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Question 11#Print Question

The first step in treating a 70-kg patient with a platelet count of 12,000 due to heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is:

a. Anticoagulation
b. Transfusion of four units of platelets
c. Transfusion of eight units of platelets
d. Transfusion of 12 units of platelets


Question 12#Print Question

VAP in ventilated ICU patients reaches a 70% probability at:

a. 5 days
b. 15 days
c. 30 days
d. 45 days


Question 13#Print Question

Which of the following is the only thing that has been shown to decrease wound infections in surgical patients with contaminated wounds?

a. Use of iodophor-impregnated polyvinyl drapes
b. Saline irrigation of the peritoneum and wound
c. Antibiotic irrigation of the peritoneum and wound
d. 24 hours of appropriate antibiotics postoperatively (in addition to preoperative dose)


Question 14#Print Question

Tracheostomy may decrease the incidence of VAP, overall length of ventilator time, and the number of iCU patient days when performed:

a. Before the fifth day of ventilator support
b. Before the 10th day of ventilator support
c. Before the 15th day of ventilator support
d. Before the 20th day of ventilator support


Question 15#Print Question

Which of the following is a dominant cytokine in the pathogenesis of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)?

a. Interleukin-2 (IL-2)
b. IL-5
c. IL-6
d. IL-7




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