Glossary of Health Knowledge Bowl - Common Health Occupation Skills - Set One
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- If you state that a pulse is irregular, what are you describing about the pulse?
- If you state that a respiration is deep or shallow, what are you describing about respiration?
- Which measurement of blood pressure indicates the pressure in the arteries when the heart is contracting?
- If you are a lifeguard at a pool and rescue a victim from the bottom of the pool, what would you check first?
- What is the term for the soft tip at the end of the sternum?
- xiphoid process
- In CPR, how deep should compressions be on an adult's chest?
- 1 1/2 to 2 inches
- What is the ratio of compressions to breaths in one-rescuer CPR?
- 15 to 2
- How should you care for a victim of heat stroke?
- immediate cooling
- What is the term for a major epileptic seizure?
- grand mal
- What is the type of wound in which the skin is scraped?
- What is the type of wound in which the skin edges are jagged, irregular or there is blunt tearing or breaking of the soft tissues?
- What is the type of wound in which the skin is pierced by an object?
- What is the type of wound that results when tissue is forcibly separated or torn from the victim's body?
- When you are applying a gauze bandage, what is the first thing you do?
- anchor it
- You find an unconscious man in a car that is burning. He is not breathing. His leg is broken. What do you do first?
- move him to a safe location
- You have examined an accident victim carefully. The victim is breathing. What is the next thing you should check for?
- In the ABC's of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, what does the "A" mean?
- What is the name of the artery that you use to check the pulse in adult CPR?
- What is the phone number that is frequently used to provide a community-wide, coordinated means of responding to an accident or sudden illness?
- What is the standard position for giving care for shock?
- supine with feet elevated
- How long do you wash a chemical burn of the skin?
- at least 5 minutes (five may be written out)
- In what position should you place an unconscious victim to keep fluids from blocking the airway?
- What direction do you push on a victim's chest for CPR?
- straight down
- What is the most common obstruction in the airway of an unconscious adult?
- What is the rate of chest compressions for a baby?
- at least 100 per minute
- What is the ratio of compressions to breaths in both babies and children?
- 5 to 1
- What is the most effective measure to use to stop severe bleeding?
- direct pressure
- What type of wound causes the greatest threat of tetanus?
- What first aid measure should you use with clothing that is sticking to a deep heat burn?
- leave it alone
- After you give two full, slow breaths, how often do you give breaths to an adult in rescue breathing?
- once every five seconds
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