Paramedic Practice Quiz

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Paramedic Practice Quiz

Paramedics are the first medical practitioners that get to a person in case of an emergency. This is why they should be skilled in the different types of emergencies they may face and how to ensure the safety and health of the patient is not compromised before they get to the hospital. This is a quiz is designed to help you prepare for the NREMT exam. Try it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where is the Macintosh blade inserted during intubation?
    • A. 

      Epiglottis

    • B. 

      Trachea

    • C. 

      Vallecula

    • D. 

      Larynx

  • 2. 
    What airway technique do you use when you have a 50yr old male patient who was involved in a MVA, unresponsive, and snoring respirations? 
    • A. 

      Head tilt chin lift

    • B. 

      Oral Airway

    • C. 

      Nasal Airway

    • D. 

      Jaw Thrust manuever

  • 3. 
    What joules will you use to shock a 37 yr old male pt who weighs 200lbs?
    • A. 

      200 joules

    • B. 

      300 joules

    • C. 

      360 joules

    • D. 

      2-4 joules/kg

  • 4. 
    What is an adult dose of Epinephrine in cardiac arrest?
    • A. 

      2mg

    • B. 

      1mg

    • C. 

      2.5mg

    • D. 

      1mg/kg

  • 5. 
    How often can you administer Epinephrine?
    • A. 

      2-5min

    • B. 

      3-7min

    • C. 

      1-3min

    • D. 

      3-5min

  • 6. 
    What drug may you give in place of Epinephrine?
    • A. 

      Lidocaine

    • B. 

      Sodium Bicarb

    • C. 

      Vasopressin

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 7. 
    When doing CPR, how many compressions do you give each minute?
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      60

    • C. 

      90

    • D. 

      100

  • 8. 
    What do you want to avoid during CPR?
    • A. 

      Hyperventilation

    • B. 

      Hypoventilation

    • C. 

      Breaking the ribs

    • D. 

      Shocking the Patient

  • 9. 
    What are the T's when searching for and treating possible contributing factors?
  • 10. 
    When is a patient considered dead?
    • A. 

      When they are cold

    • B. 

      When they have no pulse

    • C. 

      When they are warm and dead

    • D. 

      When they are cold and dead

  • 11. 
    You use this without delay for High-degree blocks. Such as Type II second degree, or third degree heart blocks.
    • A. 

      Atropine

    • B. 

      Lidocaine

    • C. 

      Sodium Bicarb

    • D. 

      Transcutaneous Pacing

  • 12. 
    When treating a patient with bradycardia, what is your first initial action according to Bradycardia algorithm?
    • A. 

      Establish IV Access

    • B. 

      Assist Breathing

    • C. 

      Give them Oxygen

    • D. 

      Maintain Patent Airway

  • 13. 
    What is your dose for Adenosine?
    • A. 

      6mg, 6mg,12mg

    • B. 

      6mg, 12mg, 6mg

    • C. 

      12mg, 12mg, 6mg

    • D. 

      6mg, 12mg, 12mg

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Amiodarone

    • B. 

      Adenosine

    • C. 

      Atropine

    • D. 

      Diazepam

  • 15. 
    What is a normal adults respitory rate?
    • A. 

      8-12 breaths/min

    • B. 

      10-18 breaths/min

    • C. 

      13-21 breaths/min

    • D. 

      12-20 breaths/min

  • 16. 
    What is your first line for treating Acute Pulmonary Edema?
    • A. 

      Fluids, Blood Transfusion, oxygen, transport

    • B. 

      Oxygen, Nitro, Lasix, Morphine

    • C. 

      Oxygen, Fluids, Lasix, Valium

    • D. 

      Oxygen, Nitro, Lasix, Morphine, Fluids, Atropine

  • 17. 
    If you are having problems with Volume in a patient, what do you do?
    • A. 

      Give Fluids, Lasix, Morphine, Nitro, Check BP

    • B. 

      Give fluids, blood transfusions (if available), Consider Vasopressors, Cause specific interventions

    • C. 

      ABC's

    • D. 

      Call for Helicopter, Check ABC's, Give Fluids, Check BP, Furosemide, transport

  • 18. 
    If you have a hypothermic patient what is the first thing you do?
    • A. 

      Check ABC's

    • B. 

      Start CPR

    • C. 

      Check Core Temp

    • D. 

      Remove all wet garments

  • 19. 
    At what temp do you have Mild Hypothermia?
    • A. 

      93.2-96.8 degrees F

    • B. 

      86-93.2 degrees F

    • C. 

      80-86 degrees F

    • D. 

      94-97.8 degrees F

  • 20. 
    What are the 7 D's of Stroke Care?
    • A. 

      Dispatch, Door, Date, Decleration, Drug, Decision, Diazepam

    • B. 

      Dispatch, Door, Date, Detection, Drug, Diazepam, Delivery

    • C. 

      Detection, Dispatch, Delivery, Data, Decision, Drug, Diazepam

    • D. 

      Detection, Dispatch, Delivery, Door, Data, Decision, Drug

  • 21. 
    What three things can you look for when doing a Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale?
    • A. 

      Falls, Slurring, no smile, abnormal Speech

    • B. 

      Facial Droop, Arm Drift, Abnormal Speech

    • C. 

      Abnormal speech, talking really fast, screaming

    • D. 

      Facial Droop, Arm Drift, Drooling

  • 22. 
    What do you want to avoid giving a stroke patient?
    • A. 

      Thiamine

    • B. 

      D 5 W

    • C. 

      Excessive fluid loading

    • D. 

      D 5 W and excessive fluid loading

  • 23. 
    Why do you want to give Oxygen to a patient with ACS?
    • A. 

      May limit ischemic myocardial injury, reducing the amount of ST segment elevation.

    • B. 

      Inhibits Thromoxane A2 platelet aggregation to reduce coronary reocclusion and recurrent events after fibrinolytic therapy.

    • C. 

      Dilates coronary arteries and vascular smooth muscle in veins, arteries, and arterioles.

    • D. 

      Dilates arteries and veins, which redistributes blood volume and reduces ventricluar preload and afterload.

  • 24. 
    Why do you want to give Morphine to an ACS patient?
    • A. 

      Dilates coronary arteries and vascular smooth muscle in veins, arteries, and arterioles.

    • B. 

      May limit ischemic myocardial injury, reducing the amount of ST segment elevation.

    • C. 

      Inhibits Thromoxane A2 platelet aggregation to reduce coronary reocclusion and recurrent events after fibrinolytic therapy.

    • D. 

      Dilates arteries and veins, which redistributes blood volume and reduces ventricluar preload and afterload.

  • 25. 
    Why do you want to give asprin to a patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome?
    • A. 

      Dilates arteries and veins, which redistributes blood volume and reduces ventricluar preload and afterload.

    • B. 

      Inhibits Thromoxane A2 platelet aggregation to reduce coronary reocclusion and recurrent events after fibrinolytic therapy.

    • C. 

      Dilates coronary arteries and vascular smooth muscle in veins, arteries, and arterioles.

    • D. 

      May limit ischemic myocardial injury, reducing the amount of ST segment elevation.