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1. You are attending to survivors after abandoning ship. Several of the personnel have a slow pulse and slow breathing rates. Which of the following is the most probable cause of these conditions?

 
 

2. You have abandoned ship are in a liferaft with several other members of the crew. One person in the life raft is exhibiting symptoms of hypothermia. Which of the following could you do to aid the victim?

 
 

3. You are administering chest compressions during CPR. Where on the victim's body should the pressure be applied?

 
 

4. What should you do in order to initiate CPR on a drowning victim?

 
 

5. After pinching a victim's nostrils, how can a rescuer best provide an airtight seal during mouth to mouth ventilation?

 
 

6. What can you do if a person gets something in his or her eye and you see that it is not embedded?

 
 

7. What does first aid mean?

 
 

8. What should you avoid when administering first aid?

 
 

9. When giving first aid, in addition to conducting primary and secondary surveys, what should you be familiar with?

 
 

10. What should you look for evidence of if a victim is unconscious?

 
 

11. Unless there is danger of further injury, a person with a compound fracture should not be moved until bleeding is controlled and what action is taken?

 
 

12. Which statement describes a compound fracture?

 
 

13. How should you FIRST treat a simple fracture?

 
 

14. What is the principle treatment of sunstroke?

 
 

15. How should you treat a person suffering from heat exhaustion?

 
 

16. When providing first aid to a victim of gas poisoning, what is the MOST important symptom to check for?

 
 

17. A seaman has a small, gaping laceration of the arm that is not bleeding excessively. What can be done as an alternative to suturing to close the wound?

 
 

18. What should be given to a diabetic who suffers an insulin reaction and is conscious?

 
 

19. What is the major cause of shock in burn victims?

 
 

20. After an accident the victim may go into shock and die. What should be done to help prevent shock?

 
 

21. What is an effective method for moving patients with spinal injuries onto a spine board?

 
 

22. What is the primary concern in aiding a back injury patient?

 
 

23. What is the immediate and most effective first aid treatment for chemical burns?

 
 

24. What is the basic emergency care for third degree electrical burns?

 
 

25. What should be the FIRST treatment of a person suspected of having airway burns?

 
 

26. A man has a burn on his arm. There is reddening of the skin, blistering, and swelling. Using standard medical terminology what type of burn is this?

 
 

27. When treating a chemical burn, what is the minimum amount of time you should flood the burned area?

 
 

28. What should you do if a crewman suffers a second-degree burn on the arm?

 
 

29. Which of the following medical conditions has symptoms of: burning pain with redness of the skin, an irritating rash, blistering or loss of skin and or toxic poisoning?

 
 

30. What action should you take if a shipmate chokes suddenly, cannot speak, and starts to turn blue?

 
 

31. A survivor has been pulled from the water off the coast of Greenland. The patient is in a state of confusion and has ceased shivering. Which of the following best describes the patient's condition?

 
 

32. The rescuer can best provide an airtight seal during mouth-to-mouth resuscitation by pinching the victim's nostrils and __________.

 
 

33. What is the FIRST thing the rescuer must do if the patient vomits during mouth-to mouth resuscitation?

 
 

34. What should you do before CPR is started?

 
 

35. What is MOST important when administering artificial respiration?

 
 

36. A person who gets battery acid in an eye should IMMEDIATELY wash the eye with what liquid?

 
 

37. What is the most useful drug to reduce mild fever?

 
 

38. What are the symptoms of sea sickness?

 
 

39. What is the primary use of antiseptics?

 
 

40. In reviving a person who has been overcome by gas fumes, what would you AVOID doing?

 
 

41. What is it called when you sort accident victims according to the severity of their injuries?

 
 

42. Where there are multiple accident victims, which condition should be the first to receive emergency treatment?

 
 

43. What is a convenient and effective system of examining the body of an injury victim?

 
 

44. What is the primary purpose of a splint applied in first aid?

 
 

45. What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion?

 
 

46. What causes heat exhaustion?

 
 

47. What are the symptoms of sun stroke?

 
 

48. If a crew member is exposed to phenol by way of skin or eye contact, you should IMMEDIATELY __________.

 
 

49. A person has suffered a laceration of the arm. Severe bleeding has been controlled by using a sterile dressing and direct pressure. What should you do next?

 
 

50. What is the primary action when a patient is suspected of having appendicitis?

 
 

51. What are the symptoms of sugar diabetes?

 
 

52. What should you do if a crew member is having an epileptic convulsion?

 
 

53. How should the pain be relieved when a patient is suspected of having appendicitis?

 
 

54. Why are persons who have swallowed a non-petroleum based poison given large quantities of warm soapy water or warm salt water?

 
 

55. What is the best treatment for preventing traumatic shock after an accident?

 
 

56. Which is a symptom of traumatic shock?

 
 
 
 

57. What is the procedure for checking for spinal cord damage in an unconscious patient?

 
 

58. If a rescuer finds an electrical burn victim in the vicinity of live electrical equipment or wiring, what would be the first action to take?

 
 

59. How should a minor heat burn of the eye be treated?

 
 

60. A victim has suffered a second-degree burn to a small area of the lower arm. What is the proper treatment for this injury?

 
 

61. A man has suffered a burn on the arm. There is a reddening of the skin but no other apparent damage. Using standard MEDICAL terminology, what type of burn is this?

 
 

62. How are First-, second-, and third-degree burns classified?

 
 

63. What is the most effective treatment for warming a crew member suffering from hypothermia?

 
 

64. Which of the following is a treatment of frostbite?

 
 

65. A person is exhibiting signs of hypothermia and starts to shiver, what does this indicate?

 
 

66. Your vessel is taking on water and the order has been given to abandon ship. Which of the following is an effective method of combating hypothermia if you must enter the water?

 
 
 
 

67. How deeply should the sternum be depressed when applying chest compressions on an adult victim during CPR?

 
 

68. You are attempting to administer CPR to a victim. When you blow into his mouth it is apparent that no air is getting into the lungs. What should you do?

 
 

69. What should a person do after being revived by artificial respiration?

 
 

70. While carrying out artificial respiration how should rescuers be changed out?

 
 

71. What is the MOST important element in administering CPR?

 
 

72. What action must be taken if a shipmate suffers a heart attack and stops breathing?

 
 

73. Which situation may require you to administer artificial respiration?

 
 
 
 

74. Seasickness is caused by rolling or rocking motions which affect fluids in what body part?

 
 

75. Which statement is CORRECT with respect to inserting an airway tube?

 
 

76. What is the proper stimulant for an unconscious person?

 
 

77. What is normal mouth temperature?

 
 

78. Where there are multiple accident victims, which type of injury should be the first to receive emergency treatment?

 
 

79. What must the rescuer be able to do in managing a situation involving multiple injuries?

 
 

80. What can be determined about an injury from examining the condition of a victim's pupils?

 
 

81. Medical treatment aboard a vessel should not go beyond examination and emergency care without first consulting __________.

 
 

82. What are the symptoms of heat stroke?

 
 

83. When providing first aid to a victim of gas poisoning, the MOST important symptom to check for is __________.

 
 

84. In any major injury, first aid includes the treatment for the injury and what secondary condition?

 
 

85. A patient in shock should NOT be placed in which position?

 
 

86. What are the symptoms of a fractured back?

 
 

87. What is of importance when a patient has an electrical burn?

 
 

88. If a person is unconscious from electric shock, the first action is to remove him from the electrical source. What is the secondary action?

 
 

89. For small, first-degree burns, what is the quickest method to relieve pain?

 
 

90. Since electrical burn victims may be in shock, what is the FIRST medical indicator to check for?

 
 

91. Chemical burns are caused by the skin coming in contact with what substance(s)?

 
 

92. What is the FIRST treatment for a surface burn?

 
 

93. What should a observer do if a victim is coughing and wheezing from a partial obstruction of the airway?

 
 

94. Which of the following is a symptom of mild hypothermia?

 
 


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