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Emergency Nursing Quiz - I

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1. Which of the follwoing is the most effective benzodiazepine for treating status epilepticus and is the treatment of choice for controlling seizures acutely?

A. Midazolam

B. Oxazepam

C. Flurazepam

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2. Subdiaphragmatic abdominal thrust performed to clear airway obstruction in the awake patient without ventilation is termed as:

A. Leopold's maneuvers

B. Pallach's maneuver

C. Heimlich maneuver

D. Valsalva maneuver

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3. A slight bluish discoloration around the navel, is a sign of hemoperitoneum,

A. Cullen's sign

B. Kernig’s sign

C. Brudzinski’s signs

D. Kehr's sign

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4. Signs of meningeal irritation include all the following, EXCEPT:

A. Neck stiffness

B. Brudzinski's sign

C. Kernig’s sign

D. Kehr's sign

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5. The APACHE II system is a:

A. Quality assurance system

B. Severity-of-illness scoring system

C. Computerized vital signsmonitoring system

D. Neborn hydration monitoring system

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6. A client is admitted to the emergency department following an automobile accident. The client has four fractured ribs and a right sided pneumothorax. Which of the following respiratory assessment findings would the nurse expect to find?

A. Crackles on the right chest and a respiratory rate of 8 breaths/minute.

B. Diminished breath sounds on the right and pain on inspiration.

C. Bilateral rhonchi and pink frothy sputum.

D. Dry cough and wheezing on the right side of the chest.

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7. Clinical evidence of diminished Cardiac Output includes:

A. a narrow pulse pressure

B. rapid capillary refill

C. widened pulse pressure

D. bounding pulses

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8. The most common cause of high cardiac output hypotension is:

A. hemorrhage

B. cardiac failure

C. sepsis

D. neurogenic shock

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9. Intermediate Syndrome is observed in:

A. cardiac arrest

B. respiratory failure

C. renal failure

D. organophosphorous poisoning

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10. The procedure of compressing cricothyroid cartilage posteriorly against vertebral bodies during endotracheal intubation is called:

A. Valsalva maneuver

B. Sellick maneuver

C. Heimlich maneuver

D. Leopold's maneuvers

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11. Which of the following pairing about Glasgow Coma Score is wrong?

A. 6 —Spontaneous Eye Opening

B. 1—No Verbal Response

C. 5—Localizes to pain (Motor Activity)

D. 3—Eye Opening to Verbal stimuli

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1.D 2. C 3. A 4. D 5. B
6. A 7. A 8. C 9. D 10. B
11. A


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  1. Fauci AS, Longo DL (Eds). Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th Edition; McGraw-Hill organization; 2008.
  2. Palimar V,Arun M,Kumar M, Saralaya KM ,Intermediate Syndrome in Organophosphorous Poisoning. JIAFM, 2005 : 27 (1).



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