First Responder, Unit 1 Preparatory Exam

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First Responder, Unit 1 Preparatory Exam

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  • 1. 
    Whenever possible, First Responders should -
    • A. 

      Keep weight close to your body when lifting a patient.

    • B. 

      Use their legs when lifting a patient.

    • C. 

      Position their feet properly when lifting a patient.

    • D. 

      Not move a patient.

  • 2. 
    It is far easier (when possible) to carry a patient down a flight of stairs using -
    • A. 

      An ambulance stretcher

    • B. 

      A Stokes basket

    • C. 

      A stair chair

    • D. 

      The firefighter's carry

  • 3. 
    The proper use of the body to facilitate lifting and moving patients while preventing injury to oneself and the patient is called -
    • A. 

      Power lifting

    • B. 

      Body mechanics

    • C. 

      Power training

    • D. 

      Body lifting

  • 4. 
    The greatest danger to a patient in an emergency move is that -
    • A. 

      You may aggravate an already existing spinal injury.

    • B. 

      You may trip and fall, possibly hurting yourself.

    • C. 

      You may frighten the patient.

    • D. 

      All the above.

  • 5. 
    Have the patient stand.  Turn your back to her and bring her arms up and over your shoulders and across your chest. Keep her arms as straight as possible, her armpits over your shoulders.  Hold the patient's wrists, bend, and pull her onto your back.  Which carry does this describe?
    • A. 

      The Cradle carry

    • B. 

      The Pack Strap carry

    • C. 

      The Firefighter's carry

    • D. 

      The Piggy Back carry

  • 6. 
    The care expected of a First Responder based on local laws, administrative orders, guidelines and protocols, established by the EMS system is called  -
    • A. 

      Expressed care

    • B. 

      Implied care

    • C. 

      Standard of care

    • D. 

      Scope of practice

  • 7. 
    Which federal agency is charged with the development of a modern Emergency Medical Services system?
    • A. 

      The American Red Cross

    • B. 

      Department of Transportation (DOT)

    • C. 

      Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

    • D. 

      Federal Food And Drug Administration (FDA)

  • 8. 
    A First Responder who does not provide the standard of care, and causes physical or psychological harm,  may be accused of -
    • A. 

      Failure to act

    • B. 

      Abandonment

    • C. 

      Negligence

    • D. 

      Malpractice

  • 9. 
    Touching an adult patient against his or her will can be described as -
    • A. 

      Battery and a civil rights violation.

    • B. 

      Expressed Consent

    • C. 

      Implied Consent

    • D. 

      Negligence

  • 10. 
    A conscious and mentally competent adult patient, who gives you oral consent to provide care, is giving you -
    • A. 

      Expressed consent

    • B. 

      Implied consent

    • C. 

      Informed consent

    • D. 

      Involuntary consent

  • 11. 
    What is the purpose of a Critical Incident Stress Management team?
    • A. 

      They provide emotional support for victims after an emergency.

    • B. 

      They help prehospital care providers, in-hospital providers, and police agencies deal with stress from a difficult emergency.

    • C. 

      They provide emergency equipment to prehospital care providers during emergency situations.

    • D. 

      They provide government funding to victims of emergency situations, and other natural disasters.

  • 12. 
    When dealing with patients or family members who are confronted with death and dying, what should the First Responder never do?
    • A. 

      Recognize the patient's needs.

    • B. 

      Offer comfort.

    • C. 

      Give the patient or family members false hope.

    • D. 

      Be tolerant of the angry reactions from the patients or their family members.

  • 13. 
    The practice of using specific barriers to minimize the contact with a patient's blood and body fluids is known as -  
    • A. 

      Infectious disease prevention.

    • B. 

      Body substance isolation.

    • C. 

      Immunity.

    • D. 

      Universal precautions.

  • 14. 
    It is estimated that as many as __ health care workers die each year from Hepatitis B, or it's complications.
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      150

    • D. 

      250

  • 15. 
    As a First Responder, it is important -
    • A. 

      To learn as much medical terminology as possible, in order to effectively communicate with EMTs and Paramedics.

    • B. 

      To know the major internal structures and the general locations of these structures.

    • C. 

      To have a strong knowledge of the anatomical internal structure of the human body.

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 16. 
    The anatomical position can best be described as a person -
    • A. 

      Standing, facing forward, with hands and palms facing forward.

    • B. 

      Standing, facing forward, with hands and palms facing backward.

    • C. 

      Lying supine, with hands and palms facing upward.

    • D. 

      Lying prone, with hands and palms facing downward.

  • 17. 
    The front of the body, or a body part, is described as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Posterior

    • B. 

      Medial

    • C. 

      Lateral

    • D. 

      Anterior

  • 18. 
    The chest is __ to the abdomen.
    • A. 

      Distal

    • B. 

      Proximal

    • C. 

      Superior

    • D. 

      Inferior

  • 19. 
    The spleen, pancreas, and stomach are located in what quadrant?
    • A. 

      Right upper quadrant

    • B. 

      Left upper quadrant

    • C. 

      Right lower quadrant

    • D. 

      Left lower quadrant

  • 20. 
    Extending care to a patient through a chain of human resources linked together, to provide continuous pre-hospital care, is known as the -
    • A. 

      Pre-hospital Care Chain (PCC)

    • B. 

      Chain Of Life (COL)

    • C. 

      Emergency Medical Services system (EMS)

    • D. 

      Emergency Human Resource Chain (EHRC)

  • 21. 
    Which level of emergency training emphasizes activating the EMS system,  providing immediate care for life threatening injuries or illnesses, controlling the emergency scene, and preparing for the arrival of an ambulance?
    • A. 

      First Responder

    • B. 

      EMT-Basic

    • C. 

      EMT-Intermediate

    • D. 

      EMT-Paramedic

  • 22. 
    The physician who assumes the ultimate responsibility for medical direction, or oversight of the patient care aspects of the EMS system,  is kn
    • A. 

      Designated Agent

    • B. 

      Medical Director

    • C. 

      Medical Agent

    • D. 

      Standing Orders Physician

  • 23. 
    __ medical direction consists of standing orders, issued by the Medical Director,  that allow EMS personnel to give certain medications or perform certain procedures without speaking to the Medical Director or other physician.
    • A. 

      On-line

    • B. 

      Off-line

    • C. 

      Remote

    • D. 

      Standard

  • 24. 
    What a First Responder is allowed and suppose to do according to the National Standard Curriculum is known as the -
    • A. 

      Standard of care.

    • B. 

      Scope of care.

    • C. 

      Scope of practice.

    • D. 

      Standard of practice.

  • 25. 
    The body system that protects the body from disease-causing organisms is referred to as the -
    • A. 

      Endocrine system.

    • B. 

      Immune system.

    • C. 

      Nervous system.

    • D. 

      Auto-immune system.

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