PALS respiratory quiz

The quiz
You caring for an 8-year-old male with a history of asthma. He presents to you breathing 55/min. His skin is pale and cool to the touch. His pulse is 146. His BP is 102/70. His pulse oximetry is 81%. His lung sounds reveal expiratory wheezes that are barely audible.

about 3–5 minutes

Question 1 of 7

This patient's condition represents

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His condition is a result of

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He should immediately receive

Question 4 of 7

The goal oxygen saturation in this patient is

Question 5 of 7

Another medication that can be helpful in this situation is

Question 6 of 7

While preparing the child's medication he suddenly drops his respiratory rate to 6/min and becomes unresponsive. His pulse rate is 174. His pulse oximetry falls to 68%. You should immediately

Question 7 of 7

While ventilating this child, you should only push the bag until

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The quiz

Correct answers

  • Respiratory failure.
  • Lower airway obstruction.
  • Oxygen therapy.
  • 94% – 99%.
  • Racemic epinephrine (nebulized).
  • Assist ventilations with a bag valve mask at a rate of 12–20/min.
  • You see the child’s chest rise.

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