Paramedic Protocols 2008

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Paramedic Quizzes & Trivia

Paramedic Standing Orders Quiz 2008


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Paramedics are authorized, in the State of Delaware, to function as independant providers of advanced life support services.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Paramedics may only perform advanced life support procedures when functioning as members of an on-duty Advanced Life Support unit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following does NOT constitute the unlawful practice of medicine in the State of Delaware Paramedic Standing Orders.
    • A. 

      Performing ALS skills while serving on BLS units

    • B. 

      Carrying ALS equipment in personal vehicles for the purpose of responding to medical emergencies.

    • C. 

      Functioning as a physician extender.

    • D. 

      Offering or providing paramedic services in setting other than those described in the Paramedic Standing Orders.

  • 4. 
    All should be included in a radio report except:
    • A. 

      Paramedic unit number

    • B. 

      Patients name

    • C. 

      Chief complaint

    • D. 

      Patient age

    • E. 

      Vital signs

  • 5. 
    What is the correct dosage of Zofran?
    • A. 

      4 mg

    • B. 

      6 mg

    • C. 

      10 mg

    • D. 

      50 mg

  • 6. 
    Zofran is indicated for:
    • A. 

      Cardiac arrythmias

    • B. 

      Stable tachycardia

    • C. 

      Head trauma

    • D. 

      Respiratory distress

    • E. 

      Nausea and vomiting

  • 7. 
    If wheezing continues after first albuterol treament is completed, you may adminster a second dose of up to 5 mg albuterol if the patients heart rate remains less than:
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      120

    • C. 

      130

    • D. 

      150

    • E. 

      170

  • 8. 
    For properly indicated patients you may administer corticosteriods (prednisione and Solu-medrol) without contacting medical control.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Indications for Pulmonary Edema due to Congestive Heart Failure include all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Shortness of breathing and air hunger

    • B. 

      Fever and vomiting

    • C. 

      Tachypnea and tachycardia

    • D. 

      Elevated blood pressure and neck vein distention

    • E. 

      Diaphoresis and rales

  • 10. 
    Patient presents with shortness of breath, diaphoresis, high blood pressure, and rales throughout lung fields.  Which of the following if NOT in the proper course of treatment
    • A. 

      If the patient is on Lasix administer the patients total daily dose up to 120 mg. Otherwise administer 40 mg.

    • B. 

      Administer 1 inch of nitroglycerine paste.

    • C. 

      Consider CPAP

    • D. 

      Administer 150 mg of amiodorone over 10 minutes.

    • E. 

      Administer 0.4 mg of nitroglycerin. With repeat doses of 0.8 mg every 3-5 minutes.

  • 11. 
    Systolic blood pressure must remain above 110 mmHg for nitroglycerin administration in the pulmonary edema due to CHF standing order.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What is the correct medication to administer for a tricyclic antidepressant overdose?
    • A. 

      Sodium Bicarbonate

    • B. 

      Glucagon

    • C. 

      Versed

    • D. 

      Calcium Chloride

  • 13. 
    For a suspected stroke, administer oxygen via nasal cannula at a quantity sufficient to maintain the oxygen saturation equal to or greater than:
    • A. 

      90%

    • B. 

      92%

    • C. 

      94%

    • D. 

      95%

    • E. 

      97%

  • 14. 
    What is the dose of Magnesium Sulfate for seizures secondary to eclampsia?
    • A. 

      1-2 g

    • B. 

      3 mg

    • C. 

      2-4 g

    • D. 

      5 g

    • E. 

      5 mg

  • 15. 
    Patient presents with pale, cool, moist skin.  Complaining of pain in both arms, nausea, and epigastric pain.  EKG shows no elevation of depression in any leads at present.  All of the following are correct initial treatments except:
    • A. 

      162 mg aspirin PO

    • B. 

      50 mcg Fentanyl

    • C. 

      0.4 mg nitroglycerin sublingual

    • D. 

      Venous access

    • E. 

      1 inch nitroglycerin paste