EMT Review Questions Test One

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Ortiz palomar


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  • 1. 
    The actions and care that an EMT is legally allowed to perform are referred to as
    • A. 

      Scope of practice

    • B. 

      Duty to act

    • C. 

      Professional practice

    • D. 

      Limits of liability

  • 2. 
    The term the describes the position closer to the midline
    • A. 

      Medial

    • B. 

      Lateral

    • C. 

      Posterior

    • D. 

      Anterior

  • 3. 
    The opposite of anterior is
    • A. 

      Posterior

    • B. 

      Proximal

    • C. 

      Exterior

    • D. 

      Superior

  • 4. 
    What separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity
    • A. 

      Diaphragm

    • B. 

      Abdomine

    • C. 

      Stomach

    • D. 

      Lungs

  • 5. 
    Base vital signs measured include all the following except
    • A. 

      Defecation

    • B. 

      Pulse

    • C. 

      Eyes

    • D. 

      Skin

  • 6. 
    Respiratory rates of concern are 
    • A. 

      Less than 8 greater than 24

    • B. 

      Between 12 and 20

    • C. 

      10 to 20

    • D. 

      Greater than 8 less than 24

  • 7. 
    What is the average RR for an adult
    • A. 

      8-24

    • B. 

      12-20

    • C. 

      15-30

    • D. 

      20-40

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not a vital sign
    • A. 

      Mental status

    • B. 

      Pulse

    • C. 

      Respiration

    • D. 

      Blood pressure

  • 9. 
    When checking pupils, an EMT should look for all the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Equality

    • C. 

      Size

    • D. 

      Reactivity

  • 10. 
    The L in SAMPLE is
    • A. 

      Last oral intake

    • B. 

      Labored breathing

    • C. 

      LOC

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    For unstable patients, an EMT should take vital signs every.... min
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      20

  • 12. 
    BP of 128/68 systolic is
    • A. 

      128

    • B. 

      68

    • C. 

      1.8

    • D. 

      .53

  • 13. 
    A normal systolic BP for a 40 yr old woman would be
    • A. 

      90

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      130

    • D. 

      150

  • 14. 
    When deflating the cuff of a sphygmomanometer, the systolic BP is
    • A. 

      First beat

    • B. 

      Last sound

    • C. 

      Dullest sound

    • D. 

      Loudest sound

  • 15. 
    The difference between the systolic BP and diastolic BP is called
    • A. 

      Pulse pressure

    • B. 

      Pressure point

    • C. 

      Tachycardia

    • D. 

      Bradycardia

  • 16. 
    Normal RR for an 1 yr old
    • A. 

      20-30

    • B. 

      8-24

    • C. 

      12-20

    • D. 

      15-30

  • 17. 
    The EMTs first set of patient measurements is called the... vital signs
    • A. 

      Baseline

    • B. 

      Initial

    • C. 

      Palpated

    • D. 

      Preliminary

  • 18. 
    The main purpose of the primary assessment is to 
    • A. 

      Obtain the chief complaint

    • B. 

      Establish scene safety

    • C. 

      Discover and treat any life threatening conditions

    • D. 

      Obtain a full set of vital signs and a sample history

  • 19. 
    On the AVPU scale a patient who responds or attempts to respond only when spoken to is rated
    • A. 

      V

    • B. 

      A

    • C. 

      P

    • D. 

      U

  • 20. 
    When assessing a responsive medical patients chief complaint the T of OPQRST is
    • A. 

      Time

    • B. 

      Termination

    • C. 

      Tenderness

    • D. 

      Tension

  • 21. 
    For non critical patients vital signs should be checked every... min
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      10

  • 22. 
    EMS personnel can treat unconscious patients because the law holds that rational patients would consent to treatment if they were conscious. this is what form of consent
    • A. 

      Implied

    • B. 

      Expressed

    • C. 

      Informed

    • D. 

      None

  • 23. 
    Common signs of trauma that you should look for in the rapid trauma assessment include which of the following
    • A. 

      Decapitation

    • B. 

      Flushed skin

    • C. 

      Burns

    • D. 

      Tenseness

  • 24. 
    During the rapid trauma assessment check all extremities for
    • A. 

      PMS

    • B. 

      IRT

    • C. 

      JVD

    • D. 

      QRS

  • 25. 
    At one year of age the average RR is
    • A. 

      20 to 30 BPM

    • B. 

      20 to 40 BPM

    • C. 

      12 to 20 BPM

    • D. 

      30 to 40 BPM

  • 26. 
    Signs of inadequate artificial ventilation of an adult patient include
    • A. 

      Failure of the patient skin color to improve

    • B. 

      A HR that returns to normal

    • C. 

      The patients chest rising and falling with each ventilation

    • D. 

      A ventilation rate of 10-12 per min

  • 27. 
    A 24 yr old woman has fallen form the roof of her house and is unconscious the best method of opening her airway is the
    • A. 

      Jaw thrust

    • B. 

      Head tilt chin lift

    • C. 

      Tongue jaw lift

    • D. 

      Any of these will do

  • 28. 
    The first pulse taken on patients 1 yr or older is
    • A. 

      Radial

    • B. 

      Brachial

    • C. 

      Femoral

    • D. 

      Carotid

  • 29. 
    All are peripheral arteries except
    • A. 

      Femoral

    • B. 

      Radial

    • C. 

      Brachial

    • D. 

      Dorsalis pedis