Paramedic Quiz For Maes Students Chapter 1-5

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Paramedic Quizzes & Trivia

Quizzes based on Nancy carolines paramedic book. Updated with every chapter ( slowly but surely) and quizzes from my class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The main goal of any continuous quality improvement is to
    • A. 

      Promptly correct any problems once they are identified

    • B. 

      Identify and remove paramedics who are not competent

    • C. 

      Revamp protocols based on the current standards of care

    • D. 

      Asses for ongoing improvement before a problem arises

  • 2. 
    all of the following are examples of injury prevention EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Demonstrating the proper use of a bicycle helmet

    • B. 

      Instruction a person on how to wear a seatbelt properly

    • C. 

      Informing a patient of a loose rug at the top of the stairs

    • D. 

      Teaching rescue breathing and CPR to a group of citizens

  • 3. 
    a major distinction between a paramedic and an EMT-Basic is that the paramedic          
    • A. 

      Can be sued for negligence

    • B. 

      Is help to a higher professional standard

    • C. 

      Can function independently of a physician

    • D. 

      Performs a variety of invasive procedures

  • 4. 
    while you and your partner are en route to the scene of a patient in cardiac arrest, you should expect the emergency medical dispatcher EMD to
    • A. 

      Obtain your permission to give simple medical directions to the caller

    • B. 

      Instruct the caller on how to perform CPR until you arrive at the scene

    • C. 

      Advise you of the patients medical history so you can be better prepared

    • D. 

      Tell the called to place the patient in the recovery position and then reassess

  • 5. 
    if a paramedic is self-motivated, he or she should NOT
    • A. 

      Continuously educate him or herself

    • B. 

      Require maximum supervision at work

    • C. 

      Possess an internal drive for excellence

    • D. 

      Be able to accept constructive feedback

  • 6. 
    as an advocate for your patient you must
    • A. 

      Act in the patients best interest and remain respectful of his or her wishes and beliefs

    • B. 

      Allow your personal feelings to affect the quality of care that you provide to your patients

    • C. 

      Treat all patients the same, regardless of differences in lifestyle, culture, and personal values

    • D. 

      Keep suspicions of abuse or neglect to yourself if the patient fears retribution from the abuser

  • 7. 
    being sympathetic towards a patient means that you
    • A. 

      Reassure the patient of your competence

    • B. 

      Know exactly how the patient feels

    • C. 

      Acknowledge the patients feelings

    • D. 

      Feel a sense of sorrow for the patient

  • 8. 
    The main benefit to online medical control is that it
    • A. 

      Affords the paramedic better protection against a lawsuit

    • B. 

      Provides an immediate and specific patient care resource

    • C. 

      Allows the physician and paramedic to develop a rapport

    • D. 

      Facilitates a faster transport to the emergency department

  • 9. 
    The primary focus of a CQI program should be on
    • A. 

      Modifying protocols as needed

    • B. 

      Improving patient care delivery

    • C. 

      Identifying incompetent medics

    • D. 

      Reviewing all patient care reports

  • 10. 
    when the paramedic is caring for a patient, it is MOST important to
    • A. 

      Always transport to the closest medical facility

    • B. 

      Start an IV line in case medications are needed

    • C. 

      Remembering to to use basic life support interventions

    • D. 

      Formulate a field impression as soon as possible

  • 11. 
    which of the following dimensions of wellbeing is LEAST essential to a healthy life.
    • A. 

      Mental

    • B. 

      Physical

    • C. 

      Financial

    • D. 

      Emotional

  • 12. 
    immediately following exposure to a patients blood or body fluids the paramedic should
    • A. 

      Be evaluated by a physician

    • B. 

      Thoroughly document the exposure

    • C. 

      Obtain the proper immunization boosters

    • D. 

      Wash the affected area with soap and water

  • 13. 
    Ignoring ones circadian rhythms may result in all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Decreased physical coordination

    • B. 

      Enhanced social functioning

    • C. 

      Persistent difficulty with sleep

    • D. 

      Impairment of higher thought function

  • 14. 
    the BEST way for a paramedic to sustain energy is to
    • A. 

      Limit water intake to less than 16 ounces per day

    • B. 

      Ear a large meal at the beginning of his/her shift

    • C. 

      Carry numerous small snacks that can be eaten slowly

    • D. 

      Drink fewer than 4 caffeinated beverages before work.

  • 15. 
    The key to remaining happy in your career as a paramedic is to
    • A. 

      Continually garner addictional medical knowledge, even when you are at home and not on duty

    • B. 

      Remain dedicated as a paramedic and explain the uniqueness of your job to your friends and family

    • C. 

      Make a deliberate effort to create a healthy balance between your life and work and your life away from work

    • D. 

      Place as much energy into EMS as possible so less energy will be required to deal with the stress involved with it.

  • 16. 
    A return to an earlier age level of behavior or emotional adjustment during a crisis situation is called
    • A. 

      Projection

    • B. 

      Regression

    • C. 

      Digression

    • D. 

      Redirection

  • 17. 
    A formal critical incident stress debriefing:
    • A. 

      Typically takes about 1 hour and is usually conducted with the workplace with the EMS providers supervisor and medical director present.

    • B. 

      Is designed to accelerate the normal recovery process and to help EMS personnel realize that their reaction to a stressful even are normal.

    • C. 

      Is usually a brief defusing session that is typically conducted at the scene of a major incident and facilitates the normal process of grieving

    • D. 

      Is a one-on-one session in which a psychitrist or psychologist meets with each person who was directly involved in an incident that causes stress.

  • 18. 
    The statement " if i can just live long enough to see my sons wedding, i can die in peace" is indicative of the __________ stage of the grieving process.
    • A. 

      Anger

    • B. 

      Denial

    • C. 

      Depression

    • D. 

      Bargaining

  • 19. 
    Regardless of a paramedics circadian rhythms, he or she should
    • A. 

      Not overlook the need for rest

    • B. 

      Vary his or her sleep schedule

    • C. 

      Only consume minimal caffeine

    • D. 

      Eat at different times of the day

  • 20. 
    To protect your back when lifting, you should
    • A. 

      Spread your legs approximately 6 inches apart whenever you lift

    • B. 

      Maintain a slight curvature of your back whenever you lift a patient

    • C. 

      Use the powerful muscles of your lower back to help support weight

    • D. 

      Keep your back in a straight, upright position and lift without twisting

  • 21. 
    When focusing on childhood injury prevention, the highest priorities are assigned to those injuries that are
    • A. 

      Rare, nonfatal and difficult to prevent.

    • B. 

      Common, severe, and readily preventable

    • C. 

      Common,nonfatal, and difficult to prevent

    • D. 

      Uncommon, serious and easily preventable

  • 22. 
    An effective injury prevention program should focus on all of the following data except
    • A. 

      Common injury locations

    • B. 

      Current EMS call volumes

    • C. 

      Typical injury mechanisms

    • D. 

      The mean age of the patient

  • 23. 
    The leading cause of death in the united states is
    • A. 

      Stroke

    • B. 

      Cancer

    • C. 

      Heart disease

    • D. 

      Unintentional injury

  • 24. 
    All of the following are economic incentives used to help prevent injury,EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Increasing taxes to install guardrails

    • B. 

      Decreased insurance rates for safe drivers

    • C. 

      Offering free bike helmets to encourage use

    • D. 

      A lawsuit threat against product manufacturers

  • 25. 
    Airbags installed in an automobiles are more likely to reduce injuries than educating people to wear their seatbelts because.
    • A. 

      Failure to wear a seatbelt is not punishable by law

    • B. 

      Airbags are more effective than seatbelts during a crash

    • C. 

      Airbags do not require conscious effort on a persons part

    • D. 

      Automobile manufacturers are required to install airbags

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