CHAPTER 1 EMT

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EMT CARLOS OTERO CLASS (MAY-AUGUST) Quiz on CHAPTER 1 EMT, created by Yan Taco on 05/13/2016.

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Question 1

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Which of the following is an example of care that is provided using standing orders?
Answer
  • Medical control is contacted by the EMT after a patient with chest pain refuses EMS care.
  • The EMT defibrillates a cardiac arrest patient, begins CPR, and then contacts medical control.
  • A physician gives the EMT an order via radio to administer oral glucose to a diabetic patient.
  • Following an overdose, the EMT contacts the medical director for permission to give activated charcoal.

Question 2

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Quality control in an EMS system is the ultimate responsibility of the:
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  • paramedic
  • lead EMT.
  • Medical Director
  • EMS administrator.

Question 3

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Upon arriving at the scene of a domestic dispute, you hear yelling and the sound of breaking glass from inside the residence. You should:
Answer
  • immediately gain access to the patient.
  • carefully enter the house and then call the police.
  • retreat to a safe place until the police arrive.
  • tell the patient to exit the residence so you can provide care.

Question 4

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Which of the following is NOT a component of continuous quality improvement (CQI)?
Answer
  • Periodic review of run reports
  • Discussion of needs for improvement
  • Negative feedback to those who make mistakes while on a call
  • Remedial training as deemed necessary by the medical director

Question 5

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All of the following are responsibilities of the EMS medical director, EXCEPT:
Answer
  • evaluating patient insurance information.
  • serving as liaison with the medical community.
  • ensuring that the appropriate standards are met by EMTs.
  • ensuring appropriate EMT education and continuing training.

Question 6

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Which of the following situations would MOST likely disqualify a person for EMS certification?
Answer
  • A misdemeanor at the age of 17
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Possessing a valid driver’s license from another state
  • A mild hearing impairment that is corrected with hearing aids

Question 7

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Which of the following should be the EMT’s highest priority?
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  • Controlling severe bleeding
  • Maintaining a patient’s airway
  • Ensuring the safety of his or her partner
  • Sizing up every scene prior to entering

Question 8

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A patient who requires cardiac monitoring in the field would require, at a minimum, which level of EMS provider?
Answer
  • EMR
  • EMT
  • Paramedic
  • AEMT

Question 9

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Which of the following is a professional responsibility of the EMT?
Answer
  • Telling the family of a dying patient that everything will be OK
  • Maintaining only the skills that he or she feels uncomfortable with
  • Maintaining a professional demeanor even under the most stressful situations
  • Advising an emergency department nurse that patient reports are only given to a physician

Question 10

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Emergency patient care occurs in progressive phases. What occurs first?
Answer
  • Activation of EMS
  • Initial prehospital care
  • The patient receives definitive care
  • Incident recognition

Question 11

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1: The organization in the United States government that is responsible for establishing the National Standard Curriculum for each EMT level is the:
Answer
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Department of Homeland Security.
  • Department of Defense.

Question 12

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Why is the year 1966 usually referred to as the beginning of the modern era of EMS?
Answer
  • It was the year the first EMT textbook was published.
  • It was the year the term "paramedic" was first used.
  • The report Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society was published.
  • The first "van ambulance" was manufactured.

Question 13

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EMS providers who have training in specific aspects of advanced life support (ALS), such as intravenous (IV) therapy and the administration of certain emergency medications, are called:
Answer
  • Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs).
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
  • Advanced EMTs (AEMTs).
  • Paramedics.

Question 14

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The Emergency Medical Dispatch System was developed to:
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  • provide an exact location of the caller using GPS.
  • see what is going on at the scene.
  • allow dispatchers to provide instructions to the caller until EMS arrives.
  • all of the above

Question 15

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The type of medical control where a physician may either confirm or modify a proposed treatment plan over the radio or telephone is referred to as:
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  • offline or indirect medical control.
  • retrospective medical control.
  • online or direct medical control.
  • implied medical control.

Question 16

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A Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) system is designed to:
Answer
  • identify medical mistakes and punish those who commit them.
  • identify new trends in medical care and implement them.
  • identify EMS providers who have to recertify.
  • identify areas of improvement and appropriate education to help fix them.

Question 17

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The roles and responsibilities of the EMT do not include:
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  • placing yourself or your partner at risk to save a patient's life.
  • providing essential immediate intervention.
  • advising the patient of any procedures you will perform.
  • documenting all findings and care on the patient care report.

Question 18

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The party responsible for ensuring that an EMT maintains his or her ability to provide high-quality EMS care and updates his or her knowledge of EMS care is the:
Answer
  • state regulatory authority.
  • EMT.
  • medical director.
  • EMS agency chief.

Question 19

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What federal document provides overarching guidelines as to what skills each level of EMS provider should be able to accomplish?
Answer
  • National EMS Education Standards
  • Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured
  • EMS Agenda for the Future
  • National EMS Scope of Practice Model

Question 20

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The two primary types of EMS services that transport patients within the United States are:
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  • private organizations and fire departments.
  • fire departments and city or county personnel.
  • public safety and law enforcement.
  • hospitals and private organizations.

Question 21

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In order the maintain licensure, EMTs are required to maintain a certain number of hours of:
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  • didactic instruction.
  • psychomotor instruction.
  • continuing education.
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.
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