NREMT Paramedic Trauma Exam Prep

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NREMT Paramedic Trauma Exam Prep

This exam is administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians(NREMT) and it is given to paramedic applicants who assist trauma patients on their road to recovery. Do you want to move ahead in your career as a paramedic? Take this prep quiz to prepare for that career jump.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Documenting a major trauma event accurately and precisely is very important and crucial. Which of the following is the most important reason for doing so?
    • A. 

      To help the receiving hospital provide effective care

    • B. 

      For trauma database data collection

    • C. 

      For quality assurance purposes

    • D. 

      To help law enforcement get patient information

  • 2. 
    Which of the following rightly depicts the main cause of death for penetrating trauma victims?
    • A. 

      Sepsis

    • B. 

      Hemorrhage

    • C. 

      Collapsed lung

    • D. 

      Hollow organ damage

  • 3. 
    In completing an accurate or precise report of a  major trauma event, which of the subsequent options is not consequential? 
    • A. 

      Whether the patient will be considered criminally liable for the incident

    • B. 

      The time the injury occurred.

    • C. 

      Details about the scene and conclusions about the mechanism of injury

    • D. 

      Initial assessment findings

  • 4. 
    The peritoneal cavity can be fillied with what approximate percentage of blood volume?
    • A. 

      50-60%

    • B. 

      10-20%

    • C. 

      100%

    • D. 

      25-40%

  • 5. 
    Which of the following populations are highly suceptible to external and internal hemorrhage?
    • A. 

      Hemophiliacs

    • B. 

      Chronic alcoholics

    • C. 

      Cancer patients

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the sybsequent options is the most critical or the worst  for patients who have major traumatic injuries?
    • A. 

      Aggressive C-spine management

    • B. 

      Rapid IV access and fluid administration

    • C. 

      Rapid delivery to trauma surgery

    • D. 

      Immediate placement of advanced airway

  • 7. 
    Which of the following categories of three components combine to form trauma coagulopathy(also know as the "deadly triad")?
    • A. 

      Hemodilution, acidosis, hypothermia

    • B. 

      Hypoxia, acidosis, hyperthermia

    • C. 

      Hypoxia, hypovolemia, hypothermia

    • D. 

      Sludging, acidosis, hyperthermia

  • 8. 
    For a patient experiencing a traumatic aortic rupture, which of the following signs and symptoms will be visible?
    • A. 

      Unilaterally decreased breath sounds, flail segments, dyspnea

    • B. 

      Tearing sensation, variation in blood pressure on different arms, unexplained hypotension

    • C. 

      Clavicle fracture, pain on inspiration, absence of breath sounds upper lobe.

    • D. 

      Dyspnea, lower rib fracture, nausea

  • 9. 
    The adventitia tunic plays an important role in traumatic aortic disruption. Which of the following depicts that role?
    • A. 

      Promoting clotting, causing minor tears to plug readily

    • B. 

      Ballooning with increase in blood, causing pressure on the heart and lungs.

    • C. 

      Tearing unevenly, causing problems for surgical repair

    • D. 

      Protects the aorta and prevents complete tear

  • 10. 
    For a patient suffering from a hemothorax, which of the following examination findings would be found in such a patient?
    • A. 

      Rhonchi on lung auscultation

    • B. 

      Grey Turner sign

    • C. 

      Dullness on percussion of the chest

    • D. 

      All of the above