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incising the cricothyroid membrane vertically will:
A) minimize the risk of damaging the thyroid gland
B) facilitate insertion of an 8.0-9.0 mm ET tube
C) completely eliminate the risk of any external bleeding
D) increase the risk of damaging the external jugular veins



which of the following abnormal respiratory patterns generally do not suggest brain injury or cerebral anoxia?
A) Biot respirations
B) Agonal respirations
C) Kussmal Respirations
D) Cheyne-Stokes respiration



when intubating a 3-year-old child, you should insert the ET tube untill:
A) the distall cuff is 1-2 cm beyond the vocal cords
B) you meet the resistance and then withdraw the tube 2 cm
C) the vocaql mark is 2-3 cm beyond the vocal cords
D) the cm marking on the tube rerads 15 cm at the childs lips



after opening an unresponsive patients airway, you determine that his respirations are rapid, irregular, and shallow. you should:
A) intubate him at once
B) apply a nonrebreathing mask
C) suction his mouth for 15 seconds
D) begin positive pressure ventillations



when administering CPAP therapy to a patient, it is important to remember that:
A) acute symptomatic bradycardia has been directly linked to CPAP theropy
B) SpO2 of 100% must be achieved as quickly as possible
C) the increased intrathoracic pressure caused by CPAP can result in hypotension
D) the head straps must be secured immediatly in order to achieve an adequate seal



in contrast to a curved laryngoscope blade, a straight laryngoscope blade is designed to:
A) move the patients tongue to the left
B) extend beneath the epiglottis and lift it up
C) fit into the vallecular space at the base of the tongue
D) indirectly lift the epiglottis to expose the vocal cords



you have just inserted a combitube in a 59 year old cardiac arrest patient you attach the bag mask device to the pharyngeal (blue) tube, begin ventilations and note the presence of bilaterlly equal breath sounds, absent epigastric sounds, and visiable chest rise. you should:
A) perform laryngoscopy to visualize placement of combi tube
B) continue to ventillate and use additional confirmation techniques
C) continue ventillating the PT at a rate of 10-12 breaths per min
D) ventilate through the clear tube and ausculate all four lung fields



in general a multilumen airway should not be used in patients who are:
A) greater than 6ft tall
B) younger then 16 years in age
C) older then 65 years of afe
D) less then 4 ft 5 in tall



which of the following statements regarding field extubation is correct?
A) it si generally better to sedate the patient rather than extubate.
B) the patient should be extubated if spontaneous breathing occurs.
C) the risk of laryngospasm following extubation is realitivly low
D) extubation should be performed with the patient in the supine position



If the ET tube is placed in the trachea properly, the colorimetric paper inside the ETCO2 detector should:
A) not change colors
B) turn yellow during inhalation
C) turn yellow during exhalation
D) remain purple during ventillations



A 40 yo man fell 20ft from a tree while trimming branches. your assesment reveals that he is unresponsive. you cannot open his airway effectivily with the jaw thrust maneuvar. you should:
A) insert a nasopharyngeal airway and assess his respirations
B) carefully open his airway with the head tilt chin lift maneuver
C) assist his ventilation's and prepare to intubate him immediately
D) suction his oropharynx and reattempt the jaw thrust maneuver



digital intubation should be performed only on a patient who has a bite block inserted in his or her mouth and who is ____ and ____
A) unconscious, apneic
B) stuporous, bradypneic
C) comatose, breathing inadequately
D) semiconscious, tachypneic