5W.

4:  The EMT-I will need to provide fluid replacement to the patient suffering from body fluid losses at a rate of:
A: 20 ml/kg.
B: 10 ml/kg.
C: 40 ml/kg.
D: 1000 ml of NS.

5:  The electrolyte that is primarily responsible for the regulation of the body's pH is:
A: chloride.
B: phosphorus.
C: bicarbonate.
D: sodium.

6:  The best choice fluid for treating hypovolemia due to massive blood loss is:
A: NS.
B: ½ NS.
C: D5W.
D: LR.

7:  When drawing blood samples, the correct order in which to fill the tubes is:
A: green, blue, red, lavender.
B: blue, green, lavender, red.
C: red, blue, green, lavender.
D: red, green, blue, lavender.

8:  After initiating an IV and delivering a bolus of 20 ml/kg, the EMT-I notices the patient's forearm is swollen and tense. The next appropriate action is to:
A: slow the bolus infusion rate.
B: discontinue the IV.
C: reinforce the catheter with additional tape.
D: place a constricting band proximal to the insertion site.

9:  Elderly patients often present a special set of concerns. When initiating IV therapy in an elderly patient remember to:
A: use a minidrip and monitor fluid rates.
B: se the largest catheter possible to deliver fluid quickly.
C: use the smallest vein to decrease pain.
D: use a maxidrip and monitor fluid rates.

10:  Which size catheter is the most appropriate size to start a fluid bolus on a critically injured trauma patient who is 15 years old?
A: 20 gauge
B: 22 gauge
C: 16 gauge
D: 21 gauge butterfly

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