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The Palomar college EMT courses always set you at a better place to practice your profession. Being an EMT there is much you should understand when it comes to your patient and the symptoms that they portray. The quiz below is perfect in testing out how you behave in different emergencies. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A patient is vomiting what position do you put them into

    • A.

      Lateral recumbant

    • B.

      Supine

    • C.

      On their left side

    • D.

      Prone so they will stop

    Correct Answer
    A. Lateral recumbant
    Explanation
    The correct answer is lateral recumbant. When a patient is vomiting, placing them in the lateral recumbant position helps prevent aspiration of vomit into the airway. This position involves lying on the side with the upper leg bent and the lower leg straight, which helps to keep the airway clear and allows the vomit to drain out of the mouth.

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  • 2. 

    What is dystonia

    • A.

      Involuntary contractions of muscles

    • B.

      Involuntary contractions of facial muscles

    • C.

      A delusion

    • D.

      Sudden onset

    Correct Answer
    A. Involuntary contractions of muscles
    Explanation
    pg 732

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  • 3. 

    Tarditive dyskinesia

    • A.

      Involuntary movement of face muscles

    • B.

      Involuntary contractions of muscles

    • C.

      Suspension

    • D.

      Phobia

    Correct Answer
    A. Involuntary movement of face muscles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "involuntary movement of face muscles". Tarditive dyskinesia is a condition characterized by involuntary movements, typically affecting the face muscles. These movements can include grimacing, tongue protrusion, and lip smacking. Tarditive dyskinesia is commonly associated with the long-term use of certain medications, particularly antipsychotic drugs. It is important to recognize and manage this condition as it can significantly impact a person's quality of life.

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  • 4. 

    What is one of the most common emotions

    • A.

      Anxiety

    • B.

      Phobias

    • C.

      Depression

    • D.

      Violence

    Correct Answer
    A. Anxiety
    Explanation
    pg 733

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  • 5. 

    How often does someone die in the US because of suicide

    • A.

      13.7 min

    • B.

      1 hour

    • C.

      30 min

    • D.

      1.15 min

    Correct Answer
    A. 13.7 min
    Explanation
    Based on the given answer, it can be inferred that someone dies by suicide in the US approximately every 13.7 minutes. This suggests that suicide is a significant issue in the country, with a high frequency of occurrences. It highlights the urgent need for mental health support and suicide prevention measures to address this alarming statistic.

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  • 6. 

    Medical condition likely to cause restlessness and confusion, cyanosis and ALC

    • A.

      Lack of 02

    • B.

      Excessive heat

    • C.

      Inadequate blood to the brain

    • D.

      Excessive cold

    Correct Answer
    A. Lack of 02
    Explanation
    The correct answer is lack of O2. When there is a lack of oxygen in the body, it can lead to various symptoms including restlessness and confusion. Cyanosis, which is the bluish discoloration of the skin, can also occur due to inadequate oxygen levels. A decrease in oxygen supply to the brain can result in confusion and disorientation. Therefore, the lack of oxygen is the most likely medical condition that can cause these symptoms.

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  • 7. 

    Carbon monoxide poisoning you should assume

    • A.

      There are other patients

    • B.

      Vomiting

    • C.

      Inhalation is cause

    • D.

      Hypoxia

    Correct Answer
    A. There are other patients
    Explanation
    pg 739

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  • 8. 

    A patient has attempted suicide you should

    • A.

      Care for trauma

    • B.

      Care for behavioral problem

    • C.

      Ask them questions about why

    • D.

      Call for back up

    Correct Answer
    A. Care for trauma
    Explanation
    739

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  • 9. 

    One method of protecting against false accusations by behavioral emergency is

    • A.

      Involving a third party witness

    • B.

      Use medical responders of different gender

    • C.

      Limit involvement of other responcers

    • D.

      Sharply limit documentation

    Correct Answer
    A. Involving a third party witness
    Explanation
    pg 746

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  • 10. 

    The first step an emt takes in a behavioral emergency is

    • A.

      Careful scene size up

    • B.

      Identity self

    • C.

      Primary assesment

    • D.

      Patient history

    Correct Answer
    A. Careful scene size up
    Explanation
    738

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  • 11. 

    A state of painful uneasiness about impending problems is called

    • A.

      Anxiety

    • B.

      Depression

    • C.

      Mania

    • D.

      Psychosis

    Correct Answer
    A. Anxiety
    Explanation
    pg 733

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  • 12. 

    In talking with behavioral emergency patient an emts should take all the following actions except

    • A.

      Maintain 3ft from patient

    • B.

      Identify self

    • C.

      Eye contact

    • D.

      Be honest

    Correct Answer
    A. Maintain 3ft from patient
    Explanation
    pg 737 3 ft is way to specific for distance. but be aware of maintaining distance AT FIRST

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  • 13. 

    Of the groups listed the highest rate of suicide is which

    • A.

      Men age 15 to 25

    • B.

      Women under 25

    • C.

      Men over 40

    • D.

      Woman over 50

    Correct Answer
    A. Men age 15 to 25
    Explanation
    pg 735
    kind of weird question since the book says young people 15 to 24 yrs but these are the options

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  • 14. 

    A patient who has attempted suicide in the past 

    • A.

      More likely to try again

    • B.

      Looking for attention

    • C.

      Less likely to try again

    • D.

      Needs forceful restraint

    Correct Answer
    A. More likely to try again
    Explanation
    A patient who has attempted suicide in the past is more likely to try again. This is because past suicide attempts are strong indicators of future attempts. Individuals who have previously attempted suicide may still be struggling with underlying mental health issues or facing difficult life circumstances that increase their risk. Therefore, it is crucial to provide appropriate support and intervention to help reduce the likelihood of future attempts and ensure the patient's safety.

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  • 15. 

    Agitated delirium is associated with all EXCEPT

    • A.

      CNS stimulants

    • B.

      Strength

    • C.

      CNS depressant

    • D.

      Agitated

    Correct Answer
    C. CNS depressant
    Explanation
    pg 736

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  • 16. 

    A patient is experiencing confusion, hallucinations and delirium is likely 

    • A.

      Hypoglycemic

    • B.

      Psychotic

    • C.

      Paranoid

    • D.

      Using drugs

    Correct Answer
    A. Hypoglycemic
    Explanation
    A patient experiencing confusion, hallucinations, and delirium is likely hypoglycemic. Hypoglycemia refers to low blood sugar levels, which can cause neurological symptoms such as confusion, hallucinations, and delirium. These symptoms occur because the brain relies on glucose as its main source of energy, and when blood sugar levels drop too low, the brain is unable to function properly. Therefore, it is likely that the patient's symptoms are a result of hypoglycemia.

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  • 17. 

    All are symptoms of behavioral emergencies EXCEPT

    • A.

      Sudden onset

    • B.

      Gradual onset

    • C.

      Odors on breath

    • D.

      Hallucinations

    Correct Answer
    A. Sudden onset
    Explanation
    This question is asking for the symptom that is not associated with behavioral emergencies. Sudden onset refers to a symptom that occurs suddenly and without warning. In the context of behavioral emergencies, sudden onset may be a common symptom as it often indicates a rapid change in behavior or mental state. Therefore, sudden onset is not an exception and is not the correct answer. The other options, gradual onset, odors on breath, and hallucinations, can all be symptoms of behavioral emergencies.

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  • 18. 

    A patient is talking with you when suddenly they get up and say they have to leave because someone is trying to shoot them, they are experiencing what 

    • A.

      Paranoia

    • B.

      Anxiety

    • C.

      Psychosis

    • D.

      Schizophrenia

    Correct Answer
    A. Paranoia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is paranoia. Paranoia refers to an irrational and intense fear or suspicion that others are plotting against or trying to harm oneself. In this scenario, the patient's sudden belief that someone is trying to shoot them indicates a paranoid episode. Paranoia can be a symptom of various mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders and schizophrenia, but in this case, it is the most fitting explanation for the patient's experience.

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  • 19. 

    A 19 year old male was assaulted. he refuses to look at you or answer questions. what should you do?

    • A.

      Speak to him in a calm manner

    • B.

      Perform a head to toe physical exam

    • C.

      Call for law enforcement assistance

    • D.

      Give him the option to sign a refusal form

    Correct Answer
    A. Speak to him in a calm manner
    Explanation
    In this situation, the appropriate action is to speak to the 19-year-old male in a calm manner. This approach is crucial because the individual may be in a state of distress or shock due to the assault. Speaking calmly can help establish trust and create a safe environment for communication. It is important to avoid pressuring or overwhelming the person further, as it may exacerbate their emotional state. By speaking calmly, the responder can encourage the individual to open up and provide necessary information for further assistance or medical treatment.

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  • 20. 

    How would you document a patients heart rate of 110 beats per minute with evenly timed beats

    • A.

      Tachycardic and regular

    • B.

      Tachycardic and irregular

    • C.

      Bradycardia and regular

    • D.

      Bradycardic and irregular

    Correct Answer
    A. Tachycardic and regular
    Explanation
    The patient's heart rate of 110 beats per minute indicates tachycardia, which is an abnormally fast heart rate. The term "regular" suggests that the beats are evenly timed, meaning there is a consistent pattern between each beat. Therefore, the correct answer is "tachycardic and regular."

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