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 14
The final aspect of the evaluate component for the evaluate – identify – intervene sequence is diagnostic tests. What is the primary diagnostic test for assessing the severity of respiratory problems?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 2 of 14
Within the evaluate-identify-intervene sequence, there are three clinical assessments that occur. The three clinical assessments are primary assessment, secondary assessment, and _________ tests. (fill in the blank with the correct answer)CorrectIncorrect
- Question 3 of 14
An arterial blood gas is a diagnostic test that measures amounts of certain gasses and other constituents in the arterial blood. Match each result with the proper definition. (Drag and drop.)
- HCO3 (bicarbonate)
- This value tells us about the acid-base balance.
- This value tells us whether oxygenation is adequate.
- This value tells us whether ventilation is adequate.
- This value is used to determine if the source of an acid-base disturbance is respiratory or metabolic.
- This value tells us the percentage of hemoglobin saturated with oxygen.
- Question 4 of 14
(True or False) Hemoglobin concentration determines the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 5 of 14
In the seriously ill or injured child, the arterial lactate level can __________ as a result of tissue hypoxia and anaerobic metabolism.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 6 of 14
The D(disability) of the primary assessment is a quick evaluation of ________________.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 7 of 14
Which of the following signs may be present with sudden and severe cerebral hypoxia? (Choose all correct answers)CorrectIncorrect
- Question 8 of 14
Pupil response to light is an indicator of ______________ function.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 9 of 14
The E of the ABCDE primary assessment acronym stands for ________________.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 10 of 14
The D(disability) of the primary assessment is a quick evaluation of neurologic function. Which standard evaluations are included in this assessment? (Choose all correct answers.)CorrectIncorrect
- Question 11 of 14
When cerebral hypoxia develops more gradually, the neurologic signs are the same as when severe cerebral hypoxia develops suddenly.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 12 of 14
The AVPU scale is a scale used to evaluate cerebral cortex function and is used to rate a child's level of consciousness. What does the acronym AVPU stand for?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 13 of 14
The Glasgow coma scale is used to evaluate a child's level of consciousness and neurologic status. The child's best eye-opening, verbal, and motor responses are scored. If a child is intubated, unconscious, or preverbal, the most important part of this scale is _____________ response.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 14 of 14
After completion of the primary assessment, if the child does not have a life-threatening condition, the secondary assessment should be completed. The secondary assessment consists of which of the following components? (Choose all correct answers.)CorrectIncorrect