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Pulmonology/Respiratory Quiz


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Which type of pneumonia is gradual and covers more of the lung field?

A. bacterial

B. viral


A tidal volume measures:

A. peak flow volume

B. your temperature

C. volume of air forced out of the lungs

D. the amount of air inhaled and exhaled during a normal respiration


A pulmonary function test can indicate if there is:

A. mild, moderate or severe obstructive or restrictive airway disease

B. the trachea and bronchi are visualized

C. a normal respiration count

D. tachycardia


What happens to airways during a asthma attack?

A. the airways dilate

B. they form an antibody

C. constricts and is irritated or inflamed

D. the airways are normal


People who do this have a higher risk of lung and laryngeal cancer

A. deep breathing

B. check their peak flow

C. smoke

D. eat fatty foods


COPD is a combination of these two diseases

A. sinusitis and laryngitis

B. asthma a bronchitis

C. viral pneumonia and asthma

D. chronic bronchitis and emphysema


What is cyanosis?

A. bluish color due to lack of oxygen

B. yellowing of the eyes

C. a episode of coughing

D. a productive cough


Tuberculosis is a reportable disease to the health department because it is:

A. contagious and spread by respiratory droplets

B. diagnosed by symptoms only

C. only seen in Virginia

D. causes a fever


Where is the site of oxygen exchange and elimination of carbon dioxide?

A. bronchus

B. sternum

C. aveoli

D. intercostal space


When auscultating the lungs, you would use a:

A. a spacer

B. peak flow meter

C. stethoscope

D. palpate with your hands


A nebulizer is used to deliver a bronchodilator to

A. dilate the airways

B. constrict the airways

C. listen to the lungs

D. check for adventitious sounds


Status asthmaticus is an asthma attack that is not responsive to:

A. exercise

B. increased fluids

C. proper nutrition

D. treatment


Sputum specimens should be collected

A. at night

B. in the morning

C. when a patient spits

D. anytime




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