EMT-paramedic Drugs

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EMT-paramedic Drugs

A quiz to help me study and to maybe help others study their Paramedic level drugs. Questions on dosages, actions, indications and contraindications. This is Alberta scope specifically but should be fairly universal.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the dosage for Adenosine?
    • A. 

      6mg, 6mg, 12mg

    • B. 

      12mg, 12mg

    • C. 

      6mg, 12mg, 12mg

    • D. 

      6mg, 6mg, 6mg

  • 2. 
    Which of these drugs are beta-blockers?
    • A. 

      Amiodarone

    • B. 

      Lidocaine

    • C. 

      Propranalol

    • D. 

      Nitroglycerin

    • E. 

      Adenosine

    • F. 

      Metoprolol

    • G. 

      Labetalol

  • 3. 
    What does the acronym MONA stand for?
    • A. 

      Medications, Oxygenation, Nitrates, Allergies

    • B. 

      Meningitis, Otitis Media, Necrosis, Asthma

    • C. 

      Morphine, Oxygen, Nitroglycerin, ASA

    • D. 

      Morphine, Oxygen, Nitrous Oxide, Ativan

  • 4. 
    You are preparing a Nitroglycerin infusion, you have 150mg of nitro in 250ml of saline. You want to infuse 20mcg/min, what is your drip rate?
    • A. 

      6gtts/min

    • B. 

      20gtts/min

    • C. 

      15gtts/min

    • D. 

      60gtts/min

  • 5. 
    What drug is indicated for Ecclamptic seizures?
    • A. 

      Methylprednisolone

    • B. 

      Maxeran

    • C. 

      Magnesium Sulfate

    • D. 

      Metoclopramide

  • 6. 
    Drug induced bronchospasm in asthmatics is a concern when administering ASA and other NSAIDs?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    If a patients blood pressure is below 80mmHg, what drug can be used for pain management/procedural sedation?
    • A. 

      Ketamine

    • B. 

      Midazolam

    • C. 

      Morphine

    • D. 

      Fentanyl

  • 8. 
    Which of these drugs is a 'depolarizing neuromuscular blockade agent'?
    • A. 

      Succinylcholine

    • B. 

      Rocuronium

    • C. 

      Pancuronium

    • D. 

      Vecuronium

  • 9. 
    Which of the following are indications for Advanced Airway Management/RSI or RSS?
    • A. 

      Traumatic Brain Injury with GCS

    • B. 

      Hypoglycemia

    • C. 

      Altered LOC with GCS

    • D. 

      COPD

    • E. 

      Vomiting with Trismus

    • F. 

      Status Epilepticus

    • G. 

      Epilepsy

    • H. 

      Multiple Trauma Patient

    • I. 

      Prolonged Hypoxia with Long Transport Time

  • 10. 
    What is the IV dose for ketorolac?
    • A. 

      30 - 60 mg

    • B. 

      1 - 2 mg/kg

    • C. 

      10mg

    • D. 

      5 - 20 mg

  • 11. 
    What drug is used to counter the dystonic reactions that can occur with haloperidol administration?
    • A. 

      Dimenhydrinate

    • B. 

      Midazolam

    • C. 

      Droperidol

    • D. 

      Diphenhydramine

  • 12. 
    How is ondansetron administered?
    • A. 

      10 mg in a 50ml bag over 10 minutes

    • B. 

      8 mg in a 250ml bag over 30 minutes

    • C. 

      8 mg in a 50ml bag over 5 minutes

    • D. 

      10 mg in a 250ml bag over 60 minutes

  • 13. 
    What is an absolute condraindication of succinylcholine?
    • A. 

      Parkinson's disease

    • B. 

      Respiratory Arrest

    • C. 

      Unable to ventilate with a BVM

    • D. 

      Hypothermia

  • 14. 
    What is an absolute contraindication for salbutamol?
    • A. 

      Asthma

    • B. 

      Uncontrolled tachyarrhythmia

    • C. 

      Concurrent MAOI use

    • D. 

      Hypersensitivity to iodine

  • 15. 
    Beta-blocker use with concurrent administration of epinephrine can cause an uninhibited vasoconstriction response?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What is the dose of amiodarone in a pulseless arrest?
    • A. 

      200mg diluted in 20mls NS

    • B. 

      300mg diluted in 20mls NS

    • C. 

      150mg diluted in 20mls NS

    • D. 

      500mg diluted in 20mls NS

  • 17. 
    What is the dose and concentration for epinephrine in cardiac arrest?
    • A. 

      1mg 1:1000

    • B. 

      0.1mg/kg 1:1000

    • C. 

      1mg 1:10,000

    • D. 

      0.1mg/kg 1:10,000

  • 18. 
    What is the maximum dose of atropine?
    • A. 

      3mg or 0.04mg/kg

    • B. 

      4mg/kg

    • C. 

      2.2 g in 24 hrs

    • D. 

      3g or 0.4mg/kg

  • 19. 
    What is the dose for etomidate?
    • A. 

      0.3mg/kg

    • B. 

      0.1mg/kg

    • C. 

      0.2mg/kg

    • D. 

      0.4mg/kg

  • 20. 
    An absolute contraindication of glucagon is hyperglycemia?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    A potential side effect of ketamine is nystagmus?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Gravol doesn't need to be diluted before IV administration
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    What is an absolute contraindication for the administration of prednisone?
    • A. 

      Pt is over 65

    • B. 

      Patient already on prednisone

    • C. 

      Hx of Cancer

    • D. 

      COPD

  • 24. 
    What medication do you administer if a pulmonary edema patient has a systolic less than 90mmHg?
    • A. 

      Norepinephrine

    • B. 

      Salbutamol

    • C. 

      Dopamine

    • D. 

      Nitroglycerin

  • 25. 
    Sodium bicarbonate is indicated when the QRS is greater than 0.12 in TCA/Beta-blocker/Calcium channel-blocker overdose?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False