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Wildfire Smoke and Your Patients' Health

Compilation of Knowledge Check Questions for Wildfire Smoke Course

  1. Wildfire smoke is comprised of a mixture of pollutants. Which of the following pollutants is the main component of wildfire smoke?
  2. Which size particles from wildfire smoke are of greatest health concern?
  3. Fine particles are generated by a variety of sources including vehicle emissions, wildfires, and industrial processes. Of the sources that produce particle pollution, scientific evidence indicates that fine particles from wildfires are the most toxic. (True or False)
  4. Health effects attributed to wildfire smoke exposure include respiratory symptoms, respiratory effects, cardiovascular effects and increased risk of premature death. (True or False)
  5. Which of the following populations and lifestages are at greater risk of experiencing health effects due to exposure to wildfire smoke?
  6. Some populations and lifestages are at greater risk of a health effect due to wildfire smoke exposure because of:
  7. Healthy people are not affected by wildfire smoke exposure. (True or False)
  8. Smoke concentrations stay relatively constant during a wildfire. (True or False)
  9. Why is it important to educate patients about wildfire smoke in wildfire prone areas?
  10. Relationships between health care team members (e.g., doctors, nurses, asthma educators) should be in place prior to a wildfire event. (True or False)
  11. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is divided into six categories, with different colors, that represent different levels of health concern. (True or False)
  12. What are reasons to check the Air Quality Index (AQI)?
  13. Which of these is not a factor that determines the inhaled dose of air pollution?
  14. What are ways that patients can prepare for fire season?
  15. Which of the following are ways to reduce smoke exposure indoors during a wildfire?