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