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1. Microdrip IV fluid administration sets should generally

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1. Microdrip IV fluid administration sets should generally be chosen for patients weighing
A. 10–20 kg.
B. 5–10 kg.
C. under 20 kg.
D. under 10 kg.

2. It's most effective to administer analgesia _______ the animal feels pain.
A. after
B. during and after
C. during the time
D. before

3. The concentration of anesthetic delivered by an anesthetic machine may be affected by carrier gas flow
rate, back pressure, temperature, barometric pressure, and
A. respiratory rate and depth.
B. exhaled gases.
C. patient weight.
D. circuit type.

4. A patient with a normal _______ places approximately equal weight on all limbs as it walks.
A. activity level
B. gait
C. temperament
D. condition

5. How would the level of consciousness be described in a patient that's depressed and can't be fully
aroused?
A. Comatose
B. Lethargic
C. Obtunded
D. Stuporous

6. Exposure to waste anesthetic gas may be monitored by a/an
A. vacuum line.
B. passive dosimeter.
C. passive scavenging system.
D. activated charcoal cartridge.

7. Dehydration in a patient increases the risk for which of the following anesthetic complications?
A. Hypotension
B. Abnormal organ function
C. Hypoxemia
D. Postoperative bleeding

8. Granules in the carbon dioxide absorber canister must be changed after _______ hours of use.
A. 4–7
B. 2–5
C. 1–4
D. 6–8

9. Which of the following is not a function of the reservoir bag?
A. Confirms proper ET tube placement
B. Serves as a flexible storage reservoir
C. Causes atelectasis
D. Allows the anesthetist to observe the patient's respiration

10. Neonatal and geriatric patients are automatically assessed a minimal physical status classification of
A. P2.
B. P1.
C. P4.
D. P3.

11. The most commonly used synthetic colloid solution in veterinary medicine is
A. hetastarch.
B. dextran.
C. pentastarch.
D. plasma.

12. Which of the following is not an indication of a patient's need for IV fluid administration?
A. Prolonged anesthetic episode
B. Dehydration
C. Hypoproteinemia
D. Hypotension

13. To "bag" or ventilate an animal, the pop-off valve must be
A. unplugged.
B. wide open.
C. closed or nearly closed.
D. partially open.

14. How can emergence delirium be differentiated from pain?
A. It responds to antibiotics.
B. It's typically accompanied by snarling and biting.
C. It's typically accompanied by vocalization.
D. It lasts for a short time and responds to sedation.

15. What is a generally accepted IV crystalloid fluid rate for large and small animals during the first hour of
an anesthetized procedure?
A. 10 mL/lb/hr
B. 10 mL/kg/hr
C. 5 mL/lb/hr
D. 5 mL/kg/hr

16. Analgesia administered during the preanesthetic period is known as
A. operative analgesia.
B. multimodal therapy.
C. preemptive analgesia.
D. nonpharmacologic analgesia.

17. Patients with _______ are at a higher risk for abnormal intraoperative and postoperative bleeding.
A. leukemia
B. thrombocytopenia
C. anemia
D. an elevated white blood cell count

18. What figure is used for calculating the blood volume of a canine patient?
A. 15% of body weight
B. 90 mL/kg
C. 5% of body weight
D. 60 mL/kg

19. Temperature changes will affect what type of vaporizer's output?
A. Isoflurane precision vaporizer
B. Any sevoflurane vaporizer
C. Noncompensated vaporizer
D. Recently manufactured precision vaporizer

20. What endotracheal tube style would be the best option for an avian patient?
A. Spiral tube
B. Cole tube
C. Cuffed Murphy tube
D. Uncuffed Murphy tube
1. D

2. B

3. D

4. B

5. C

6. B

7. B

8. D

9. B

10. A

11. A

12. C

13. C

14. D

15. B

16. C

17. B

18. B

19. C

20. D

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