EMT 37 Quiz Test

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It is advisable and recommended for emergency technicians to have wide knowledge on different conditions. Duty calls to different patients every time. EMT 37 quiz is a test on the different general conditions relevant to an EMT.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. At which of the fol lowing locations is an EMT likely to encounter a patient using an advanced medical device?
    • A. 

      D) All of the above

    • B. 

      C) Private residence

    • C. 

      B) Special ty care center

    • D. 

      A) Nursing home

  • 2. 
    2. Whi le on the scene of an emergency cal l involving a patient who is dependent upon a medical device for survival, theEMT can ask which of the fol lowing individuals about the specif ics of the device?
    • A. 

      D) All of the above

    • B. 

      C) The patient's home health aid or nurse

    • C. 

      B) The patient

    • D. 

      A) The patient's fami ly

  • 3. 
    When preparing to move a patient that is using a specialty medical device from his house to the ambulance, whichof the fol lowing questions would be appropriate to ask the fami ly?
    • A. 

      D) Both A and B are correct.

    • B. 

      C) Can you carry the patient to the ambulance since you know the best way to move the patient?

    • C. 

      B) How do you normally move the patient?

    • D. 

      A) What worked best for moving the patient the last time he was transported by ambulance?

  • 4. 
    4. Which of the fol lowing BEST describes a disease such as deafness?
    • A. 

      C) Either a congenital or acquired disease

    • B. 

      D) Neither a congenital nor acquired disease

    • C. 

      B) Congenital disease

    • D. 

      A) Acquired disease

  • 5. 
    5. Which of the fol lowing BEST describes the origins of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
    • A. 

      A) Acquired disease

    • B. 

      B) Congenital disease

    • C. 

      C) Either a congenital or acquired disease

    • D. 

      D) Neither a congenital nor acquired disease

  • 6. 
    Which of the fol lowing BEST describes when positive pressure is appl ied to the patient's airway using a CPAPmachine?
    • A. 

      C) During both inhalation and exhalation

    • B. 

      D) During inhalation only

    • C. 

      B) During exhalation only

    • D. 

      A) Between inhalation and exhalation

  • 7. 
    7. What is the purpose of a tracheostomy in an il l patient?
    • A. 

      C) To assist the patient with breathing

    • B. 

      B) To assist the patient with waste removal

    • C. 

      A) To assist the patient with sleeping

    • D. 

      D) To assist the patient with feedings

  • 8. 
    8. Which of the fol lowing is the correct position to use when transporting a patient who has a tracheostomy tube?
    • A. 

      C) Head sl ightly elevated

    • B. 

      A) Shock position

    • C. 

      B) Prone

    • D. 

      D) Supine

  • 9. 
    9. A patient uses a home venti lator connected to his tracheostomy tube to breathe. Which of the fol lowing is the correctprocedure to use when moving this patient to the ambulance?
    • A. 

      A) Venti late the patient's tracheostomy tube via a connected bag-valve mask at a normal rate and volume whi le the patient is disconnected from the venti lator.

    • B. 

      B) Do nothing; there is no need to venti late the patient between the house and the ambulance.

    • C. 

      C) Venti late the patient with mouth-to-mask venti lations at a normal rate and volume whi le the patient is disconnected from the venti lator

    • D. 

      D) Venti late the patient's nose and mouth with a bag-valve mask at a normal rate and volume whi le the patient is disconnected from the venti lator.

  • 10. 
    10. Whi le venti lating a conscious patient's tracheostomy tube with a connected bag-valve mask, the EMT should verifythe patient's comfort level for which of the fol lowing?
    • A. 

      D) All of the above

    • B. 

      C) The venti lation rate

    • C. 

      B) The venti lation pressure

    • D. 

      A) The venti lation volume

  • 11. 
    11. During a power fai lure, how should the EMT verify adequate venti lations are being administered to an unresponsivepatient with a tracheostomy tube using a bag-valve mask?
    • A. 

      D) All of the above

    • B. 

      C) Observe for chest rise and fal l.

    • C. 

      B) Ensure a good connection between the bag-valve mask and the tracheostomy tube.

    • D. 

      A) Observe for improving skin color.

  • 12. 
    12. Compare the pain a patient experiences when receiving a shock from a pacemaker against the pain felt whenreceiving a shock from an automatic implanted cardiac defibri l lator (AICD).
    • A. 

      A) Pacemakers are painless and AICDs are painful.

    • B. 

      B) Both are painful.

    • C. 

      C) Pacemakers are painful and AICDs are painless.

    • D. 

      D) Both are painless.

  • 13. 
    Which of the fol lowing is true with regards to touching a patient who is being shocked with an automaticimplanted cardiac defibril lator (AICD)?
    • A. 

      B) The EMT cannot feel the shock of an AICD when del ivered to the patient.

    • B. 

      A) The EMT wil l always feel the shock and it is very dangerous to the EMT as well.

    • C. 

      C) The EMT wil l always feel the shock, but it is not very painful.

    • D. 

      D) It depends on the AICD model as to whether or not the EMT can feel the shock.

  • 14. 
    14. Which of the fol lowing is the BEST course of action for the EMT to take when caring for a patient with an AICD who goes into cardiac arrest? 
    • A. 

      C) CPR and an AED should be used as indicated whi le on-scene and transporting the patient.

    • B. 

      D) CPR should be started, but the AED should not be used whi le on-scene or transporting the patient.

    • C. 

      A) The AED should be applied and used, but CPR should not be started whi le on-scene or transporting the patient.

    • D. 

      B) No action beyond transport is required since the patient already has an implanted defibril lator.

  • 15. 
    15. During transport, where should the catheter bag be after loading the patient and stretcher into the ambulance if thepatient has an indwell ing urinary catheter?
    • A. 

      D) Lower than the patient, but not on the floor

    • B. 

      C) Hanging from the cei l ing of the ambulance or IV pole higher than the patient

    • C. 

      B) On the ambulance floor

    • D. 

      A) In the patient's lap, but not higher than his heart

  • 16. 
    16. Which of the fol lowing is NOT a role of dialysis in a renal fai lure patient?
    • A. 

      D) Stimulate blood cell production

    • B. 

      C) Remove waste from the body

    • C. 

      B) Filter and detoxify the blood

    • D. 

      A) Remove fluid from the body

  • 17. 
    17. Which of the fol lowing is the main advantage of peritoneal dialysis over hemodialysis?
    • A. 

      C) Peritoneal dialysis is likely to be done at the patient's home.

    • B. 

      B) Peritoneal dialysis is more effective.

    • C. 

      A) Peritoneal dialysis is much faster.

    • D. 

      D) Peritoneal dialysis is less prone to infection.

  • 18. 
    18. Which of the fol lowing is the easiest way for an EMT to communicate with a patient with drastic hearing loss?
    • A. 

      B) Write your questions using paper and pen.

    • B. 

      A) Slow down your speech so that the patient can read your lips.

    • C. 

      C) Use a TDD/TYY telephone.

    • D. 

      D) Speak loudly and directly into the patient's ear.

  • 19. 
    19. Assessing blood pressure on a patient with an AV shunt, fistula, or graft could lead to which of the following?
    • A. 

      C) Damage to the AV shunt, fistula, or graft, requiring surgery

    • B. 

      D) Nothing, as there is no need to avoid assessing blood pressure in a patient's arm with an AV fistula, shunt, or graft.

    • C. 

      B) Uncontrollable hemorrhage in the extremity

    • D. 

      A) Inaccurate blood pressure readings

  • 20. 
    20. Obesity increases the risk for which of the fol lowing health problems?
    • A. 

      A) Liver disease

    • B. 

      B) Type 2 diabetes

    • C. 

      C) Respiratory problems

    • D. 

      D) All of the above

  • 21. 
    21. Bariatrics is defined as the branch of medicine that deals with the cause, prevention, and treatment of whichdisease?
    • A. 

      D) Obesity

    • B. 

      C) Blindness

    • C. 

      B) Sleep apnea

    • D. 

      A) Diabetes

  • 22. 
    22. Which of the fol lowing serious health problems is related to homelessness?
    • A. 

      C) Tuberculosis

    • B. 

      A) Liver disease

    • C. 

      B) Heart disease

    • D. 

      D) Hypertension

  • 23. 
    23. Which of the fol lowing refers to a condition that interferes significantly with a person's abil i ty to engage inactivities of dai ly l iving?
    • A. 

      D) Disabi l i ty

    • B. 

      C) Terminal

    • C. 

      B) Disabled

    • D. 

      A) Handicapped

  • 24. 
    24. Obesity is defined as a body mass index greater than:
    • A. 

      C) 30.

    • B. 

      B) 25.

    • C. 

      D) 40.

    • D. 

      A) 35.