Chapter 4: Communications and Documentation
1: How do base station radios differ from mobile radios and portable radios?
They are able to utilize multiple frequencies.
The operator must be in close proximity to the antenna.
The radio is located in a fi
Chapter 1: EMS Systems
1: The organization in the United States government that is responsible for establishing the National Standard Curriculum for each EMT level is the:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Department of Health and Human Se
Chapter 8: Patient Assessment
1: You are working a night shift on an ambulance and arrive on the scene of an assault at a residence. The house is dark and the front screen door has been knocked off its hinges. No law enforcement is on scene yet and the st
Chapter 6: Life Span Development
1: What is the normal pulse rate of a neonate?
90 to 180 beats/min
100 to 160 beats/min
90 to 150 beats/min
80 to 140 beats/min
2: Clingy behavior and fear of unfamiliar places and people, which usually occurs between
Chapter 2: Workforce Safety and Wellness
1: According to Dr. Kubler-Ross, the stage of the grieving process identified by internalized anger, hopelessness, and the desire to die is:
2: When dealing with the
Chapter 12: Medical Overview
1: Seizures and stroke are examples of what type of medical emergency?
2: Your awareness and concern for potentially serious underlying and unseen injuries or illness is call
Chapter 20: Psychiatric Emergencies
1: At one time or another, one in _ Americans has some type of mental disorder.
2: Schizophrenia and depression are good examples of:
organic brain disorders.
Chapter 3: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
1: The _ is commonly defined by state law and outlines the care that an EMT may provide.
standard of care
duty to act
scope of practice
Good Samaritan law
2: Deviation from the established standard of care
Chapter 18: Immunologic Emergencies
1: Another common name for envenomation is:
2: Injection of medications such as penicillin may cause an immediate and severe reaction. "Immediate" is described as:
within 1 minut
Chapter 10: Shock
1: Shock is the result of _ to the cells.
2: _ shock is an exaggerated allergic reaction.
3: The three basic causes for shock are poor pum
Chapter 7: Principles of Pharmacology
1: Which route of medication delivery is frequently used with children?
per rectum (PR)
per os (OS)
2: An oral pain medication is less useful than _ when pain relief is needed within min
Chapter 15: Neurologic Emergencies
1: Stroke is a common cause of brain disorder that:
is potentially treatable.
is impossible to treat.
has an 87% death rate.
is directly related to a severe angina attack.
2: When assessing a scene, do not be distrac
Chapter 14: Cardiovascular Emergencies
1: Which of the following ways to help reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) deaths is false?
increased number of laypeople trained in CPR
nitroglycerin available for laypeople and EMTs to give on arriv
Chapter 11: BLS Resuscitation
1: "Early CPR" represents which step in the chain of surivival?
2: The automated external defibrillator (AED) can be used in children over _ of age.
3: Which of
Chapter 9: Airway Management
1: The aspect of natural ventilation that involves the diaphragm contracting and the chest wall expanding is:
2: Which of the following structures is not a part of the
Chapter 5: The Human Body
1: When using topographic anatomy, the patient's wrist is _ to the hand but _ to the elbow.
2: Abduction is defined as:
bending of a joint.
Chapter 21: Gynecologic Emergencies
1: What is/are the primary female reproductive organ(s)?
2: _ is an infection of the female upper organs of reproduction.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Chapter 16: Gastrointestinal and Urologic Emergencies
1: Remember that the patient is in pain and is probably anxious; he or she requires all your skills of rapid assessment and:
quick communication to medical control.
Chapter 13: Respiratory Emergencies
1: Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing is known as:
acute pulmonary edema.
lower airway infection.
congestive heart failure.
2: Remember, the sensation of not getting enough air can be terrifying, r
Chapter 19: Toxicology
1: What is the first question you should ask a person suspected of ingesting a poison such a lye?
What substance did you take?
Where is the rest of the substance?
What is your age and weight?
Did you take another substance?
Chapter 23: Bleeding
1: The cardiovascular system contains all of the following EXCEPT:
blood and body fluids.
2: Which blood vessel returns blood from the lungs to the left atrium?
Chapter 17: Endocrine and Hematologic Emergencies
1: If a diabetic patient has taken insulin but has not eaten, the problem is more likely to be:
suffering from insulin coma.
2: For a conscious patient
Chapter 22: Trauma Overview
1: When evaluating the _, you will consider the energy forces that have acted upon the body.
index of suspicion
mechanism of injury
2: The EMT uses Newton's Laws in understanding energy trans
Chapter 24: Soft-Tissue Injuries
1: What organ is responsible for temperature regulation in the body?
2: In the most severe cases, how much blood can a hematoma hold?
3: What does the "
Chapter 30: Environmental Emergencies
1: The rate and amount of heat loss or gain by the body can be modified in three ways. Which of the following is not one of those three ways?
Increase or decrease heat production.
Move to an area where heat loss is
Chapter 25: Face and Neck Injuries
1: What is the correct term for the white of the eye?
2: In what manner should the EMT flush the eye when there is a foreign body in it?
the nose to the outside of the eye
Chapter 26: Head and Spine Injuries
1: The central nervous system is divided into three areas. Which of the following areas is not included in those three?
2: What controls the body's vital organs?
Chapter 29: Orthopaedic Injuries
1: Which of the following is not a type of muscle found in the body?
2: Approximately how many bones are in the human body?
3: A _ is any break in the bone surface.
Chapter 28: Abdomen and Genitourinary Injuries
1: Which of the following organs is not a hollow organ?
2: When solid organs are injured, the EMT should suspect:
severe internal bleeding.
Chapter 27: Chest Injuries
1: _ is the exchange of air in the lung tissue.
2: How many lobes does the right lung have?
3: What is tachypnea?
rapid heart rate
loss of oxygen e