SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES, LESSON 3
A low level of oxygen in the blood.
By administering extra oxygen.
Oxygen tank (cylinder).
Wall outlets (piped-in oxygen).
United States color code is green; the international color is white.
If the valve is broken.
(para 3-5c(1) Caution)
Used to reduce the high pressure in the cylinder to a low pressure that is safe for
the casualty. (para 3-5c(3))
Liters per minute.
It is used to add moisture to the oxygen to prevent drying and irritation of the
patient's mucous membranes. (para 3-5c(4))
By quickly turning the cylinder handwheel (or wrench if a handwheel is not
available) counterclockwise to open it slightly, listening for a loud hiss of escaping
oxygen, and immediately turning it back clockwise to close it. (para 3-5e)
bacterial growth may occur.
oxygen: green; vacuum: yellow.
To prevent damage to the gauge caused by a sudden influx of oxygen under
pressure. (para 3-6f)
Patient may vomit and be unable to remove the mask to prevent aspiration of the
stomach contents. (para 3-4b)
Any four of the following
Rapid and unusually deep breathing.
Extreme anxiety and apprehension.
Numbness of hands, fingers, toes, lips, and tongue.
Healthy pink color to the skin.
Stabbing chest pain.
Flexed position of the hands with thumb curved toward the palms.
Trembling and muscle cramping of the extremities. (para 3-3b(1)(a))