EMT Basic Protocol Exam 15 Questions

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  • 1. 
    The acronym START is used to assist in triage situations and stands for:
    • A. 

      Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment

    • B. 

      Simple Treatment and Rapid Transport

    • C. 

      Standard Treatment and Rapid Transport

    • D. 

      Simple Triage and Rapid Transport

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Hypothermic

    • B. 

      Drowning with submersion less than 60 minutes (with hypothermia)

    • C. 

      Pregnant and estimated to be 20 weeks or later gestation

    • D. 

      A valid CPR Directive present with the patient

  • 3. 
    An unconscious adult is presumed to consent to treatment for a life threatening injury/illness is an example of:
    • A. 

      Implied consent

    • B. 

      Ordered consent

    • C. 

      Presumed consent

    • D. 

      Involuntary consent

  • 4. 
    A blood pressure cuff that is too small for a patient may give you a false elevated reading?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Heat stroke is a medical emergency and is distinguished by and altered level of consciousness
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The S in the SAMPLE pneumonic most correctly stands for:
    • A. 

      Signs and Symptoms

    • B. 

      Sensation

    • C. 

      Severity

    • D. 

      Swelling

  • 8. 
    When treating a patient with an amputation all the following are correct except:
    • A. 

      Moisten with a sterile dressing and place in a water tight container

    • B. 

      Do not use dry ice

    • C. 

      Clamp bleeding vessels

    • D. 

      Avoid a tourniquet if at all possible

  • 9. 
    Initial assessment of stable patients should be recorded every ________ minutes and ______ for unstable patients:
    • A. 

      10-15

    • B. 

      15-5

    • C. 

      5-10

    • D. 

      5-15

  • 10. 
    In the hypothermic patient, shivering does not occur below:
    • A. 

      95 degrees Fahrenheit

    • B. 

      90 degrees Fahrenheit

    • C. 

      85 degrees Fahrenheit

    • D. 

      80 degrees Fahrenheit

  • 11. 
    The Heimlich maneuver is  now recommended to facilitate gastric emptying for a patient that has suffered a drowning/near drowning event:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Severe thermal burns greater than ______ of the total body surface a dry dressing should be used, if it is less than that percentage the dressing should be moistened:
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      25%

  • 13. 
    The appropriate dosage for aspirin when given to a patient that is having an acute coronary syndrome is:
    • A. 

      2 – 81mg tablets (162mgs)

    • B. 

      3 – 81mg tablets (243mgs)

    • C. 

      3 – 80mg tablets (240mgs)

    • D. 

      4 – 81mg tablets (324mgs)

  • 14. 
    While treating a patient with Acute Mountain Sickness you would expect signs and symptoms to include all the following except:
    • A. 

      Headache

    • B. 

      Fatigue

    • C. 

      Poor sleeping

    • D. 

      Altered mental status

  • 15. 
    In which of the following conditions is the administration of Nitroglycerin contraindicated for the EMT Basic:
    • A. 

      Patient has not had three tablets within four minutes prior to your arrival

    • B. 

      Patient is having cardiac related discomfort

    • C. 

      Patient does not have Nitroglycerin prescribed for him

    • D. 

      Patient’s blood pressure of 110 systolic