Paramedic Quiz 4 - 45 Mins - EMT-p

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  • 1. 
    What is pH?
    • A. 

      The phosphorus level

    • B. 

      The oxygen saturation

    • C. 

      The hydrogen ion concentration

    • D. 

      The hemoglogin level

  • 2. 
    Which is the most important in evaluating a patient with all illness causing abdominal pain?
    • A. 

      Appearance of the patient

    • B. 

      Palpitation

    • C. 

      Vital signs

    • D. 

      Patient history

  • 3. 
    What heart valve prevents the backflow of blood into the right atrium?
    • A. 

      Aortic valve

    • B. 

      Tricuspid valve

    • C. 

      Bicuspid valve

    • D. 

      Mitral valve

  • 4. 
    In some people, congenitally weakened areas of the lungs may rupture causing:
    • A. 

      Alveolar pneumonia

    • B. 

      Pulmonary edema

    • C. 

      Spontaneous pneumothorax

    • D. 

      Hemothorax

  • 5. 
    Uncompensated shock is evidenced by:
    • A. 

      Rising temperature

    • B. 

      Falling blood pressure

    • C. 

      Cold, clammy skin

    • D. 

      Rising pulse rate

  • 6. 
    A patient who is hyperventilating may have which acid-base condition?
    • A. 

      Respiratory acidosis

    • B. 

      Metabolic acidosis

    • C. 

      Metabolic alkalosis

    • D. 

      Respiratory alkalosis

  • 7. 
    A 31 year old male is involved in a MVA. Vital signs are 90/68, 100, and 40. Trachea is deviated to the right, breath sounds are absent on the left, hyperresonance is noted on the left side on percussion. What is mostly likely the problem?
    • A. 

      Simple pneumothorax

    • B. 

      Pericardial tamponade

    • C. 

      Hemothorax

    • D. 

      Tension pneumothorax

  • 8. 
    What is the name for alveolar collapse?
    • A. 

      Pulmonary edema

    • B. 

      Tension pneumothroax

    • C. 

      Pneumonia

    • D. 

      Atelectasis

  • 9. 
    The signs of epiglottitis are:
    • A. 

      Fever and chills

    • B. 

      Dysphagia and drooling

    • C. 

      Rales and dyspnea

    • D. 

      Aphasia and fever

  • 10. 
    Your 25 year old female patient is complaining of vaginal discharge and abdominal pain which increased with intercourse. The patient relates that she may have been exposed to gonorrhea. The patient is most likely suffering from:
    • A. 

      Uterine rupture

    • B. 

      Ectopic pregnancy

    • C. 

      PID

    • D. 

      AIDS

  • 11. 
    The APGAR score evaluates:
    • A. 

      Pulse, reflex ability, appearance, BP

    • B. 

      Pulse, respirations, BP, activity, color

    • C. 

      Pulse, respirations, activity, color, grimace

    • D. 

      BP, pulse, gestation, color, respiration

  • 12. 
    The rescuer's initial ventilation of a requiring CPR should be:
    • A. 

      Four quick breaths

    • B. 

      One quick breath

    • C. 

      Two full breaths

    • D. 

      Five full breaths

  • 13. 
    Which drug is contraindicated in asthma patients?
    • A. 

      CaCl

    • B. 

      Digitalis

    • C. 

      Inderal

    • D. 

      Epinephrine

  • 14. 
    The proper rate for rescue breathing for an adult is:
    • A. 

      8 breaths/minute

    • B. 

      12 breaths/minute

    • C. 

      5 breaths/minute

    • D. 

      20 breaths/minute

  • 15. 
    Which drug must be given cautiously to patients currently taking digitalis?
    • A. 

      D50

    • B. 

      Diazepam

    • C. 

      Epinephrine

    • D. 

      CaCl

  • 16. 
    The death which occurs at the moment the heart stops is:
    • A. 

      Irreversible death

    • B. 

      DRT

    • C. 

      Biological death

    • D. 

      Clinical death

  • 17. 
    The physician orders 5 mcg/kg/min of dopamine for an 80 kg patient. You put 400mg of Dopamine in 250 ml D5W. What is the correct rate using microdrip tubing?
    • A. 

      15 gtts/min

    • B. 

      120 gtts/min

    • C. 

      30 gtts/min

    • D. 

      40 gtts/min

  • 18. 
    The rate of adult compressions in CPR is:
    • A. 

      5-2

    • B. 

      80-100

    • C. 

      100 plus per minute

    • D. 

      15-1

  • 19. 
    What is the action of insulin?
    • A. 

      Transfers glucose into cells

    • B. 

      Stimulates alpha receptors

    • C. 

      Produces hemolysis of RBCs

    • D. 

      Produces glucagon

  • 20. 
    The term that which describes normal respirations is:
    • A. 

      Orthopnea

    • B. 

      Eupena

    • C. 

      Bradypnea

    • D. 

      Dyspnea

  • 21. 
    The joint action of two drugs where the combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effect is called:
    • A. 

      Antagonism

    • B. 

      Synergism

    • C. 

      Idiosycrasy

    • D. 

      Potentiation

  • 22. 
    The problem with communciation of the elderly is most often due to:
    • A. 

      A hearing loss

    • B. 

      Confusion

    • C. 

      Senility

    • D. 

      Organic brain syndrome

  • 23. 
    In a COPD patient the respiratory drive is triggered by?
    • A. 

      Hypocarbia

    • B. 

      Hypoxia

    • C. 

      Hypovolemia

    • D. 

      Hypercarbia