Glossary of Health Knowledge Bowl - Common Health Occupation Skills - Set Two
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- In CPR, how long do you check the victim's pulse before deciding to give chest compressions?
- 5 to 10 seconds
- What procedure do you perform for a conscious adult victim who has a blocked airway?
- abdominal thrusts
- In what position should the head be so that the tongue is less likely to block the airway in an unconscious person?
- tilted back
- After giving 2 slow and gentle breaths to a baby who is not breathing, how often do you give breaths?
- every 3 seconds
- What first aid measure do you perform if you think a victim has a broken neck or back?
- keep the victim from moving or do not move
- What three factors determine the severity of a burn?
- depth, size, location
- What is a displacement of a bone end from a joint?
- What is the type of shock resulting from an allergic reaction to injections, insect stings or inhalation?
- What usually happens to the pupils of a shock victim?
- they dilate
- What type of fracture is not a complete break?
- What is the average normal oral temperature measurement in Centigrade?
- 37 degrees
- What do you call the difference between the apical and radial pulse measured at the same time.
- pulse deficit
- What method of taking temperature provides the most accurate measurement of body temperature?
- What pulse site is the diaphragm of the stethoscope placed over when measuring the blood pressure?
- What is the correct term for measuring the pulse rate by listening to the heart with a stethoscope?
- apical or apical pulse
- What is the correct term for a pulse rate over 100 beats per minute in an adult?
- What is the correct term for a pulse rate below 60 beats per minute in an adult?
- What is the name of the pulse site at the top of the foot arch?
- dorsalis pedis
- How long should the clinical thermometer be kept in place to record an axillary temperature?
- 10 minutes
- If you state a pulse is weak or strong, what are you describing about pulse?
- What is the name of the pulse site at the inner aspect of the upper thigh?
- What is the average respiratory rate for an adult?
- 14-20 per minute
- What is the medical name for the instrument used to measure blood pressure?
- On the gauge of a mercury manometer, each long line represents what measurement?
- 10 mm Hg
- A systolic blood pressure reading over 150 mm Hg is considered high. What is the medical term for high blood pressure?
- What is the term for lack or absence of breathing?
- What is the term for rapid respirations?
- How long should you count a pulse that is irregular?
- 1 minute
- You need to measure a patient's temperature; however, he has just finished smoking a cigarette. What should you do?
- wait 15 minutes before taking his temperature
- Where do you insert a tympanic thermometer to measure body temperature?
- the ear
- You have measured a patient's temperature rectally to be 99.6 degrees. How should you record this temperature in the medical record?
- 99.6 R
- Your patient becomes dizzy when he stands up suddenly from the supine position. This dizziness is most likely caused by what?
- orthostatic hypotension
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