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
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 2 of 11
The primary objective of the Airway assessment in the ABCDE model is to assess airway _________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 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 4 of 11
Simple measures for maintaining airway patency include all of the following EXCEPT which intervention?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 11
Assessment of Breathing includes evaluation of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 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 7 of 11
Tachypnea can have both respiratory and non-respiratory causes. Select all of the non-respiratory cause of tachypnea.CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 11
(True or False) Stridor is a sign of lower airway problem.CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 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 10 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 / 5PointsIncorrect / 5 Points
Question 11 of 11
An oxygen saturation of ≥ _____% while a child is breathing room air usually indicates that oxygenation is adequate.CorrectIncorrect