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Multiple Choice

This activity contains 19 questions.

Question 1.
If you are a single rescuer with an AED, with no one else to do CPR, you should

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Question 2.
A common symptom in patients with cardiac compromise is an abnormal heart beat. A heart rate that is too slow is called

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Question 3.
Hypotension, or low blood pressure, in an adult, is considered a systolic blood pressure of less than

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Question 4.
Common symptoms of a patient in cardiac compromise include

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Question 5.
One reason patients with cardiac compromise think they might have the "flu" is because the symptoms may include

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Question 6.
A contraindication to assisting the patient in taking nitroglycerin tablets is

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Question 7.
A thrombus which has broken loose, moving with blood flow is called a(n)

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Question 8.
Some risk factors for heart problems can be reduced by lifestyle changes. Some cannot be changed. A risk factor that can be changed is

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Question 9.
A malfunction of the heart's electrical system will generally result in a(n)

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Question 10.
Chest pain caused by a narrowed coronary artery that cannot supply enough oxygen to a portion of the heart during exertion is called

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Question 11.
The condition of excessive fluid buildup in the lungs because of inadequate pumping of the heart is called

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Question 12.
Automated defibrillators that advise the EMT-Basic to press a button that delivers the defibrillation shock are called

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Question 13.
An example of a "shockable" rhythm, that is, one for which defibrillation is effective, is

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Question 14.
After delivering your first three stacked shocks with an AED, if the patient is still pulseless, you should next

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Question 15.
If your patient who regained a pulse after being defibrillated goes back into cardiac arrest while en route to the hospital you should

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Question 16.
The blanket term that refers to any kind of problem with the heart is

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Question 17.

Upon arrival at a local supermarket to a call for a "man down", you find that bystanders are performing CPR on a patient who appears to be in his mid forties. Witnesses tell you that the patient was paying for his groceries when he suddenly clutched his chest, sat down in an adjacent chair, and lost consciousness.
Questions 17-19 refer to the above scenario.

What is the initial action should you take with this patient?

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Question 18.
After completing the action in question 17 above, you should next

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Question 19.
Which of the following statements is about use of the automated external defibrillator (AED)?

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