Tracheostomy Ventilator Test

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INSTRUCTIONS:  Before completing the Tracheostomy Ventilator Test  you must read the Tracheostomy Ventilator Test Resource Booklet.
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1. A thorough pediatric respiratory assessment includes:
2. Which is the most likely indication for a tracheostomy?
3. The correct procedure for tracheostomy suctioning includes:
4. The correct steps for changing a tracheostomy tube include:
5. What is the FIRST action(s) you should take if your patient is dusky in color and you believe that the patient’s tracheostomy tube is plugged or occluded?
6. Your patient’s O2 saturation is falling. You have checked the patient and the child does appear to be in respiratory distress. What is the first step that you should take?
7. Which statement is true regarding CPR of a tracheostomy patient?
8. What is the definition of Coritcosteriods?
9. What is the definition of Bronchodialtors?
10. What is the definition of Mucolytics?
11. What is the definition of Mast Cell Inhibitors?
12. What is the definition of Antibiotics?
13. The correct sequence for administering inhaled medications is:
14. In SIMV mode the ventilator can sometimes deliver less breaths than what is preset on the control panel if the patient takes some breaths of his own?
15. Whenever a ventilator alarm sounds the first step you should take is:
16. Possible causes of a high pressure ventilator alarm include:
17. The following is true of the minute volume alarm:
18. Because emergency skills may be the least practiced, it is especially important that they are reviewed periodically.