2013 EMTc EMT And PCI Competency

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Please answer the following questions. When you have completed your test, print your certificate. Make a copy for yourself, then turn in a copy to Katy Howe's bin located on the right wall of the Shift Coordinator office. This certificate is DUE no later than 12/31/2013


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Management of acute brain injury is aimed at decreasing secondary brain injury. Which is not an appropriate intervention for a patient with an acute brain injury?
    • A. 

      Maintaining neutral body alignment

    • B. 

      Maintaining normathermia

    • C. 

      Increasing environmental stimuli

    • D. 

      Elevating the head of the bed 30 degrees, unless contraindicated

  • 2. 
    When cleaning a wound at least 250mL of Normal Saline should be used.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A 76-year-old male is brought to the ED because of severe abdominal pain. He tells you, "it feels like someone is ripping me apart." The pain began 45 minutes ago and he rates the intensity as 10/10. He has a PMH of hypertension, for which he takes a duretic and a beta blocker. his skin is cool and diaphoretic. Vital Signs are: B/P 88/68, HR 88, RR 24, SPO2 94%. It would be most appropriate to call him a:
    • A. 

      Cardiac One

    • B. 

      Trauma 2

    • C. 

      Here Now, Vascular One

    • D. 

      Medical Alert

  • 4. 
    Please select all that apply. When I am helpin the nurse discharge a patient, I know that I am to:
    • A. 

      Remove PIV's

    • B. 

      Take Vital Signs, if not taken within the last 60 minutes

    • C. 

      Escort them to the waiting room, if necessary

    • D. 

      Answer all of the patient's questions

    • E. 

      Document Vital Signs in Cerner

    • F. 

      Assist in getting patient dressed

  • 5. 
    A 19 year old female comes to front triage, Alert and Oriented, with a GSW to her upper arm & right shoulder, you know this patient should be called a:
    • A. 

      Medical Alert

    • B. 

      Trauma 1

    • C. 

      Trauma 2

    • D. 

      Trauma 3

  • 6. 
    A 22 year old female, who is 25 weeks pregnant, fell on her front porch. I know this patient should be sent directly to Labor and Delivery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    All abnormal Vital Signs should be reported to the Primary RN.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    When Infiltrating a wound on a distal portion of a finger. The preferred local anesthetic to be used is:
    • A. 

      Lidocaine with Epinephrine

    • B. 

      0.25% Bupivicaine

    • C. 

      Ice

    • D. 

      1.0% Lidocaine

  • 9. 
    When starting a PIV, I should explain the procedure to the patient and offer comfort. If I cannot successfully obtain a PIV within 3 starts, I should ask for help.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When cleaning patient rooms, I know that saniwipe liquid must remain on the surfaces for a period of time. Saniwipe dry time is at least 10 minutes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Good hand hygiene includes which of the following:
    • A. 

      Using hand foam when only exiting a patient's room

    • B. 

      Washing hands or using hand foam prior to and after entering a room

    • C. 

      Using hand sanitizer only before entering a patient room

    • D. 

      You only need to wash your hands at the end of your shift

  • 12. 
    When rounding, I should always:
    • A. 

      Update patient on their plan of care

    • B. 

      Assess their pain

    • C. 

      Inform them of when their test results should be back

    • D. 

      Offer them a pillow or blanket

    • E. 

      Ask what they need right now

    • F. 

      Manage up my team members

    • G. 

      Thank them for allowing us to take care of them

  • 13. 
    When a patient is in Suicide Precaustions, I know that they must:
    • A. 

      Remove all clothing and be given a paper gown to wear

    • B. 

      All dangerous items must be removed from room

    • C. 

      I should alert the nurse to the patient's arrival immediately

    • D. 

      Patient' stretcher must have paper sheets

  • 14. 
    When assisting a patient to the bathroom, who is a fall risk, I should always use a "Bathroom Buggy"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False