This PALS Quiz focuses on the treatment of the critically ill child using the PALS Systematic Approach Algorithm.
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Question 1 of 11
Simple measures for maintaining airway patency include all of the following EXCEPT which intervention?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 11
Match each lung and airway sound with the appropriate definition. (drag and drop)
- Coarse, usually higher-pitched breathing sound typically heard on inspiration
- Short, low pitched breathing sound heard during expiration
- Bubbling sound heard during inspiration or expiration
- High-pitched or low-pitched whistling or sighing sound heard most often during expiration
- Also known as rales and typically associated with pneumonia
Correct 5 / 5 PointsIncorrect / 5 Points
Question 3 of 11
A consistent respiratory rate less than 10 or more than _____ breaths per minute in a child of any age is abnormal and suggests the presence of a potentially serious problem.CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 11
The primary objective of the Airway assessment in the ABCDE model is to assess airway _________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 11
Within the EVALUATE portion of the evaluate-identify-intervene sequence, the primary assessment uses the ABCDE model for a hands-on evaluation of the critically ill child. What does ABCDE stand for? (Fill in the blanks.)
Question 6 of 11
Assessment of Breathing includes evaluation of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 11
Drag and drop the signs and symptoms to the correct clinical condition.
- Decrease in respiratory rate associated with improved level of consciousness and reduced signs of air hunger and work of breathing
- Decreasing respiratory rate with a deteriorating level of consciousness
Indication of overall improvement
Indication of worsening clinical condition
Question 8 of 11
Tachypnea can have both respiratory and non-respiratory causes. Select all of the non-respiratory cause of tachypnea.CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 11
(True or False) Stridor is a sign of lower airway problem.CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 11
(True or False) Grunting is often a sign of lung tissue disease resulting from small airway collapse, alveolar collapse or both.CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 11
An oxygen saturation of ≥ _____% while a child is breathing room air usually indicates that oxygenation is adequate.CorrectIncorrect