Quiz on Heart Attack
What you need to know about hear attacks as a CNA? This is a sample quiz on the topic ‘Heart attack’
Heart Attack Quiz
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You have a male patient he is complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. You immediately call 911 and request assistance. What would be a good treatment for this patient?
If the patient takes nitroglycerine, you may assist him in taking his medications
If the patient has orders for oxygen you may administer it. Contact your RN to see if it is appropriate to increase oxygen in this emergent situation.
Keep the patient calm and relaxed, making sure to minimize any type of exercising
If the patient takes Aspirin, you may assist the patient in taking his medication
All of the above would be good treatments for a heart attack
What is not a common sign or symptom for a heart attack?
Pain upon palpation of the chest
Shortness of breath
Shortness of Breath
All of the above
Why is oxygen important for a patient having a heart attack?
100% Oxygen will help break up any blockages in the arteries
100% Oxygen will help to increase oxygen availability in the blood, and hopefully increase oxygenation of tissues
100% Oxygen helps to decrease the patients blood pressure
None of the above are true
What is the first thing we should do if we suspect that our patient is having a heart attack?
Grab him or her a glass of water
Get his or her Nitroglycerine
Immediately give him or her oxygen
Call 911 or get help
A patient of yours is having shortness of breath and chest pain. You call 911 immediately. As you are hanging up the phone your patient goes unconscious. What should you do?
Check to see if he is breathing
Begin CPR if he is not breathing and has no pulse
Check to see if he still has a pulse
A & B are correct
All of the above are correct
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