Medical/Patient Transporter Competency Assessment Quiz

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Medical/Patient Transporter Competency Assessment Quiz

Are you someone working in Medical Transporter Services? If the answer is yes, this quiz is especially for you. Patient transport is a service that transfers patients to and from medical facilities in non-emergency situations. It is typically provided to a patient who needs to be transferred to a facility that can provide a higher or more specialized level of care though emergency services may be summoned if this is urgent. Pass this quiz and prove to be a good team member at your work.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What kind of Personally Identifiable Health Information (PII) is protected by the HIPAA Privacy Act?
    • A. 

      Paper

    • B. 

      Electronic

    • C. 

      Spoken Word

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 2. 
    When lifting a patient, in what direction should the patient be facing?
    • A. 

      Away form attendants

    • B. 

      Toward attendants

    • C. 

      To the right

    • D. 

      To the left

  • 3. 
    Whose safety comes first in patient transportation?
    • A. 

      The Family's

    • B. 

      The Hospital's

    • C. 

      The Patient's

    • D. 

      The Visitor's

  • 4. 
    Select two official ways of patient identification
    • A. 

      Full Name

    • B. 

      Hair Color

    • C. 

      Date Of Birth

    • D. 

      Favorite Food

  • 5. 
    Which way should a patient in a wheelchair face while in an elevator?
    • A. 

      The back of the elevator

    • B. 

      The elevator doors

    • C. 

      Diagonally towards a corner

    • D. 

      It does not matter

  • 6. 
    While transporting a patient on a stretcher in an elevator, the transporter should:
    • A. 

      Let as many people into the elevator as can fit

    • B. 

      Politely ask others to wait for the next elevator

    • C. 

      Leave the elevator and take the stairs - meeting the patient on the appropriate floow

    • D. 

      Pull the patient out at each floor to let others into the elevator

  • 7. 
    Which of the following would EMR refer to?
    • A. 

      Emergency magnetic resonance

    • B. 

      Emergency medical records

    • C. 

      European medical research

    • D. 

      Electronic medical records

  • 8. 
    When a medical/patient transporter is able to listen to a speaker's problem and understand the speaker's personal point of view, it is called:
    • A. 

      Nonverbal communication

    • B. 

      Critical listening

    • C. 

      Appreciative listening

    • D. 

      Empathetic listening

  • 9. 
    When checking the identity of a patient, most health care facilities require that the patient present __ forms of identification.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      0

    • D. 

      2

  • 10. 
    Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs includes which of the following?
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      Direction

    • C. 

      Self-Loathing

    • D. 

      Self-Esteem

  • 11. 
    When entering a patient's room, one should always _____________
    • A. 

      Sneak in quietly

    • B. 

      Knock

    • C. 

      Walk in backwards

    • D. 

      Hum a tune

  • 12. 
    It is ok to discuss patient care in the elevator - true of false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What is a "ticket to ride"?
    • A. 

      Hospital Shuttle Ticket

    • B. 

      Patient's Drivers License

    • C. 

      A piece of paper that goes with the patient as he or she is transported to a different area of the hospital

    • D. 

      Patient's official diagnosis

  • 14. 
    Select two ways of keeping a patient safe during transport:
    • A. 

      Leaving patient unattended

    • B. 

      Having a race with another patient transporter

    • C. 

      Locking devices when stopped

    • D. 

      Keeping side rails up on stretchers

  • 15. 
    Which medical equipment may need to be transported with a patient?
    • A. 

      Oxygen Tank

    • B. 

      IV Poles/Pumps

    • C. 

      Catheter

    • D. 

      Chest Tube

    • E. 

      All of the Above

    • F. 

      None of the Above

  • 16. 
    In an emergency situation, a patient transporter should be able to:
    • A. 

      Perform CPR

    • B. 

      Perform First Aid

    • C. 

      Perform both CPR and First Aid

    • D. 

      Call a doctor or nurse to perform CPR or First Aid

  • 17. 
    Universal Precautions include:
    • A. 

      Isolation

    • B. 

      Hand Hygiene

    • C. 

      Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 18. 
    The medical transporter should ensure that transportation equipment is in good working condition and notify management of any needed repairs or maintenance - true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The following skills are necessary to a transporter's job description:
    • A. 

      Customer Service Skills

    • B. 

      Communication Skills

    • C. 

      Active Listening Skills

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 20. 
    It is necessary to maintain the dignity of the patient - true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Which equipment would a patient transporter use? - Check all that apply
    • A. 

      Transfer Board

    • B. 

      Wheelchair

    • C. 

      Stretcher

    • D. 

      Hoyer Lift

    • E. 

      Recumbent Bicycle

  • 22. 
    A medical transporter would not be required to:
    • A. 

      Transport deceased patients to the morgue

    • B. 

      Transport patients to operating rooms

    • C. 

      Transport visitors to the cafeteria

    • D. 

      Transport medical equipment from one location in the hospital to another

    • E. 

      Transport a new mother and her baby to their car

  • 23. 
    A medical transporter should be physically fit enough to walk 10+ miles a day around the hospital -  true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    A medical transporter must communicate with clinical staff regarding patient readiness and any special needs - true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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