This PALS Quiz focuses on the recognition of pediatric respiratory distress and failure.
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Question 1 of 11
The main function of the respiratory system is _____________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 11
(True or False) Hypoxemia and tissue hypoxia develop slower in children than in adults because children have a lower metabolic rate which decreases oxygen demand.CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 11
Drag and drop the word to correct definition.
Low arterial O2 saturation which indicates inadequate oxygenation. Indicated by an oxygen saturation of less than 94% for a child breathing room air.
Oxygen delivery is not adequate to meet oxygen demand. This can occur even with adequate oxygen saturation levels. (example: anemia and shock)
Increased PaCO2 level caused by inadequate ventilation.
Question 4 of 11
When ventilation is inadequate, _________________ elimination will be inadequate.CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 11
When ventilation is inadequate, CO2 elimination is inadequate. This causes an increase in paCO2 in the blood which causes the blood to become more ________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 11
(True or False) Hypercarbia is more difficult to detect than hypoxemia because it produces no obvious clinical sign such is cyanosis.CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 11
The impedance to air flow within the airways is one important factor of respiratory disease. Impedance of air flow within the airways is also known as _______________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 11
Another important factor associated with increased work of breathing is caused by an increase in the effort needed to inflate the alveoli. This is known as ___________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 11
When intrathoracic pressure is ____________ atmospheric pressure, air flows into the lungs.CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 11
(True or False) Expiration is normally an active process that involves the muscles of the abdominal wall and intercostals.CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 11
Which of the following are disease processes that can affect central nervous system control of breathing. Choose all correct answers.CorrectIncorrect