Lesson 7. Self Test


Answer the following exercises by marking the lettered response that best answers the question or best completes the sentence or by writing the answer in the space provided.

After you have answered all of the exercises, turn to “Solutions to Exercises” at the bottom of this page and check your answers. For each exercise answered incorrectly, reread the lesson material referenced with the solution.

1. A soldier’s skin is pale, wet, and cool. He is breathing at a rapid rate. He is very thirsty, but cannot drink because he feels as though he is going to “throw up.” This soldier is probably suffering from ________________________________.

2. When placing a casualty in a normal shock position, you should raise his_______ higher than the level of his heart.

a. Feet.

b. Head.

3. When treating a casualty for hypovolemic shock, you should loosen the casualty’s clothing unless _______________ .

4. How should you position a casualty who has an open abdominal wound?

a. Normal shock position.

b. Knees flexed.

5. When inflating the MAST, you should inflate ____________ sections at the same time.

6. You are inflating a MAST applied to a casualty. When should you stop inflating?

a. The casualty’s blood pressure stabilizes.

b. You hear a loud, constant sound from the air release valve.

c. The Velcro strips begin to crackle and stretch.

d. Any of the above happen.

7. When should the MAST be deflated?

a. Never.

b. When the patient stabilizes.

c. When ordered by a qualified physician who is familiar with the MAST.

8. A casualty has a severe head injury. What effect, if any, will this have upon your decision to apply medical anti-shock trousers to the casualty?

a. No effect; apply the MAST.

b. Apply the MAST, but inflate only to one-half normal pressure.

c. The MAST should not be applied to the casualty unless ordered by the physician.

9. List six types of shock:








1. Shock (or hypovolemic shock). (para 7-2)

2. a (para 7-3e(2))

3. You are in a chemical environment. (para 7-3f second Caution)

4. b (para 7-3e Caution)

5. all three. (para 7-7)

6. c (paras 7-7 b, d, e)

7. c (para 7-8d)

8. c (para 7-5c(1))

9. Any six of the following

Hypovolemic shock

Metabolic shock

Neurogenic shock

Psychogenic shock

Cardiogenic shock

Septic shock

Respiratory shock

Anaphylactic shock. (paras 7-1a, b(1) through (7))

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