EMT-b Practice Exam

9 Questions
EMT Quizzes & Trivia

A review exam for the National Certifying Exam for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Exam.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    EMT's should wear high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) respirators when they are in contact with patients who have which of the following?
    • A. 

      HIV/AIDS

    • B. 

      Tuberculosis (TB)

    • C. 

      Open wounds

    • D. 

      Hepatitis B

  • 2. 
    In which of these situations should you wear a gown over your uniform?
    • A. 

      A 55 yr. old male is suspected of having a myocardial infarction

    • B. 

      The victim of a fall has no obvious wounds but is still unresponsive

    • C. 

      A full-term pregnant women is experiencing crowning with contractions

    • D. 

      A 72-year old female is experiencing dizziness and difficulty breathing

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Check the patient's ABC.

    • B. 

      Insert a nasopharyngeal airway and assess vital signs.

    • C. 

      Remove the patient from the house to your ambulance.

    • D. 

      Open all windows and determine the source of the gas leak.

  • 4. 
    The most common electrical rhythm disturbance that results in sudden cardiac arrest is called:
    • A. 

      Pulseless electrical activity (PEA)

    • B. 

      Ventricular Fibrillation

    • C. 

      Ventricular Tachycardia

    • D. 

      Asystole

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      57-year old male with chest pain and systolic BP of 80?

    • B. 

      40-year old female with moderate pain from a leg injury.

    • C. 

      75-year old male who appears confused but responds to commands.

    • D. 

      25-year old female in labor with contractions six minutes apart.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following bodily fluid has the most potential to transmit a blood-borne pathogen?
    • A. 

      Nasal discharge

    • B. 

      Vomitus

    • C. 

      Amniotic fluid

    • D. 

      Feces

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      She will upset when you take her from her mother's arms.

    • B. 

      She will be unable to tell you how old she is if you ask her.

    • C. 

      She will attempt to locate her patents' voices when they speak.

    • D. 

      She will try and pull away from a painful stimulus in her toe.

  • 8. 
    What is the best method to asses circulation in an infant?
    • A. 

      Palpate the carotid pulse.

    • B. 

      Palpate the brachial pulse.

    • C. 

      Palpate the radial pulse.

    • D. 

      Observe capillary refill time.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Ventilate the patient with a nonrebreather mask at 15 L/min.

    • B. 

      Ventilate the patient with the bag-valve mask at 15 L/min.

    • C. 

      Administer oxygen by nonrebreather mask at 15 L/min.

    • D. 

      Administer oxygen by the nasal cannula at 6 L/min.