EMT Quiz #1

  1. Which of the following agencies is responsible for developing and updating the National Standards for emergency medical services including EMT
    training program curriculum?
    The U.S. Department of Transportation
  2. What is the minimum level of certification required of ambulance personnel in most areas?
    Emergency Medical Technician
  3. 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
  4. Who assumes the ultimate responsibility for patient care rendered by the EMT?
    Medical Director
  5. Which of the following BEST describes a list of steps the EMT should perform while assessing and managing emergency medical situations?
  6. A written authorization for an EMS provider to perform a particular skill in a specific situation is a(n):
    standing order.
  7. Which of the following is the most common gateway for hospital services for patients who need emergency medical assistance?
    Emergency department
  8. Which of the following is considered a form of off-line medical control?
  9. What BEST defines direction given to the EMT by a physician over the telephone or radio?
    On-line medical direction
  10. The application of oxygen for a patient who is short of breath without having to contact the physician in the emergency department is an example of which of the following?
    Standing orders
  11. What level of emergency medical training allows for insertion of endotracheal tubes, IV access, and cardiac defibrillation, as well as the administration of a variety of medications by various routes?
  12. You respond to a 35-year-old male patient who fell 50 feet from a bluff. Your authority to provide emergency care is an extension of the Medical Director's license to practice medicine. You are acting as a(n)
    _________ of the Medical Director.
    designated agent
  13. The
    EMT is on-scene of a 57-year-old male patient complaining of chest
    pain; the EMT must contact medical direction on the phone to assist with
    the patient's nitroglycerin. Contacting medical control for orders is
    known as which of the following?
    On-line medical direction
  14. Which of the following is NOT considered a form of off-line medical control?
    Telephone orders given by the base physician
  15. Prehospital and emergency in-hospital care together are collectively called the:
    emergency medical services system
  16. Which of the following is NOT in the EMT's scope of practice?
    Reading an EKG
  17. Youare an EMT and respond to a patient who is confused and has a medic alert bracelet that states 'I am a diabetic.'  The slow to respond patients states he did not eat today.  You immediately adminster oral glucose and the patient begins to recover.  You are able to provide carebased on _____________.
    a standing order
  18. Youare dispatched to a scene where a construction worker has been electrocuted.  As you are pulling up in the ambulance, you observe a man lying motionless on the ground.  Several of his co-workers are waving
    you over frantically.  Your first priority in this situation is to ________________.
    ensure that you are not in any danger
  19. Which of the following descriptions BEST defines the term pathogen?
    An organism that causes infection and disease
  20. What is a common term used to describe the items needed for Standard Precautions or body substance isolation precautions?
    Personal protective equipment
  21. During which of these situations would the use of protective gloves be optional?
    Splinting a sprained ankle
  22. What is the EMT's highest priority at the scene of a hazardous materials incident?
    Personal safety
  23. You are treating a patient who has a productive cough and who reports weight loss, loss of appetite, weakness, night sweats, and fever. Which of the following diseases is most likely the cause of these signs and symptoms?
  24. Which of the following statements regarding body mechanics is true?
      Use your legs to lift.
  25. Which of the following moves should be used for a patient who is the victim of a major motor vehicle accident, was entrapped in wreckage which required extrication equipment but has now been freed?
      Urgent move
  26. Which of the following is the primary reason that the EMT must wear protective eye wear when caring for patients?
    To avoid exposure to body fluids
  27. The best protection in reducing exposures and spread of pathogens is to _______________________.
    wash your hands thoroughly even if wearing gloves
  28. What should your first step be when confronted with a possible hazardous-material incident?
    Maintain a safe distance from the scene.
  29. What type of move should the EMT use to move a patient who is in a burning car?
    Emergency move
  30. Which of the following BEST describes an urgent move?
    Moving a patient from a car directly to a long spine board
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EMT Quiz #1
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