Paramedic Quiz 7 - 45 Mins - EMT-p

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  • 1. 
    The physician orders 8 mcg/min of isuprell for a 70 kg patient. You put 2 mg in 250 mls of D5W. What is the rate of microdrips?
    • A. 

      120 gtts/min

    • B. 

      30 gtts/min

    • C. 

      90 gtts/min

    • D. 

      60 gtts/min

  • 2. 
    If a rescuer inadvertently increase rate and depth while ventilationg a patient is may result in:
    • A. 

      Hypercarbia and metabolic acidosis

    • B. 

      Hypercarbia and respiratory alkalosis

    • C. 

      Hypocarbia and metabolic alkalosis

    • D. 

      Hypocarbia and respiratory acidosis

  • 3. 
    You are treating a 35 year old male who was the driver in a MVA. He is complaining of chest pain and shows steering wheel imprints on the chest. Lung sounds are equal bilaterally. Patient is hypertensive but has bilateral decreased femoral pulses. Which is the most likely diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Fractured sternum

    • B. 

      Rib fractures

    • C. 

      Dissected aorta

    • D. 

      Tension pneumothorax

  • 4. 
    In a normal person, respiration is triggered by:
    • A. 

      CO2 level

    • B. 

      Oxygen level

    • C. 

      CO level

    • D. 

      HCO3 level

  • 5. 
    Which injuries have the lowest priority in the field?
    • A. 

      Thoracic trauma and airway obstruction

    • B. 

      Respiratory burns and abdominal trauma

    • C. 

      Cardiac trauma and head injury

    • D. 

      Spinal injury and open fractures

  • 6. 
    Initial therapy for a child with a high fever, drooling, and anxiety is:
    • A. 

      Direct laryngoscopy

    • B. 

      Humidified O2 by mask

    • C. 

      Prepare for intubation

    • D. 

      Administer racemic epinephrine

  • 7. 
    What would you NOT use in neonatal resuscitation?
    • A. 

      Epinephrine

    • B. 

      CPR

    • C. 

      Endotracheal intubation

    • D. 

      A high flow O2 by demand valve

  • 8. 
    Catecholamines are:
    • A. 

      Sympathomimetic

    • B. 

      Parasympathetic

    • C. 

      Cholinergic

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    How do you know your treatment for shock is effective?
    • A. 

      Return of spontaneous ventilation

    • B. 

      Blood pressure rises

    • C. 

      Cyanosis is gone

    • D. 

      2 liters of fluid have been given

  • 10. 
    A drug with predominantly alpha effects will cause:
    • A. 

      Vasoconstriction

    • B. 

      Vasodilation

    • C. 

      Bronchodilation

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Hypovolemic shock is an emergency condition in which severe blood and fluid loss makes the heart unable to pump enough blood to the body. This type of shock can cause many organs to stop working.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A 5 year old is leaning forward, drooling, stridorous, feverish, and has pain on swallowing. He most likely has:
    • A. 

      Bronchiolitis

    • B. 

      Epiglottitis

    • C. 

      Croup

    • D. 

      Asthma

  • 13. 
    Which area reflects the central venous pressure?
    • A. 

      Aorta

    • B. 

      Right atrium

    • C. 

      Pulmonary artery

    • D. 

      Radial artery

  • 14. 
    The patient who is decorticate will move his hands and arms:
    • A. 

      Toward the body

    • B. 

      Over the head

    • C. 

      Extended away from the body

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    A drug with beta effects will cause:
    • A. 

      Vasoconstriction

    • B. 

      Bronchoconstriction

    • C. 

      Increased heart rate

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Which is the correct placement of the paddles for defibrillation?
    • A. 

      Cardiac apex and over center of sternum

    • B. 

      Cardiac apex and on sternum at Angle of Louis

    • C. 

      Cardiac apex and on left of sternum

    • D. 

      Cardiac apex and below clavicle, right of sternum

  • 17. 
    Acetylcholine is active which systems:
    • A. 

      Antagonistic

    • B. 

      Adrenergic

    • C. 

      Sympathetic

    • D. 

      Parasympathetic

  • 18. 
    What do you call a coarse rub or bark on expiration?
    • A. 

      Wheezes

    • B. 

      Croup

    • C. 

      Rhonchi

    • D. 

      Rales

  • 19. 
    The most significant problem resulting from hypoglycemia is:
    • A. 

      Loss of consciousness

    • B. 

      Damage to the pancreas

    • C. 

      Damage to the brain cells

    • D. 

      Hunger

  • 20. 
    By what process does a solute move from a higher concentration to a lower concentration?
    • A. 

      Magic

    • B. 

      Activity

    • C. 

      Osmosis

    • D. 

      Diffusion

  • 21. 
    A diabetic with hypertension who experiences numbness of the left arm for 30 minutes has likely had:
    • A. 

      Focal seizures

    • B. 

      Conversion hysteria

    • C. 

      Petit mal seizures

    • D. 

      Transient ischemic attacks

  • 22. 
    You put 1 gm of lidocaine in 250 mls of D5W. You are told to administer 2mg/min. How many gtts/min is this?
    • A. 

      60 gtts

    • B. 

      45 gtts

    • C. 

      15 gtts

    • D. 

      30 gtts