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Gastric lavage: Quiz


Question 1: Lavage is contraindicated when patients have a compromised, unprotected airway and in patients at risk of gastrointestinal ________ or perforation.
Gastrointestinal bleedingPurpuraBruiseBleeding

Question 2: Other complications include laryngospasm, hypoxia, ________, epistaxis, hyponatremia, hypochloremia, water intoxication, or mechanical injury to the stomach.
Myocardial infarctionAtrial fibrillationBradycardiaTachycardia

Question 3: Such devices are normally used on a person who has ingested a ________ or overdosed on a drug.
Arsenic poisoningLead poisoningPoisonMercury poisoning

Question 4: An alternative for gastric lavage is the oral administration of ________, a form of carbon with a large surface area for binding poisons, preventing absorption by the gastrointestinal tract.
Whole bowel irrigationCarcinogenActivated carbonChelation therapy

Question 5: In children, normal saline is used, as children are more at risk of developing ________ if lavaged with water.
HypokalemiaDehydrationDiabetic ketoacidosisHyponatremia

Question 6: They may also be used before surgery, to clear the contents of the ________ before it is opened.
Colorectal cancerPeritonitisAscending cholangitisHuman gastrointestinal tract

Question 7: Gastric lavage, also commonly called stomach pumping or Gastric irrigation, is the process of cleaning out the contents of the ________.
Small intestineStomachColon (anatomy)Vermiform appendix

Question 8: If the patient is unconscious or cannot protect their airway then the patient should be ________ before performing lavage.
Bag valve maskIntubationCardiopulmonary resuscitationEpinephrine

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