Paramedic Quiz 8 - 45 Mins - EMT-p

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  • 1. 
    Depolarization is the :
    • A. 

      Recovery of the cell

    • B. 

      Electrical stimulus results in defibrillation

    • C. 

      Electrical stimulus moves throughout the cell and results in cardiac muscle work

    • D. 

      The cell will not respond to strong stimulus

  • 2. 
    Principles of restraining patients include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Free the restraints after the patient displays rational behavior

    • B. 

      Restrain all extremities

    • C. 

      Have adequate numbers of people

    • D. 

      Restrain as a last resort

  • 3. 
    You started an IV in the external jugular. As you attach the tubing you note blood pulse back up into the tubing. You will:
    • A. 

      Attach a blood filter

    • B. 

      Tape the IV in place, clamp the tubing and start another

    • C. 

      D/C the IV, withdraw the catheter and apply pressure for 5 minutes

    • D. 

      Slow the IV to KVO rate

  • 4. 
    In lead II what are you reading?
    • A. 

      -RA to +LL

    • B. 

      -LA to +LL

    • C. 

      +RA to -LL

    • D. 

      -RA to +LA

  • 5. 
    Ischemia is defined as:
    • A. 

      Is a restriction in blood supply with resultant damage or dysfunction of tissue.

    • B. 

      Lack of CO2 to the cells

    • C. 

      Deficient iron supply

    • D. 

      Deficient blood supply

  • 6. 
    Defibrillation of an infant requires:
    • A. 

      5 joules/kg

    • B. 

      1 joule/kg

    • C. 

      200 joules

    • D. 

      2-4 joules/kg

  • 7. 
    In tension pneumothorax the patient has:
    • A. 

      Tracheal deviation toward affected side

    • B. 

      Tracheal deviation away from affected side

    • C. 

      Over inflation of the lung

    • D. 

      Ruptured spleen

  • 8. 
    R on T phenomenon may result in:
    • A. 

      Supraventricular tachycardia

    • B. 

      Premature atrial contractions

    • C. 

      Atrial fibrillation

    • D. 

      Ventricular fibrillation

  • 9. 
    Tension pneumothorax causes:
    • A. 

      Lack of blood return to the atria

    • B. 

      Pulmonary embolism

    • C. 

      Thrombosis

    • D. 

      Cardiac tamponade effect

  • 10. 
    A 60 year old patient with a-fib develops signs of CVA. This is probably due to:
    • A. 

      Pulmonary embolism

    • B. 

      Cerebral embolism

    • C. 

      Cerebral hemorrhage

    • D. 

      Cerebral thrombosis

  • 11. 
    A 27 year old male involved in a MVA is complaining of chest pain. You would treat this patient as having a(n):
    • A. 

      Pulmonary embolism

    • B. 

      Thrombosis

    • C. 

      MI

    • D. 

      Angina attack

  • 12. 
    For how long may you interrupt CPR to intubate?
    • A. 

      45 seconds

    • B. 

      5 seconds

    • C. 

      10 seconds

    • D. 

      30 seconds

  • 13. 
    You suspect a patient is having an MI. You base this on:
    • A. 

      Opinion of base hospital physician

    • B. 

      Hx of the acute illness

    • C. 

      Appearance of patient

    • D. 

      Vital signs

  • 14. 
    Which statement is true of suicides?
    • A. 

      Most give no prior notice of what they will do

    • B. 

      Many have a history of psychiatric illness

    • C. 

      Women are more successful than men

    • D. 

      Many suicides isolate themselves

  • 15. 
    A woman watches her husband and son die in a domestic disturbance. She appears paralyzed, but no injury is found. What is she likely suffering from?
    • A. 

      Conversion hysteria

    • B. 

      Psychogenic shock

    • C. 

      Nerogenic shock

    • D. 

      Post-traumatic shock

  • 16. 
    A 20 year old male fractured his leg one week ago. He has taken aspirin for pain. He gets up and becomes short of breath. He probably suffered a(n)
    • A. 

      Acute MI

    • B. 

      Pulmonary embolism

    • C. 

      Thrombosis

    • D. 

      Angina attack

  • 17. 
    A patient who is pacing, anxious, and blaming himself may be suffering from:
    • A. 

      Schizophrenia

    • B. 

      Conversion hysteria

    • C. 

      Depression

    • D. 

      Subdued mania

  • 18. 
    What is usually true in GI bleeding?
    • A. 

      Duodenal ulcer is most common cause

    • B. 

      Never dark red in color

    • C. 

      Peptic ulcer is most common cause

    • D. 

      Never bright red in color

  • 19. 
    What is described as the movement of a substance across the cell membrane against the osmotic gradient using energy?
    • A. 

      Osmosis

    • B. 

      Active transport

    • C. 

      Diffusion

    • D. 

      Facilitated transport

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is an emetic?
    • A. 

      Ipecac liquid

    • B. 

      Ipecac syrup

    • C. 

      Activated charcoal

    • D. 

      Atropine

  • 21. 
    100 mls of 2% lidocaine contains how much lidocaine?
    • A. 

      2000 mg

    • B. 

      200 mg

    • C. 

      2000 mcg

    • D. 

      20 gm

  • 22. 
    To secure the airway in a trauma patient, you should:
    • A. 

      Use only an oropharyngeal airway

    • B. 

      Place an EOA and hyperextend the neck

    • C. 

      Place an ET tube putting the head in a sniffing position

    • D. 

      Place an ET tube while your partner maintains in-line immobilization

  • 23. 
    An infant with one leg burned on both sides has what percent of body burned?
    • A. 

      9%

    • B. 

      18%

    • C. 

      13.5%

    • D. 

      12%

  • 24. 
    A 30 year old female has just taken 100 tablets of Tylenol. What should you administer?
    • A. 

      60 mls ipecac syrup

    • B. 

      30 mls ipecac water

    • C. 

      30 mls ipecac syrup

    • D. 

      50 gms activated charcoal