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Lesson #9 Medical Emergencies


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  • 1. 
          The 1st responder should access each patient to determine the patient’s
    • A. 

      Chief complaint

    • B. 

      Signs & symptoms

    • C. 

      Both a & b

    • D. 

      Extend of medical insurance

  • 2. 
          There are a variety of reasons for patients having an altered mental state, they include: fever, infections, Poisoning (including drugs & alcohol), low blood sugar, insulin reactions, decreased levels of oxygen in the brain, psychiatric conditions, and
    • A. 

      Over eating

    • B. 

      Head injury

    • C. 

      Fractured ankle

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
          Emergency medical care is based on the patient’s
    • A. 

      attitude

    • B. 

      Medical insurance

    • C. 

      Relationship to care provider

    • D. 

      Signs & symptoms

  • 4. 
          Seizures are a sudden attack, usually related to
    • A. 

      Nervous system disorder

    • B. 

      Fractured bone

    • C. 

      A fall taken by the patient

    • D. 

      Car accident

  • 5. 
          Some seizures produce violent muscle contractions called
    • A. 

      Conclusions

    • B. 

      Contusions

    • C. 

      Convulsions

    • D. 

      Consumptions

  • 6. 
          Seizures are rarely life-threatening , but are considered
    • A. 

      Normal

    • B. 

      A serious emergency

    • C. 

      Complete when the shaking stops

    • D. 

      Inconsequential

  • 7. 
         Behavioral emergency is
    • A. 

      A situation where the patient exhibits abnormal behavior that is unacceptable or intolerable to the patient, family, or community.

    • B. 

      A situation where the patient exhibits physical abnormalities

    • C. 

      A situation where the patient will not listen to others around him or her

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
          Role of the 1st responder at a behavioral emergency is, Complete scene size-up before initiating care, complete initial assessment on all patients, complete physical exam as needed, and:
    • A. 

      Immediately restrain the patient

    • B. 

      Don’t talk to the patient as it may agitate the patient

    • C. 

      Yell at the patient to get them to comply

    • D. 

      Complete on-going assessment

  • 9. 
         Principals for assessing behavioral emergency patients include assessing the patients mental status by assessing the patient’s, appearance, activity, speech, and
    • A. 

      Pain level

    • B. 

      Orientation to time, person, and place

    • C. 

      Pupils

    • D. 

      Blood alcohol level

  • 10. 
          If a patient has to be restrained and when using the restraints you should:
    • A. 

      Use more force than necessary as behavioral patients are very strong

    • B. 

      Have Police present if possible

    • C. 

      Get approval from medical oversight

    • D. 

      Both b & c