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What is an EpiPen used for?
Writing medical records
What might cause rapid breathing, a quick heartbeat, and fainting?
Running a marathon
When an EMT intubates someone, what does that mean?
They put the person in a tub of ice to drop body temperature.
They tie the person’s legs down with tubing to prevent the patient from flopping in the ambulance.
They start an IV.
They put a breathing tube down the patient’s throat.
You arrive at the site to find a cognizant patient who is experiencing heat exhaustion on a scorching hot day. What do you need to do to help her?
Make her run in place
Give her a chilled Coca-Cola bottle while she sits cross-legged.
Place her somewhere cool, have her lie down, and have her legs raised.
Pinch her to keep her awake
What is the reason EMTs wear gloves?
They are worn to prevent the patient, who may be a criminal, from leaving further fingerprints.
To guard against contaminated bodily fluids, gloves are worn.
Their hands won’t slip because of the gloves.
Nothing; it’s just a requirement of the outfit.
A mnemonic aid for medical evaluations is the SAMPLE abbreviation. The A stands for what?
His blood should coagulate unless your patient has hemophilia. What is regarded as the tying agent or glue that aids in the conclusion of the clotting process?
What is the main factor in accidents involving ambulances?
Careless ambulance drivers.
Slick road conditions.
What effects does nitroglycerin have on heart attacks?
Slows blood flow
Helps blood flow to the heart
Stops the heart
Helps the heart pump blood to the body
What is the purpose of a gastrostomy tube?
Fixing gastrointestinal blockage
Gastric bypass surgery
Giving the patient the necessary gas
Which of the following might bring on a seizure in a patient?
All of the above
The patient’s family informs you upon your arrival at the emergency scene that they believe their father is experiencing a stroke. What do you NOT typically examine for stroke symptoms?
How do an EMT and a paramedic vary from one another?
EMTs can start younger.
EMTs can also give blood transfusions.
Paramedics have more education and practice.
The human heart has how many chambers?
What does a sphygmomanometer measure?
What are EMTs prohibited from doing?
EMTs cannot respond to fire department calls.
EMTs cannot check vital signs.
EMTs cannot prescribe new medications.
EMTs cannot deliver babies.
What situations require an EMT’s call-out the most frequently?
Falling, breaking bones, or having diabetes issues.
Automobile accidents, births, heart attacks, gun shots, or stab wounds.
To resolve conflicts, locate misplaced items, or transport drunk people home.
broken teeth, vomiting, or suicide attempts.
What symptom is most likely to be present in someone with tachycardia?
An Itchy Rash
A Decelerated Heartbeat
A Rapid Heartbeat
Which of the following should an EMT never do to help the patient if they are having a seizure?
Keep Yourself And Other People Calm
Comfort The Person And Speak Calmly
Hold The Person Down To Control Movements
Ease The Person To The Floor
Which of the following medical devices might be used to give patients who are unable to breathe positive pressure ventilation?
Bag Valve Mask
What condition might a person with yellow sclera have?
Lack of Sleep
Which system includes a group of hormone-producing glands?
When evaluating a trauma patient using DCAP-BTLS, what does the letter B stand for?
What does the body eat when there is not enough insulin to metabolize the available sugars?
Red blood cells
In the triage system, what does a red tag mean?
Those who are beyond treatment
It’s the patient’s preferred color
Those who need immediate treatment
Those who don’t need treatment
Which of the odd calls below was truly answered by EMTs?
With a nail gun, a man unintentionally fastened his foot to the ground.
A man called in to complain that his dinnertime peanut butter & jelly sandwich was missing.
With a chainsaw, a man unintentionally severed three fingers. His dog then devoured them.
All of the above.
What distinguishes the crews of an ambulance and a helicopter?
Most EMTs can drive an ambulance, but a helicopter gets one dedicated pilot.
Ambulance crew must be skilled in self-defense.
Helicopter crew must be able to skydive.
What brand-new, life-saving technology was made available to the medical community in 1948?
The iron lung.
A bariatric chamber.
What is it termed when oxygen molecules are loaded onto hemoglobin molecules in the circulation and are essential to internal respiration?
What were ambulances built before the development of modern medical transportation?
A gurney pulled behind a horse at ground level.
A long wooden wagon carefully pulled by emergency staff.
A stretcher suspended between two horses.
Is the patient needed to be taken to the hospital when EMTs are summoned to an emergency?
Not if they sign a form refusing the care.
Cardiac cases must be transported no matter what.
No, but there will be a $1000 fee for calling on false pretenses if they don’t go.
Yes, all emergency cases must be transported to the hospital.
Which emergency agency has the most EMTs that have received training?
National Park Rangers
EMTs need to have a basic understanding of biology. The carotid arteries supply blood to what?
Head, neck, and face
What is “PNS” frequently used to shorten in medical applications?
Peripheral Nervous System
Parasympathetic Nervous System
Painful New Symptom
Pertinent Neurological Symptom
What aspect of the LOTTAARP pain evaluation do you use when you ask your patient, “Does the pain travel somewhere else?”
Someone sleeping on the chilly pavement in the midst of a 30-degree day is discovered. From what is he losing bodily heat?
What should an EMT assume when they see someone gripping their throat when they arrive on the scene?
The person is having a heart attack
The person is choking
The person is laughing too hard
The person was stabbed
What treatment should EMTs administer to someone who might be having a heart attack?
A diabetic patient, 65 years old, is breathing quickly and profoundly. She was found unconscious by her husband. What condition is your patient most likely experiencing?
Can an ambulance be used to carry an uninsured person?
only if cardiac issues are present during the emergency.
If they can pay a deposit prior to the journey, they may be taken without insurance.
Yes, EMTs are required to treat everyone fairly.
No, a person cannot use this service unless they are insured.
No. They need to pay a deposit amounting to $500.