Flashcards in Ch 19 Questions Deck (33)
Activated charcoal is in the form of a(n):
The presence of burning or blistering of the mucous membranes suggests:
Ingestion of poison
Treatment for ingestion of poisonous plants include all of the following EXCEPT:
Administration of activated charcoal
The MOST important consideration in caring for a patient who has been exposed to an organophospate insecticide or some other cholinergic agent is to:
Avoid exposure yourself
Which of the following would NOT provide clues to the nature of the poison?
The MOST worrisome avenue of poisoning is:
The major side effect of ingesting activated charcoal is:
Alcohol is a powerful CNS depressant. It:
Which of the following is a frequently abused synthetic opioid?
Which of the following is NOT part of treatment of patients who have overdosed with sedative-hypnotics and have respiratory depression?
Administer syrup of ipecac
Anticholinergic medications have properties that block the_________ nerves.
_________ crack produces the most rapid means of absorption and therefore the most potent effect.
"nerve gases" over stimulate normal body functions that are controlled by parasympathetic nerves, causing:
Signs and symptoms of staphylococcal food poisoning include:
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Inhalant effects range from mild drowsiness to coma, but unlike most other sedative-hypnotics these agents may often cause:
Cocaine may be taken which of the following ways?
Which of the following is NOT considered an abusable substance?
A person who has been using marijuana rarely needs transport to the hospital. Exceptions may include all of the following EXCEPT a patient who is:
Sympathomimetics are CNS stimulants that frequently cause:
Produces severe hypoxia
Does not damage or irritate the lungs
Causes pulmonary edema
Localized signs and symptoms of absorbed poisoning include:
Burns, irritation of the skin
Which of the following statements regarding injected poisons is FALSE?
They are easily diluted once in the bloodstream
When dealing with substances such as phosphorus and elemental sodium, you should do all of the following EXCEPT:
Irrigate with water
Injected poisons are impossible to dilute or remove, because they are usually________ or cause intense local tissue destruction.
Absorbed quickly into the body
Medical problems that may cause the patient to present as intoxicated include all of the following EXCEPT:
Which of the following is NOT considered a sign or symptom of alcohol withdrawal?
Treatments for inhaled poisons include:
Moving the patient into fresh air
Signs and symptoms of chlorine exposure include all of the following EXCEPT: