Emergency Management And Disaster Planning

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Question 1
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Which of the following statements is true in relation to a disaster, whether natural or man-made?

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A

Negatively affects society

B

Requires a rapid and skilled response to action

C

Is managed by a community's existing resources

D

Requires urgent intervention to avoid worsening of the situation

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Question 2
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Which of the following types of disaster management approaches would be used when dealing with a hurricane in southern Alberta?

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A

All hazards

B

Unique hazard

C

Agent specific

D

Caused event

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Question 3
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Multiple Choice

The Canadian Red Cross advises individuals to be self-sufficient in case of an emergency and this includes being able to provide for one's needs for approximately how many hours?

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A

12 hours

B

24 hours

C

48 hours

D

72 hours

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Question 4
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Multiple Choice

Anurse is conducting emergency preparedness education in the community. Which of the following amounts of drinking water should the nurse indicate to the group is required for a family of 4?

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A

8 L

B

12 L

C

24 L

D

32 L

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Question 5
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Which of the following levels/agencies is accountability for emergency planning and response in Canada?

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A

Municipal government

B

Provincial government

C

Federal government

D

Health Canada

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Question 6
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Anurse is developing policy related to emergency management and basis the set-up of the hospital incident command policy on the knowledge that the primary function of the incident command centre is which of the following functions?

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A
Complete a register with the names of all individuals involved.
B
Provide information to keep the media informed of the event.
C
Provide a central point for decision making.
D
Organize the efforts of all of the first responders to avoid duplication.
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Question 7
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Which of the following government agencies is responsible for providing safe drinking water and supportive medical services during a national disaster?

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A
Health Canada
B
Public Safety Canada
C
Department of National Defence
D
Canadian Red Cross
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Question 8
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The nurse is developing guidelines for emergency management. Which of the following steps is the critical first step in emergency management?

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A
Response
B
Recovery
C
Mitigation
D
Preparedness
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Question 9
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The nurse is teaching student nurses about different types of disasters and refers to a mass casualty incident. The nurse educator should indicate that this type of disaster is referred to as which of the following descriptions?

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A
Internal
B
Peripheral
C
External
D
Combined internal and external
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Question 10
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When planning the response to the potential use of smallpox as an agent of terrorism, the emergency department (ED) nurse-manager will plan to obtain sufficient quantities of which of the following supplies?

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A
Blood
B
Vaccine
C
Atropine
D
Antibiotics
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Question 11
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A client arrives in the emergency department after exposure to radioactive dust. Which of the following actions should the nurse take first?

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A
Place the client in a shower.
B
Obtain the client's vital signs.
C
Determine the type of radioactive agent.
D
Obtain a baseline complete blood count.
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Question 12
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Following an earthquake, clients are triaged by emergency medical personnel and are transported to the hospital. Which of the following clients should the nurse assess first?

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A
A client with a red tag
B
A client with a blue tag
C
A client with a yellow tag
D
A client with a green tag
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Question 13
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A health care team is testing its acute care centre emergency plan. This test occurs during which of the following phases of emergency management?

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A
Response
B
Recovery
C
Mitigation
D
Preparedness
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Question 14
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The incident management system (IMS) used in Canada is based upon the incident command system that was developed as a result of which of the following disasters?

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A
The tsunami off the coast of Tahiti
B
Wildfires in California
C
Floods in Saskatchewan
D
Drought in Alberta
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Question 15
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The nurse is triaging a client who arrives in the emergency department experiencing shock. Using the START system, which of the following colours should the nurse assign to this client?

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A
Red
B
Black
C
Green
D
Yellow
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Question 16
Multiple Choice

The nurse in the emergency department is involved in triaging clients during a mass casualty incident. During this situation, which of the following is the triage time frame?

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A
15 seconds
B
30 seconds
C
1 minute
D
2 minutes
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Question 17
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The nurse is triaging a client with an open fracture who arrives at the emergency department as one of several clients from a mass casualty incident. Using the START system, which of the following colours should the nurse use to code this client?

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A
Green
B
Yellow
C
Red
D
Black
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Question 18
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Which of the following routes is the least lethal route for the spread of anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)?

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A
Inhalation
B
Ingestion
C
Cutaneous
D
Injection
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Question 19
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The nurse is assessing a client in the emergency department and identifies the following: hemoptysis, cough, temperature of 41°C (105.8°F), headache, and lymph node enlargement. Based upon these findings, which of the following diagnosis should the nurse suspect?

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A
Botulism
B
Plague
C
Tularemia
D
Severe acute respiratory syndrome
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Question 20
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Which of the following terms is used to describe a communicable disease that occurs among a cluster of individuals?

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A
Epidemic
B
Outbreak
C
Pandemic
D
Mitigation
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