Flashcards in Ch 30 Question Deck (31)
_________ causes body heat to be lost as warm air in the lungs is exhaled into the atmosphere and cooler air is inhaled.
Evaporation, the conversion of a liquid to a gas, is a process that requires:
The rate and amount of heat loss by the body can be modified by all of the following EXCEPT:
Increasing fluid intake
The characteristic appearance of blue lips and/or fingertips seen in hypothermia is the result of:
Blood vessels constricting
Signs and symptoms of severe systemic hypothermia include all of the following EXCEPT:
To assess a patient's general temperature, pull back your glove and place the back of your hand on the patient's:
Abdomen, underneath the clothing
Never assume that a(n)_______, pulseless patient is dead.
Management of hyperthermia in the field consists of all of the following EXCEPT;
Massaging the cold extremities
All of the following conditions refer to when exposed parts of the body become very cold, but not frozen, EXCEPT:
When the body is exposed to more heat energy than it loses,__________ result(s).
Contributing factors to the development of heat illness include all of the following EXCEPT:
Increased fluid intake
It is important to remain hydrated while on duty. Drink at least__________ of water per day, and more when exertion or heat is involved.
Which of the following statements about heat cramps is FALSE?
They only occur when it is hot outdoors
Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and associated hypovolemia include all of the following EXCEPT:
Most spinal injuries in diving incidents affect the:
Often, the first sign of heatstroke is:
a change in behavior
The least common but most serious illness caused by heat exposure, occurring when the body is subjected to more heat than it can handle and normal mechanisms for getting rid of the excess heat are overwhelmed, is:
________ is the body's reaction to an irritation of water entering the lower respiratory tract.
Treatment drowning and/or near drowning begins with:
Rescue and removal from the water
In a diving emergency,__________ occurs when bubbles of gas, especially nitrogen, obstruct the blood vessels.
If the near drowning victim has evidence of upper airway obstruction by foreign matter, which of the following would NOT be considered a method for clearing it?
Place the patient in the recovery position to allow drainage
You should never give up on resuscitating a cold-water drowning victim because:
The resulting hypothermia can protect vital organs from the lack of oxygen
The three phases of a dive, in the order they occur, are:
Descent, bottom, and ascent
Areas usually affected by descent problems include:
Potential problems associated with rupture of the lungs include all of the following EXCEPT:
The organs most severely affected by air embolism are the:
Brain and spinal cord
Coral snake venom is a powerful toxin that causes_________ of the nervous system.
Signs and envenomation by a pit viper include all of the following EXCEPT:
Removal of tick should be accomplished by:
Using fine tweezers to pull it straight out of the skin