Ch06 - Chapter 6 Breathing Emergencies OBJECTIVE 1:...

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Chapter 6 Breathing Emergencies OBJECTIVE 1: IDENTIFY THE CAUSES OF BREATHING EMERGENCIES. Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Average 1. A severe allergic reaction, such as from a bee sting, is called _____. Anaphylaxis OBJECTIVE 2: IDENTIFY THE SIGNALS OF RESPIRATORY DISTRESS. Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Average 2. Which one of the following may signal respiratory distress? a. Ringing in the ears b. Pain in the abdomen c. Tingling in the hands or lips d. Calm actions and words Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Easy 3. One signal of respiratory distress in an infant is— a. Being awake and alert. b. Breathing calmly and quietly. c. Breathing noisily. d. Being asleep with calm breathing. Class: Apply, Difficulty: Average 4. A friend comes into your office and you notice that he looks a little pale and sweaty. Your friend sits down and starts to tell you that he does not feel well. You also notice his voice is abnormal and he appears to be wheezing. What would you do for your friend? Help him to a comfortable position. Comfort him. Ask questions about his condition. Watch for additional signals and assist him in taking any medications (if needed). Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number if his condition worsens and/or any life-threatening
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conditions develop. OBJECTIVE 3: IDENTIFY CONDITIONS THAT CAUSE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 5. A _____ exists when someone is in respiratory distress. Breathing emergency OBJECTIVE 4: IDENTIFY COMMON CAUSES OF CHOKING FOR ADULTS, CHILDREN AND INFANTS. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 6. List three causes of choking. Trying to swallow large pieces of food Drinking alcohol before or during meals Wearing dentures Talking or laughing while eating Walking, playing or running with food in your mouth OBJECTIVE 5: DESCRIBE THE CARE FOR A CONSCIOUS CHOKING ADULT, CHILD AND INFANT. Class: Apply, Difficulty: Average 7. What should you do for a person who appears to be choking but can cough forcefully or is wheezing? a. Open the airway using the head-tilt/chin-lift maneuver. b. Do nothing and leave the person alone while he or she is coughing. c. Immediately give abdominal thrusts or back blows. d. Stay with the person and encourage the person to continue coughing/breathing. Class: Apply, Difficulty: Easy 8. How would you attempt to save yourself if you were choking and there was no one nearby to help? You can give yourself abdominal thrusts. Make sure that you find the proper hand placement. You can also press your abdomen on a hard object, such as the edge of a sink or chair. Class: Apply, Difficulty: Average 9. A child is eating a piece of candy and appears to start choking on it. You determine that the child is, indeed, choking. What should you do?
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a. Perform cycles of 5 back blows and 5 abdominal thrusts until the candy is dislodged or the child becomes unconscious. b.
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2008 for the course HLTH 2120 taught by Professor Bryant during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Southern University .

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Ch06 - Chapter 6 Breathing Emergencies OBJECTIVE 1:...

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