1. Wh ich of the following is a major function of the skin?
A) Excretion of wastes
B) Protection from the environment
C) Temperature regulation
D) All of the above
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2. Wh ich of the following is the outermost layer o
1. Which of the following is NOT determined in a scene size-up?
A) Chief complaint
B) Mechanism of injury
C) Potential hazards to the EMS crew
D) The need for additional resources
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2. At what point is the scene size-
1. Which of the following factors should be considered before lifting any patient?
A) The weight of the patient
B) Your physical limitations
D) All of the above
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2. When lifting a patient, a basic p
1. For life to be mainta ined, a balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide is needed. The condition when oxygen levels are low
C) hyperventila tion.
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2. The normal sti
1. Wh ich of the following is the purpose of the primary assessment?
A) To detect and treat immediate ly life-threatening problems
B) To find all of the patient's signs and symptoms
C) To discover trends of improvement or deterioration in the patient's co
1. Which of the following refers to the set of regulations that defines the legal
actions expected and limitations placed on the EMT?
A) Scope of practice
B) Legal standards of practice
C) Protocols and standing orders
D) Professional standards
1. At wh ich of the following locations is an EMT likely to encounter a patient using an advanced medical device?
A) Nursing home
B) Specia lty care center
C) Priva te residence
D) All of the above
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2. Wh ile on the
1. Wh ich of the following questions is MOST helpful in distinguishing between normal age-rela ted changes and the
effects of an illness when assessing an elderly patient?
A) How do you feel today compared to last week?
B) How is your appetite?
C) Are you
1. Wh ich of the following is a general term for a substance to which the body may have
an anaphy lactic reaction?
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2. Wh at is another name for a severe allergic reacti
1. The structures within the lung that allow exchange of gases with the bloodstream are known as:
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2. Which of the following is a sign of an inadequate airway?
1. Why should EMTs study pharmacology?
A) As an EMT, you will be trusted to administer medica tions in emergency situations; many of these may be lifesaving,
but there is potentia l to do harm.
B) An EMT must know the manufacturer, sources, characteristic
1. On which of the following patients should a reassessment be performed?
A) All patients, after lifesaving interventions
B) A patient with chest pa in
C) A patient with a gunshot wound
D) A patient having difficulty breath ing
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1. Wh ich of the following BEST describes a base station?
A) A two-way radio at a fixed site
B) A device used to receive and then amplify transmissions that must be carried over long distances
C) A two-way radio mounted in a veh icle
D) A two-way radio th
1. Wh at is most important to assess during patient assessment during secondary assessment?
D) Chief complaint
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2. The first set of vita l sign measurements obtained are often referr
1. Wh ich of the following vessels has the th ickest muscular walls th a t a llow constriction and dila tion?
D) Lymphatic vessels
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2. In which of the following vessels does the vi
1. Wh ich of the following methods should be used to h ave a patient rate the amount of pain he is having?
A) Have the patient rate the pa in on a scale of 1 (least) to 10 (worst).
B) Ask the patient to state whether the pa in is mild, moderate, severe, o
1. Wh ich of the following BEST defines domest ic terrorism?
A) Interpersonal violence between family members
B) A politica lly motiva ted act of violence th a t occurs with in the United Sta tes
C) A small group of people directing violent acts at th e p
C) Check the dista l neurovascular function before and after splinting.
D) Gently replace protruding bone ends back beneath the skin to prevent further contamination.
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20. A new EMT who is treating a suspected femur
1. Wh ich of the following structures is technically not located in the abdominal cavity?
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2. Wh ich abdominal quadrant conta ins the appendix?
A) Left lower
B) Right upper
1. The term poison is BEST described as any substance th a t can do which of the following?
A) Increase cellular activity
B) Deactiva te nerve transmission
C) Depress the bodys respirations
D) Harm the body
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1. You are approaching the scene of a motor vehicle crash. Which of the following would be the first way to
safeguard your well-being as an EMT?
A) Take personal protective equipment (PPE) precautions
B) Request additional resources
C) Ensure scene safety
1. The study of how disease affects the functioning of the human body is called:
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2. The process by which glucose and other nutrients are converted into en
1. Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of the modern emergency medical
services (EMS) system?
A) To have trained personnel respond quickly and provide emergency care on the scene, during
transport, and at the hospital
B) To have trained pers
1. In which of the following ways does the body produce heat in response to being cold?
A) Excreting more urine
B) Burning fewer calories
C) Sh ivering
D) Increasing the respiratory rate
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2. In which of the following
1. Wh ich of the following agencies have developed regulations for dealing with hazardous materia ls emergencies?
A) OSHA and EPA
B) DOT and FCC
C) NAEMT and NHTSA
D) NHTSA and NRC
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2. To respond to a hazardous mate
1. A 4-year-old child is generally categorized as a(n):
C) school-age child.
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2. In general, a ch ild is considered an adolescent when he reaches the age of _ _ _ _ _ _ year
1. The term for a baby developing inside the mother's womb after week 8 is:
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2. The muscular organ in which a baby develops during pregnancy is called the:
A) feta l membr
1. What is the definition of multiple trauma?
A) A trauma in which the patient has more than one serious injury.
B) A trauma in which there are multiple casualties.
C) A trauma that requires the response of multiple agencies.
D) Multiple injuries that aff
1. Messages from the body to the brain are carried by which of the following types of nerves?
B) Skeleta l
D) Crania l
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2. Wh ich of the following is a function of the autonomic nervous system?
1. Wh ich of the following is another term for trauma?
C) Medical problem
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2. Wh ich of the following techniques of physica l examination must an EMT master?
A) Percussion, inspectio