Chapter 55 Cards

  1. The medications provided in the Mark I kit act to:
    Block the effects of acetylcholine
  2. Which of the following is NOT a biotoxin?
  3. You are called to the home of a 50-year-old farmer with complaints of lesions on his hands. He reports that his hands started itching about 10 days ago, then developed lesions have now begun to turn black. This presentation is consistent with exposure to:
  4. Office IllnessYou are called to a local office building, where a 23-year-old patient presents with fever, prostration, chest pain, and cough with bloody sputum. She also has abdominal pain and diarrhea. She notes that several of her friends who attended an outdoor concert with her two days ago are displaying similar signs and symptoms.
    This patient works in an open office area with many desks spaced closely together. Her co-workers are at risk for:
    Secondary infection and should be treated
  5. While caring for victims exposed to radiation, which of the following devices do rescuers wear to monitor the doses of radiation the victims are receiving?
  6. The most potent lethal substance known to man is:
    Clostridium botulinum
  7. Which of the following is in a Mark I kit?
    Atropine and praloxidime
  8. Drugs available in the Mark I kit to treat nerve-agent exposures include atropine and
    Pralidoxime chloride
  9. You have a patient who was sprayed with an oily substance several hours ago and is now complaining of skin irritation and nausea. Examination reveals erythema and blistering. To which of the following is it most likely the patient was exposed?
    A mustard agent
  10. Which of the following spreads radioactive contamination through conventional explosives?
    Dirty bomb
  11. Your patient and his girlfriend have developed similar symptoms within the past 24 hours: fever, swollen lymph nodes, and patches of red, inflamed skin. They recently returned home after spending several days camping in southwestern Arizona. They have multiple flea bites. You should suspect
    bubonic plague
  12. The mechanism of action of botulism is
    Paralytic illness caused by nerve toxin
  13. Factors to consider in protecting people from radiation include time, distance, and
  14. Which of the following is nerve agents' most common mechanism of action?
    Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase
  15. Which of the following is the weapon of choice for terrorists worldwide
    Conventional explosives
  16. The main objective of terrorist acts is to
    Incite fear in the public
  17. The risk of contamination from nuclear fallout after an nuclear explosion is greatest during which of the following periods?
    Between 1 and 48 hours after the blast
  18. Deaths resulting from a radiological dispersion device would probably be:
    Greater in number as a result of the explosion than because of the effects of radiation
  19. Prophylactic vaccination against smallpox is currently:
    Not recommended because of the possibility of toxic or allergic reactions
  20. When an injured person is decontaminated as quickly as possible so that medical staff can perform life-saving interventions, it is known as
    emergency decontamination
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Chapter 55 Cards
Chapter 55 Cards