Upon arrival at the hospital, the EMT advises hospital personnel of the patient's condition, observations from the scene, treatment rendered, and other pertinent data to assure continuity of care. This process is known as which of the following?
Transfer of care
Beach of duty
End of tour
Who assumes the ultimate responsibility for patient care rendered by the EMT?
Director of quality assurance
A written authorization for an EMS provider to perform a particular skill in a specific situation is a (n):
standing written order
direct medical order
standard of care
What best defines direction given to the EMT by a physician over the telephone or radio?
on-line medical direction
verbal medical direction
virtual medical direction
off-line medical direction
The first set of vital sign measurements obtained are often referred to as which of the following?
baseline vital signs
normal vital signs
standard vital signs
none of the above
A (n) _____________ set of vital signs is important for critical decision making for the EMT.
When the heart contracts and forces blood into the arteries, the pressure created is known as the:
systolic blood pressure
diastolic blood pressure
central venous pressure
How oftern should a patient's vital signs be reassessed during transport to the hospital after he has had his pulse restored with CPR and the use of an AED?
Every 5 minutes
Every 2 minutes
Every 15 minutes
Every 10 minutes
You respond to a high shcool football field on a hot, humid day to find a 16 year old male complaining of dizziness and weakness after playing football for an hour. Which of the following would you expect his vital signs to be?
Rapid pulse, low blood pressure, and sweaty skin
Slow pulse, low blood pressure, and cool, dry skin
Rapid pulse, high blood pressure, and hot, dry skin
Normal pulse, blood pressure and skin
While evaluating your patient with respiratory distress, you hear a high-pitched whistle when they breath in. Which of the following best describes what you are hearing?
Inspiratory stridor from a possible blocked or narrowed upper airway
Inspiratory wheezing through narrowed bronchials in the lungs
Expiratory wheezing through narrowed bronchials in the lungs
Expiratory stridor from a possible blocked or narrowed upper airway
You should stop compressions with the Lucas device when administering a shock.
Which of the following revers to the set of reulations that defines the legal actions expected and limitations placed on the EMT?
scope of practice
legal standards of practice
protocols and standing orders
Your patient is a 40 yr old known diabetic who was found unconscious at work by a coworker. What type of consent allows you to treat this patient?
Consent for mentally incompetent adults
Consent for treatment of minor emergencies
Which of the following is NOT required to prove a claim of negligence against an EMT?
The patient was in fear of bodily harm at the time of the incident
The EMT failed to act accoring to the standard of care
The patient suffered harm as a result of what the EMT did or did not do
The EMT has a duty to act
When is it legal to share info about treatment you provided?