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Parent Vital Signs Assessment

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1 When light is shined into one eye, the pupil of the other eye should

Stay the same
Do the opposite of the eye you are shining the light in

2 Are this patient's pupils dilated or constricted? FCEMT-Miosis.jpg


3 You respond code 3 for a patient who was struck on the head by a heavy crate while working. During your assessment, you notice that the patient's eyes respond 2-3 seconds after light has been shined in them. Is this finding indicative of a potential problem, or is it a normal finding?

This finding may indicate a problem.
This is a normal finding.

4 Your patient called 911 after experiencing shortness of breath while running. During your assessment you find the following for their pupillary sizes. Both pupils are round and reactive to light. The patient denies falls, head trauma, or headache. Vision is normal. Is this finding indicative of a potential problem, or is it normal? FCEMT-Evident Anisocoria.jpg

This is indicative of a problem
This is a normal finding
This could potentially be a normal finding, but is most likely indicative of a problem based upon this patient's history
This could potentially be indicative of a problem, but is most likely a normal finding based upon this patient's history

5 Your patient has pupils that are 8 mm in bright light. Is this a normal finding?


6 Pinpoint pupils are most often associated with which overdose?


7 This is an example of FCEMT-Mydriasis.jpg


8 PERRL is an acronym used for assessing the pupils. What does it stand for?

Pupils are Even, Regular, and React to light correctly
Pupils are Equal, Round, and React to Light correctly
Pupillary response is Even, with Ryeupnea, Rigor, and Light tolerance
Pupils are Equal, Rectangular, and Reactive to Light

9 An increase in sympathetic nervous system activity will cause

Pupil dilation
Pupil constriction

10 An increase in parasympathetic nervous system activity will cause

Pupil dilation
Pupil constriction

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Created September 8, 2021 by Josh Hantke
Modified March 1, 2023 by Felipe Schenone
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