Do You Have The Mind Of A Doctor?

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Doctors are miracle workers! They work impossibly long hours in labs, operating rooms, and general practices, taking care of us when we get sick, and reassuring us when we aren't. It takes years and years of study to take on this stressful job. And it's something that never really gets easier. Do you have the emotional and scientific know-how that it takes to become one?

Can you read a patient's vital signs? Sue and Bob come into the ER, who do you treat first? Remind us, what's DNA again? Find out if you have the mind of a doctor by taking this quiz!

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1. Going back to basics, DNA:

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  1. Contains the secret cure for cancer
  2. Contains the genetic code of living organisms
DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and many other eukaryotic organisms. The molecule is composed of two chains coiling around each other to form a double helix.
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2. Give your patient CPR when:

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  1. They have uncontrollable hiccups
  2. Their heart stops beating
The acronym CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is an emergency lifesaving technique that is performed when the heart stops beating. Beginning this procedure can double to triple the chances of survival after cardiac arrest.
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3. To calculate your Body Mass Index, you need:

  1. Weight and height measurements
  2. Weight and heart beats per minute
Why do doctors weigh you? They do so to calculate your Body Mass Index. What is it? Your BMI is your body mass divided by the square of the body height.
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4. Should you be worried that Rob has minor "abrasions"?

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  1. Yes, they're seriously life-threatening
  2. No, they're basically scratches
A minor abrasion is no big deal. Another word for a minor abrasion? A scrape.
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5. Ultrasounds use sound waves to show us this...

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  1. Bone density
  2. Images of inside the body
An ultrasound is a type of imaging that uses high-frequency sound waves to look at various organ structures, specifically soft tissue, in the body.
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6. You're checking for vital signs. Which of these is one?

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  1. Sneezes per minute
  2. Blood pressure
There are four primary vital signs: body temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate.
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7. The human heart has two atria and two ventricles, making for a total of...

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  1. 4 chambers
  2. 7 chambers
The heart has four chambers: two atria and two ventricles, each of which can be found on the left and right sides of the heart. Their pumping action is the main driving force of the circulatory system.
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8. It would be difficult to do THIS without a pancreas:

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  1. Digest your pizza
  2. Enunciate properly
The pancreas is an organ in the abdomen which has many functions. It helps to regulate the body’s blood sugar by releasing insulin and glucagon and helps with digestion by releasing digestive juices.
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9. Jeff's cancer has metastasized. It has...

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  1. Spread to another part of his body
  2. Disappeared
To metastasize is to spread to other parts of the body. It is usually used to describe cancer cells or tumors. The cells that metastasize can form secondary tumors.
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10. Always yell "CLEAR!" before using this shocking device...

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  1. Defibrillators
  2. Tongs
Defibrillators pass electric currents through a patient's body. Yelling "CLEAR" warns other people to get their hands off, lest they be shocked too.
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11. Tamera has amnesia, she can't...

  1. Eat
  2. Remember
Amnesia -- the inability to remember certain parts of your past -- can be brought on by several things, including injuries and past trauma.
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12. Which term describes low blood pressure?

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  1. Absorption
  2. Hypotension
Hypotension is the medical term for low blood pressure. The exact cause is not always clear and the condition associated with several other conditions, including pregnancy, heart failure, and prescription medication.
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13. Dr. Smith is listening for Freddy's:

  1. Heart beat
  2. Cellular composition
The stethoscope is a device used for listening to the internal sounds of humans and animals. It isn't accurate to the cellular level, however.
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14. Master the ABCDE method for emergency situations. What does "ABC" stand for?

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  1. Airway, Breathing, Circulation
  2. Always Bring Cookies
It's a way to identify life-threatening problems and diagnose them. ABC stands for Airway, Breathing, Circulation. If you want to go further, “ABCDE” stands for Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, and Exposure.
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15. Use a tongue depressor to examine a Frida's mouth and...

  1. Throat
  2. Ears
Tongue depressors hold the tongue down so that doctors can a better look at the mouth and throat.
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16. These EMTs are treating a:

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  1. Specimen
  2. Patient
Doctors and other medical professionals stay away from calling someone by their first name. Instead they use the word "patient". Patient commons from a Latin word that means 'one who suffers'.
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17. Humans are vertebrates because they have:

  1. A spine
  2. A mouth
A vertebrate is an animal that possesses a backbone, or spinal columns. Vertebrates include mammals (humans), birds, and reptiles.
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18. In the spring, doctors are particularly likely to treat patients with:

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  1. Sinus headaches
  2. Back pain
The sinuses are cavities within the bones of the face and skull, which serve many functions. They help decrease the weight of the skull, and they produce a type of mucus which moisturizes the inside of the nose.
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19. When checking Laruen's pupil to see if it responds to light, you are measuring:

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  1. Reactivity
  2. Eye color
Testing the pupils’ reactivity to light can provide important diagnostic information about a patient’s intracranial pressure.
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20. Alexis has a viral infection. Her white blood cell count is:

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  1. Low, they need to chill out
  2. High! They're trying to fight off the infection
White blood cells are basically the body's soldiers. They go to war when a disease or foreign invaders arrive in the body.
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21. If you're a cardiologist, you worry about:

  1. A patient's irregular heartbeat
  2. A patient's under-developed bicep
The prefix cardio means pertaining to the heart. Therefore, a cardiologist is a doctor of the heart.
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22. You want to measure Mr. Davies' exact temperature. Put the thermometer:

  1. On his neck
  2. In his mouth
A thermometer can be placed in a number of different spots, including the mouth, under the arm and in one's bottom.
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23. Doctors work hand in hand with these medical professionals, who deliver patients to the hospital:

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  1. UPS drivers
  2. EMTs
An Emergency Medical Technician is an emergency responder trained to provide medical care to ill or injured people in emergency situations. In training hours, they're one step below paramedics.
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24. Chronic diseases are ones that last for...

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  1. A day or two
  2. More than three months
According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, a chronic disease is one that lasts for 3 or more months and can get worse over time. Generally, they cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured using medication.
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25. Fred is worried he is suffering from “apnea":

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  1. A sleep disorder
  2. Dry skin
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that is categorized by a person’s breathing being interrupted during sleep. When this happens, the brain and many of the organs may not be getting enough oxygen.
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26. You have to "administer" medication to a Pamala. That means you:

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  1. Hide it from her
  2. Give it to her
To administer something is to dispense or apply (something). If a medication is administered to a patient, it is given to them.
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27. Sherry has a bruise on her "patella":

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  1. Her head
  2. Her kneecap
You might know the patella better as your knee cap! What do you have in common with an ostrich? Turns out, ostriches are the only other animals with double-kneecaps.
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28. In the Emergency Room, who would you treat first?

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  1. A patient that is pain due to a dog bite
  2. A patient who is unconscious
An unconscious patient is potentially more life-threatening than a dog bite! Always attend life-threatening situations first.
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29. To check a patient's pulse:

  1. Put two fingers on their wrist
  2. Pat their back
The pulse can be checked by the neck, the wrist, behind the knee, near the groin, on the foot and in other lesser known spots.
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30. Carly has hepatitis. Which organ is most likely inflamed?

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  1. Her brain
  2. Her liver
Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver. It can be caused by both infectious (viral) noninfectious (medication) agents.
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31. You need a biopsy from a patient, but they don't know what it is. How do you describe it?

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  1. It's a tissue sample taken from the body to examine it
  2. It's a collection of nerve endings
A biopsy is the removal of tissue from the body to be examined more closely. Biopsies are usually recommended in areas of the body which show signs of abnormality.
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32. Your patient has a skin problem and you send them to a:

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  1. Dermatologist
  2. Veterinarian
The word derm is Greek and means skin or hide. So a dermatologist is a skin doctor.
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33. You order a urine test for your patient. What will it tell you?

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  1. How much apple juice the patient has consumed
  2. Which chemicals are in the patient's urine
A urinalysis is used to detect infections and diseases, especially as pertain to the kidneys.
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34. When the body's tissues aren't getting enough oxygen, that's:

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  1. Hypoxia
  2. Apnea
When your body doesn't have enough oxygen, you could get hypoxemia or hypoxia. What's the risk of this? Damage to your brain and liver.
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35. Penicillin was discovered by which 20th century scientist?

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  1. Alexander Fleming
  2. Clint Eastwood
The antibiotic penicillin was discovered in 1928 by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming. His accidental discovery saved the lives of millions around the world. Flemming received a Nobel Prize in Physiology/ Medicine for the discovery almost 20 years later.
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36. To remove an appenix, what procedure should you perform?

  1. C-section
  2. Appendectomy
The suffix -ectomy refers to the surgical removal of a specific part of the body. For example, a tonsillectomy is the removal of the tonsils.
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37. When you're talking about a "nasal cavity", you mean the:

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  1. Nose
  2. Knee
The word "nasal" is used when talking about the nose. When someone's voice is described as "nasal", it sounds like they are talking through their nose.
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38. When wrapping a patient's wounds, use this cotton material...

  1. Gauze
  2. Chiffon
Gauze used to be made of silk and was even used to create clothing. Now, it's made out of cotton and is used for dressing wounds.
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39. A patient has signed a DNR:

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  1. Digital Noise Reduction Order
  2. Do Not Resuscitate Order
A do-not-resuscitate order (DNR) means that if a patient's heart stops beating, you should not work to bring them back to life.
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40. If a patient wakes up during surgery:

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  1. The surgery will fail
  2. They may develop PTSD
About 1 in 1,000 patients wake up during surgery! If they do so, they're liable to develop a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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41. You need to call a podiatrist for Candice. Why?

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  1. Because she has problems with her circulatory system
  2. Because she has a foot fungus
Podiatrists treat everything related to feet, including skin problems, calluses and corns, nail disorders, foot injuries, and foot infections.
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42. Sam is reporting pain around the tibia area. Examine:

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  1. His upper leg
  2. His neck
The tibia is a large bone which is located in the lower leg. It is sometimes called the shinbone, and it is also the second-largest bone in the human body.
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43. Corey has no pigment in his skin, hair, or eyes. He is an...

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  1. Avenger
  2. Albino
Albinism is a group of genetic disorders that result in little to no color of the skin, hair, and eyes. It is due to reduced amounts of melanin pigment in these areas.
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44. Before checking out your patient, look at their...

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  1. Health chart
  2. Sleep record
Health sheets or charts are incredibly important. They'll tell you a patient's medical history, the procedures they've already had, what they're allergic to and more.
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45. The tongue can taste salty, bitter, umami, sour and this other flavor...

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  1. Sweet
  2. Sweaty
The average tongue is about 3 inches long. It can detect a total of five flavors.
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46. Arthritis affects this part of the body:

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  1. Joints
  2. Hair
Some of the most common symptoms of arthritis include pain and stiffness of the joints. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
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47. Your patient is having problems breathing. They probably have issues with their:

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  1. Respiratory system
  2. Reproductive system
Everything breathing-related is associated with the respiratory system. The lungs, nose, trachea and bronchi are all part of this system.
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48. You play loud music, but your patient still doesn't wake up:

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  1. They're just a deep sleeper
  2. They might be unconscious
An unconscious person is not only NOT awake, they are also typically unresponsive to touch or loud noises. If you can't wake someone up by playing loud music, that's a sign there might be somehting wrong.
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49. This helps you get a better look at what's going on...

  1. Examination light
  2. Binoculars
Performing surgeries would be pretty tough without examination lights. They're usually placed over the tops of the surgeon's heads.
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50. Which of the following diseases has been "eradicated"?

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  1. Smallpox
  2. Common cold
In 1980, smallpox was officially eradicated, which refers to the total and permanent elimination of the disease to zero cases worldwide.
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51. Identify the aorta artery:

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  1. A
  2. C
The aorta is your body's largest artery! It's like a speedway for your bloodstream. Take care of it. It gives your head oxygen.
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52. When you suspect a patient has TB:

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  1. Call their father
  2. Run a PPD test
Tuberculosis (TB) claimed the lives of 1.5 million people in 2018. A purified protein derivative (PPD) skin test will determine if you have it or not!
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53. You are a "designated agent". That means:

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  1. You can give medications
  2. You liaise with the FBI
Well done! As a designated agent, you can give medications and provide emergency care.
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54. During fertilization, the egg is joined by the...

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  1. Sperm
  2. Embryo
Fertilization happens when the egg and sperm (known as gametes) join together to form a single cell. This starts the process of pregnancy.
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55. To "dilate" means:

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  1. To go to sleep
  2. To get larger
When do your pupils dilate? They dilate naturally according to the amount of light surrounding you. The darker it is, the bigger they are.
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56. EMTs must always wear:

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  1. Swim gear
  2. Gloves
No, you can't go to work in a swimsuit. An EMT's protective gear often includes gloves, helmets, protective glasses, and earplugs.
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57. What is the largest bone in the human body?

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  1. Scapula
  2. Femur
The femur, or the thigh bone, is also the largest, longest, and strongest bone in the body. It is connected to the hip and the knee.
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58. People with diabetes are unable to produce... /
  1. Insulin
  2. Paracetamol
Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas that allows our body to process glucose from the food we eat. It turns that glucose into energy to fuel our bodies.
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59. Sarah has a toe fungus, will antibiotics help her?

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  1. No, fungi are NOT bacteria
  2. Yes, fungi are bacterial
Antibiotics are medications used to destroy or slow the growth of bacteria. They cannot be used to treat viral or fungal infections. Antivirals and antifungals are used to treat those pathogens.
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60. Identify the "clavicle":

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  1. A
  2. C
You couldn't wear a necklace without one! Also known as the collarbone, your clavicle is between your breast and your shoulder blade.
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