Paramedic Module 1 Part 2

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 199

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Paramedic Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Diseases caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors are called
  • 2. 
    A major advance in the development of EMS as a true health-care profession was the:
    • A. 

      Book Our Bodies, Our selves

    • B. 

      Formation of the National Association of EMTs

    • C. 

      1998 EMT Paramedic National Standard Curriculum

  • 3. 
    The hypoxic drive is stimulated by:
    • A. 

      Low PaO2

    • B. 

      High PaCO2

    • C. 

      Low PACO2

    • D. 

      High PaO2

  • 4. 
    The tip of a curved laryngoscope blade is placed correctly:
    • A. 

      In the vallecula

    • B. 

      Under the epiglottis

    • C. 

      At the glottic opening

    • D. 

      At the junction of the hard and soft palates

  • 5. 
    When correctly placed, the tip of a straight laryngoscope blade should be
    • A. 

      At the uvula

    • B. 

      At the soft palate

    • C. 

      In the vallecula

    • D. 

      Under the epiglottis

  • 6. 
    A decrease in cell size resulting from a decreased workload is called
    • A. 

      Hyperplasia

    • B. 

      Mitosis

    • C. 

      Atrophy

    • D. 

      Dysplasia

  • 7. 
    An increase in the nuber of cells resulting from an increased workload is known as
    • A. 

      Hyperplasia

    • B. 

      Hypertrophy

    • C. 

      Atrophy

    • D. 

      Dysplasia

  • 8. 
    Aerobic exercise gradually causes _______ of the myocardium
    • A. 

      Dilation

    • B. 

      Atrophy

    • C. 

      Hypertrophy

    • D. 

      Hyperplasia

  • 9. 
    The most common cause of cellular injury is oxygen deficiency, or
    • A. 

      Ischemia

    • B. 

      Hypoxia

    • C. 

      Infarction

    • D. 

      Inflammation

  • 10. 
    A microorganism capable of producing infection or disease is called a
    • A. 

      Parasite

    • B. 

      Lysosome

    • C. 

      Pathogen

    • D. 

      Fungus

  • 11. 
    Necrosis means:
    • A. 

      An injured cell destroying itself

    • B. 

      Cell death

    • C. 

      Oxygen deficiency

    • D. 

      A buildup of cell waste products

  • 12. 
    Edema is excess fluid in the
    • A. 

      Interstitial space

    • B. 

      Extracellular space

    • C. 

      Intracellular space

    • D. 

      Intravascular space

  • 13. 
    The component of blood that contains hemoglobin and transports oxygen is the:
  • 14. 
    Plasma is made up of approximately what percentage of water?
  • 15. 
    Intravenous fluids that contain proteins are called:
  • 16. 
    Lactated Ringer's solution is an example of a __________ solution.
  • 17. 
    An electrolyte solution of sodium chloride in water is:
  • 18. 
    A high concentration of hydrogen ions is known as:
  • 19. 
    Every human somatic cell contains how many PAIRS of chromosomes? 
  • 20. 
    Impaired ventilation is the cause of:
    • A. 

      Respiratory alkalosis

    • B. 

      Metabolic alkalosis

    • C. 

      Respiratory acidosis

    • D. 

      Metabolic acidosis

  • 21. 
    Vomiting, diarrhea or diabetes can cause
    • A. 

      Repiratory alkalosis

    • B. 

      Metabolic alkalosis

    • C. 

      Respiratory acidosis

    • D. 

      Metabolic acidosis

  • 22. 
    Characteristics of impaired cellular metabolism in shock include impaired use of:
  • 23. 
    The type of shock resulting from arteries losing tone and dilating is known as
  • 24. 
    The progressive impairment of two or more organ systems resulting from an uncontrolled inflammatory response to a severe illness or injury is called:
    • A. 

      Multiple organ system failure

    • B. 

      Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome

    • C. 

      Multiple system failure

  • 25. 
    The most common presentation of MODS within the first 24 hours after resuscitation includes:
    • A. 

      Immune system collapse

    • B. 

      Pulmonary failure

    • C. 

      General hypermetabolic state.

    • D. 

      Hematologic failure