Paramedic Quiz 5 - 45 Mins - EMT-p

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  • 1. 
    A pregnant patient suffering from edema, hypertension and increased muscle tone is likely suffering from:
    • A. 

      Preeclampsis

    • B. 

      Ecclampsia

    • C. 

      PMS

    • D. 

      Postural hypotension

  • 2. 
    A radio's squelch should be adjusted:
    • A. 

      Monthly

    • B. 

      Before each tranmission

    • C. 

      Every time the radio is turned on

    • D. 

      When it is first installed

  • 3. 
    The most common cause of airway obstruction in the unconscious victim of an unwitnessed collapse is:
    • A. 

      Dentures

    • B. 

      Tongue

    • C. 

      Mucous

    • D. 

      Food

  • 4. 
    Which drug is used as both an anti-arrthmic and an anti-convulsant?
    • A. 

      Diazepam

    • B. 

      Lidocaine

    • C. 

      Phenytoin

    • D. 

      Physostigmine

  • 5. 
    The preferred site for intraocceous needle placement in the field is:
    • A. 

      Midshaft femur

    • B. 

      Distal tibia

    • C. 

      Distal femur

    • D. 

      Proximal tibia

  • 6. 
    A 35 year old male on bedrest got up and suddenly develoiped chest pain and severe dyspnea. His lung sounds are clear and equal. What do you suspect?
    • A. 

      Pulmonary embolism

    • B. 

      Spontaneous pneumothorax

    • C. 

      Acute MI

    • D. 

      Pneumonia

  • 7. 
    A patient presents with vomiting, headache, and yellow vision. The monitor shows rapid atrial fib with frequent PVCs. The patient states that she takes a heart pill. She is most likely suffering from:
    • A. 

      Lasix overdose

    • B. 

      Lidocaine toxicity

    • C. 

      Influenza

    • D. 

      Lanoxin toxicity

  • 8. 
    While administering 6 liters of O2 to a COPD patient, the patient suddenly becomes apneic. You should:
    • A. 

      Discontinue the O2 therapy

    • B. 

      Begin assisting ventilations with a BVM

    • C. 

      Increase the O2 flow

    • D. 

      Immediately intubate the patient

  • 9. 
    A patient with a history of seizures is most likely to take which medications:
    • A. 

      Inderal and digitalis

    • B. 

      Lasix and lanoxin

    • C. 

      Theo-dur and lznoxin

    • D. 

      Dilantin and phenobarbitol

  • 10. 
    Bleeding in the third trimester of pregnancy without pain is most likely:
    • A. 

      PID

    • B. 

      Placenta previa

    • C. 

      Abruptio placenta

    • D. 

      Mittleschmertz

  • 11. 
    Treatment of neurogenic shock should include:
    • A. 

      Oxygen, IV, PASG, consider vasopressors

    • B. 

      IV, aramine, lidocaine infusion

    • C. 

      Oxygen, IC, aramine, Trendelenberg position

    • D. 

      Oxygen, IV, valium

  • 12. 
    A 30 year old unconscious patient has an obstructed airway unrelieved by abdominal thrusts. The next therapy would be:
    • A. 

      Direct laryngoscopy

    • B. 

      Attempt to ventilate

    • C. 

      Positive pressure ventilation

    • D. 

      Cricothyrotomy

  • 13. 
    Vasopressors may be indicated in which type of shock?
    • A. 

      Neurogenic

    • B. 

      Hypovolemic

    • C. 

      Respiratory

    • D. 

      Metabolic

  • 14. 
    A patient receiving a unit of blood begins complaining of lower back pain, substernal chest pain, dyspnea and a headache. What do you suspect?
    • A. 

      Dehydration

    • B. 

      Pyrogenic reaction

    • C. 

      Hemolytic reaction

    • D. 

      Anaphylactic reaction

  • 15. 
    A patient complaining of chest pain who is showing multifocal PVCs on the monitor should be treated with:
    • A. 

      1mg/kg lidocaine bolus

    • B. 

      1 mg/kg bretylium bolus

    • C. 

      2-4 mcg/kg lidocaine bolus

    • D. 

      2-4 mcg/kg lidocaine infusion

  • 16. 
    The paramedic should know that the administration of nitrous oxide?
    • A. 

      Should not be used if patient has a suspected AMI

    • B. 

      Causes a decrease in intracranial pressure

    • C. 

      Should be self administered by the patient only

    • D. 

      Should not be used in trauma patients

  • 17. 
    For every unit of blood lost in trauma, how much crystalloid must be infused?
    • A. 

      Twice as much

    • B. 

      Equal amount

    • C. 

      Half as much

    • D. 

      Three times the amount

  • 18. 
    Which drug is a parasympathetic antagonist?
    • A. 

      Lidocaine

    • B. 

      Atropine

    • C. 

      Digoxin

    • D. 

      Dopamine

  • 19. 
    A patient who is listless, slovenly, unkempt, is most likely suffering from:
    • A. 

      Depression

    • B. 

      Mania

    • C. 

      Anorexia

    • D. 

      Paranoia

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is NOT an endpoint to the administration of procainamide?
    • A. 

      The dysrhythmia is suppressed

    • B. 

      QRS narrows by more than 50%

    • C. 

      1 gm has been administered

    • D. 

      Hypotension develops

  • 21. 
    Which of the following solutions is hypotonic?
    • A. 

      D50W

    • B. 

      045% NSS

    • C. 

      0.9% NSS

    • D. 

      D5W

  • 22. 
    A heat exhaustion patient is suffering from what type of shock?
    • A. 

      Cardiogenic

    • B. 

      Neurogenic

    • C. 

      Hypovolemic

    • D. 

      Metabolic