Prehospital Determination Of Death (Powerpoint) - 45 Mins - EMT-p

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  • 1. 
    Which House Bill granted the authority for Paramedics to pronounce death? _________________
  • 2. 
    Which are signs of death that must be present?
    • A. 

      Unresponsiveness, Apnea

    • B. 

      Absence of a palpable pulse and audible heart sounds

    • C. 

      Absence of the carotid, radial or femoral pulses

    • D. 

      Bilaterally fixed, dilated pupils

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 3. 
    Damage or Destruction further defined as :
    • A. 

      Decomposition

    • B. 

      Incineration

    • C. 

      Decapitation

    • D. 

      Total separation of the heart or brain

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 4. 
    Resuscitation initiated by the on scene Kentucky Licensed Paramedic may not be terminated without consultation with and the approval of on line physician medical control. True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Avoid contamination of the scene. If circumstances require alteration of the scene for the purpose of aiding or assessing the patient, the Coroner’s office and Law Enforcement authorities must be notified. Avoid unnecessary contact with physical objects at the scene. True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    All sharps utilized by EMS personnel should be removed from the scene. True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Avoid cutting through the clothing of the patient. If it is necessary to do so, avoid cutting through tears, bullet holes, or other damaged or stained areas of clothing. True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In hangings or cases of asphyxiation, avoid cutting through or untying knots in any material, unless necessary to free the airway. True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    When possible wash or clean the hands of the victim and any other areas surrounding bullet wounds. True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    KRS 311.247 requires EMS, Law Enforcement and Medical Personnel to make a reasonable effort to determine if the victim is an organ donor and to make notifications as appropriate. True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Once it has been determined the patient will be pronounced or resuscitative efforts will be halted, the body SHOULD NOT be covered. True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Once appropriate authorities arrive at the scene, the ambulance crew may be released to respond to other ambulance calls. True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Under no circumstances should a scene be left unsecured prior to the arrival of the Coroner, Deputy Coroner or law enforcement agency. True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What is the name of Daviess County, KY coroner? ____________
  • 15. 
    Which of the below are deputy coroners?
    • A. 

      Mike Postlewaite

    • B. 

      Jack Thayer

    • C. 

      Darrel Day

    • D. 

      All the Above

    • E. 

      None of the above