Quiz On Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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  • 1. 
    How much vacuum must suction units provide when the tube is clamped?
    • A. 

      100 mm Hg

    • B. 

      150 mm Hg

    • C. 

      200 mm Hg

    • D. 

      300 mm Hg

  • 2. 
    When performing a crash cart check, what should you do after ensuring the defibrillator or cardiac monitor operate?
    • A. 

      Annotate date and time on a rhythm strip

    • B. 

      Remove paddles and release joules

    • C. 

      Make a list of expired medications

    • D. 

      Remove the battery and recharge

  • 3. 
    When transmitting information about a patient over the radio, what information should not be broadcast?
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Name

    • C. 

      Chief complaint

    • D. 

      Medications and allergies

  • 4. 
    In the Air Force, you can use lights and sirens on a n ambulance call only
    • A. 

      When the senior medical technician on board approves it

    • B. 

      When local protocol authorizes it

    • C. 

      During the response phase

    • D. 

      During the transport phase

  • 5. 
    The action of assessing the scene of an accident to provide valuable information to the emergency medical technician (EMT) is called
    • A. 

      Expanded primary survey

    • B. 

      Secondary survey

    • C. 

      Trauma history

    • D. 

      Scene sizeup

  • 6. 
    When there is an apparent vehicle fire, how many feet should the ambulance be parked from the affected vehicle?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      150

    • D. 

      200

  • 7. 
    When performing an initial assessment on a patient and the patient responds y spontaneously opening his or her eyes or answers clearly, how would you assess the patient's mental status?
    • A. 

      Able

    • B. 

      Alert

    • C. 

      Ambulatory

    • D. 

      Asymptomatic

  • 8. 
    If the patient is not alert and his or her breathing is slower than eight breaths per minute, provide
    • A. 

      High-concentration oxygen with a positive pressure aviators mask..

    • B. 

      Ventilations with a bag-valve-mask(BVM) and high flow oxygen.

    • C. 

      High-concentration oxygen with a nonrebreather mask.

    • D. 

      Low concentration oxygen with nasal cannula.

  • 9. 
    As a general rule, apply a cervical collar if there is any blow above the
    • A. 

      Nose

    • B. 

      Hips

    • C. 

      Neck

    • D. 

      Clavicles

  • 10. 
    A rapid trauma assessment is performed on a patient with
    • A. 

      A significant mechanism of injury, and focuses on the area of the body where the greatest threats to the patient are

    • B. 

      An insignificant mechanism of injury, and focuses on the area of the body where the greatest threats to the patient are

    • C. 

      A significant mechanism of injury, and focuses on other areas of the body not already attended to

    • D. 

      An significant mechanism of injury, and focuses on other areas of the body not already attended to

  • 11. 
    When you ask a medical patient what may have triggered his or her pain, you are questioning about
    • A. 

      Onset

    • B. 

      Quality

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Provocation

  • 12. 
    While gathering a history of illness, when you ask a medical patient if the pain is constant or intermittent, what are you trying to determine?
    • A. 

      Time

    • B. 

      Quality

    • C. 

      Severity

    • D. 

      Radiation

  • 13. 
    What are your responsibilities as an emergency medical technician (EMT) at the scene of a hazmat incident?
    • A. 

      Caring for the injured and monitor and rehabilitating the hazmat team members.

    • B. 

      Determining wind flow and type of chemical involved.

    • C. 

      Putting out the fire and gaining access to the patient

    • D. 

      Stabilizing the incident as fast as possible.

  • 14. 
    Which device is commonly used for patient transfers in wartime and disaster situations?
    • A. 

      Army field litter

    • B. 

      Long backboard

    • C. 

      Scoop stretcher

    • D. 

      Stoke's basket

  • 15. 
    If an individual walks in to a medical treatment facility (MTF) and asks for assistance bringing in a family member, you should ask
    • A. 

      If the patient can walk to determine if you need to call for help

    • B. 

      How old the patient is to determine if you should call another clinic

    • C. 

      What is wrong with the patient to determine the appropriate transfer device

    • D. 

      If the patient is authorized care at your facility

  • 16. 
    If you are treating a severely injured patient with a life-threatening problem, it may be appropriate to skip the
    • A. 

      Initial patient assessment

    • B. 

      Detailed physical exam

    • C. 

      Initial physical exam

    • D. 

      Vital signs

  • 17. 
    In minutes, what is the recommended interval for reassessment of a unstable patient?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 18. 
    Which acronym is used by emergency medical technicians (EMT) in the field to describe a possible fracture?
    • A. 

      Range of motion (ROM)

    • B. 

      Painful, swollen deformity (PSD)

    • C. 

      Purified protein derivative (PPD)

    • D. 

      Alert, verbal, painful, unresponsive (AVPU).

  • 19. 
    Which classifications of a fracture are considered more serious because greater blood loss or contamination is possible?
    • A. 

      Open

    • B. 

      Closed

    • C. 

      Internal fixation

    • D. 

      External fixation

  • 20. 
    While working in the emergency room, a patient comes in and states that he or she has splashed a chemical in his or her eye, what should you determine first?
    • A. 

      The patient's visual acuity

    • B. 

      If the patient is experiencing any pain

    • C. 

      Whether the patient is authorized care in this facility

    • D. 

      If the patient is wearing contact lenses and which eye

  • 21. 
    In what anatomical location is the pacemaker lead inserted when using a temporary external pulse generator system?
    • A. 

      Left atrium

    • B. 

      Right atrium

    • C. 

      Left ventricle

    • D. 

      Right ventricle

  • 22. 
    In the objective information section of the paperwork, it is important to identify the patient's
    • A. 

      Statement that he or she feels dizzy

    • B. 

      Plan to resolve a health issue

    • C. 

      Complaint of headache

    • D. 

      Pulse rate

  • 23. 
    A proctoscopy is an inspection of the
    • A. 

      Rectum

    • B. 

      Sigmoid colon

    • C. 

      Ascending colon

    • D. 

      Transverse colon

  • 24. 
    When educating the patient with psuedofolliculitis barbae (PFB) on proper shaving methods, you should instruct the patient to avoid all of the following except shaving
    • A. 

      In the opposite direction of hair growth

    • B. 

      In the direction of hair growth

    • C. 

      With facial skin stretched

    • D. 

      With slow strokes

  • 25. 
    The eye can generally see wavelengths between
    • A. 

      200 and 800 nanometers(nm)

    • B. 

      300 and 650 nm

    • C. 

      400 and 750 nm

    • D. 

      500 and 850 nm

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