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1

Hypothermia is basically treated by preventing further heat being lost by the body. This is done by

A. administering an alcoholic and saline solution.
B. gradually warming up the patient.
C. quickly warming the patient up.
D. providing a hot meal.

B. gradually warming up the patient

2

What is the Part 91 rule on passenger briefing?

A. It may include a demonstration on the use of life preservers when they are required to be carried.
B. It may be supplemented by printed cards for the use of each passenger.
C. It must, for flights above FL 150, include a demonstration on the use of supplemental oxygen equipment.
D. It must be given by the pilot in command.

B. It may be supplemented by printed cards for the use of each passenger

3

Survival times decrease dramatically with a drop in water temperature. Which of the following statements is most correct?

A. In water temperature between 4-10 degrees Celsius, the expected survival time is between 1-3 hours.
B. In water temperature between 0-4 degrees Celsius, the expected survival time is between 90-120 minutes.
C. In water temperature less than 0 degrees Celsius, the expected survival time is less than 2 minutes.
D. In water temperature between 4-10 degrees Celsius, the expected survival time is between 6-9 hours.

A. In water temperature between 4-10 degrees Celsius, the expected survival time is between 1-3 hours

4

A person operating a passenger aircraft must ensure that each passenger has been briefed on

A. the location of the bathroom.
B. the use of portable electronic devices.
C. the permitted location for smoking.
D. how to access the flight compartment.

B. the use of portable electronic devices

5

Hypothermia occurs when

A. the body gets too cold. This will happen when the core body temperature drops below 39.0°C, which is the required temperature for normal body functions.
B. the body gets too cold. This will happen when the core body temperature drops below 35.0°C, which is the required temperature for normal body functions.
C. the body gets too warm. This will happen when the core body temperature drops below 35.0°C, which is the required temperature for normal body functions.
D. the body gets too cold. This will happen when the outside temperature drops below 35.0°C, which is the required temperature for normal body functions.

B. the body gets too cold. This will happen when the core body temperature drops below 35.0°C, which is the required temperature for normal body functions

6

Mild hypothermia does not always result in obvious symptoms, but when it does, the victim may experience

A. constant shivering, tiredness, low energy, cold and/or pale skin, and fast breathing (hyperventilation).
B. slurred speech.
C. loss of coordination.
D. unconsciousness (becoming comatose); shallow or no breathing; weak, irregular, or absent pulse; and dilated pupils.

A. constant shivering, tiredness, low energy, cold and/or pale skin, and fast breathing (hyperventilation)

7

The expected survival time in water _____ is _____.

A. between 4-10 degrees Celsius; between 6-9 hours.
B. 4-10 degrees Celsius; between 1-3 hours.
C. between 0-4 degrees Celsius; between 90-120 minutes.
D. less than 0 degrees Celsius; less than 2 minutes.

B. 4-10 degrees Celsius; between 1-3 hours

8

To prevent further heat loss from a hypothermic person,

A. warm the patient up as quickly as possible near a fire or other heat source.
B. administer a solution of alcohol and saline.
C. gradually warming up the patient.
D. encourage the victim to eat as much as possible to raise the metabolism.

C. gradually warming up the patient

9

If someone has mild hypothermia, the symptoms aren't always obvious, but they can include

A. loss of coordination.
B. unconsciousness (becoming comatose); shallow or no breathing; weak, irregular, or absent pulse; and dilated pupils.
C. constant shivering, tiredness, low energy, cold and/or pale skin, and fast breathing (hyperventilation).
D. slurred speech.

C. constant shivering, tiredness, low energy, cold and/or pale skin, and fast breathing (hyperventilation)

10

The four priorities for survival are

A. rescue, water, food, protection - in that order.
B. protection, rescue, water, food - in that order.
C. rescue, protection, water, food - in that order.
D. food, water, protection, rescue - in that order.

A. rescue, water, food, protection - in that order

11

Which of the following statements about survival is TRUE?

A. Survival factors - in descending order of importance - are water, food, location, shelter, and will to survive.
B. Survival incorporates several factors, including food, water, and physical location.
C. One’s location is irrelevant to chances of survival.
D. The least important factor in survival is one’s actual will to survive.

B. Survival incorporates several factors, including food, water, and physical location