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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    As a general rule, the patient's signature is required for each transport unless they are physically or mentally incapable of signing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement states that the patient's signature is required for each transport unless they are physically or mentally incapable of signing. This implies that in most cases, the patient's signature is necessary for transportation. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 2. 

    True or False:  in some situations, an authorized representative may sign for the patient?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If the patient is physically or mentally unable to sign, an authorized representative may sign for them. In these situations, you should thoroughly document why the patient cannot sign.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is NOT considered an authorized representative for signature purposes?

    • A.

      Power of Attorney

    • B.

      Spouse of the patient

    • C.

      A Priority Ambulance Crewmember

    • D.

      All of the above are authorized representatives

    Correct Answer
    C. A Priority Ambulance Crewmember
    Explanation
    A Priority Ambulance Crewmember is NOT considered an authorized representative for signature purposes. While a Power of Attorney and the spouse of the patient are typically authorized representatives who can sign on behalf of the patient, a Priority Ambulance Crewmember does not have the legal authority to sign documents on behalf of the patient.

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  • 4. 

    If the patient is unable to sign and an authorized representative signs for them, you are required to document why the patient was not able to sign.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    anytime the patient does not sign for themselves, there should be clear documentation as to why they could not sign.

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  • 5. 

    If your patient asks you to "just sign my name for me".  You should do so in the patient signature section.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In no circumstance should you ever sign the patients name. If they are unable to sign, then you should have an authorized representative sign for them. If the patient cannot sign and no authorized representative is available or willing to sign, then you should complete the crew attestation and thoroughly document why the patient could not sign and that no authorized rep was available.

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