Behavioral Emergencies: EMT Palomar Quiz

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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

  • 2. 
    What is dystonia
    • A. 

      Involuntary contractions of muscles

    • B. 

      Involuntary contractions of facial muscles

    • C. 

      A delusion

    • D. 

      Sudden onset

  • 3. 
    Tarditive dyskinesia
    • A. 

      Involuntary movement of face muscles

    • B. 

      Involuntary contractions of muscles

    • C. 

      Suspension

    • D. 

      Phobia

  • 4. 
    What is one of the most common emotions
    • A. 

      Anxiety

    • B. 

      Phobias

    • C. 

      Depression

    • D. 

      Violence

  • 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

  • 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

  • 7. 
    Carbon monoxide poisoning you should assume
    • A. 

      There are other patients

    • B. 

      Vomiting

    • C. 

      Inhalation is cause

    • D. 

      Hypoxia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 11. 
    A state of painful uneasiness about impending problems is called
    • A. 

      Anxiety

    • B. 

      Depression

    • C. 

      Mania

    • D. 

      Psychosis

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 15. 
    Agitated delirium is associated with all EXCEPT
    • A. 

      CNS stimulants

    • B. 

      Strength

    • C. 

      CNS depressant

    • D. 

      Agitated

  • 16. 
    A patient is experiencing confusion, hallucinations and delirium is likely 
    • A. 

      Hypoglycemic

    • B. 

      Psychotic

    • C. 

      Paranoid

    • D. 

      Using drugs

  • 17. 
    All are symptoms of behavioral emergencies EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Sudden onset

    • B. 

      Gradual onset

    • C. 

      Odors on breath

    • D. 

      Hallucinations

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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