Ch05 - Chapter 5 Checking the Victim OBJECTIVE 1 DESCRIBE...

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Chapter 5 Checking the Victim OBJECTIVE 1: DESCRIBE HOW TO CHECK FOR LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS FOR AN ADULT, CHILD OR INFANT. Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Average 1. An easy way to tell if a victim is conscious and shows signs of life is to— a. Ask the victim a question. b. Look for severe bleeding. c. Feel the carotid pulse at the neck. d. Tap the victim and shake the victim’s shoulder. Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Average 2. Which of the following represents a life-threatening condition? a. An unconscious victim who wakes when you gently tap his or her shoulder b. A conscious victim with a broken arm c. A conscious victim with persistent chest pain d. A conscious victim who refuses to give you consent to provide care Class: Recall, Difficulty: Hard 3. Describe the conditions that are considered life threatening. Unconsciousness No signs of life (movement or breathing) Severe bleeding Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Average 4. The Check step in Check—Call—Care is a check for safety and a check for— a. An open airway. b. Consciousness. c. Signs of life. d. A pulse. Class: Analyze, Difficulty: Average
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5. True or false: A conscious victim who has a heartbeat and signs of life can have a life-threatening emergency. True Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 6. Check to see if a victim is unconscious by— a. Gently jostling or shaking the victim by the shoulder. b. Gently tapping the victim and asking “Are you okay?” c. Shouting loudly at the victim “Are you okay?” d. Vigorously squeezing the victim’s hand while shouting at him or her. Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Average 7. A victim who is unconscious and lying on his or her back could stop breathing if his or her— a. Diaphragm falls on top of his or her spine. b. Tongue falls to the back of his or her throat. c. Epiglottis falls down into his or her trachea. d. Lungs push down on his or her diaphragm. Class: Apply, Difficulty: Average 8. An unconscious child must be checked carefully for signals of breathing. You should— a. Check for at least 10 seconds to be sure. b. Only watch the chest carefully to see if it rises and falls. c.
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