EMT Refresher Unit 3 Quiz

EMT Refresher Unit 3 Quiz

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A 49-year-old male has summoned EMS because of a problem with his tracheostomy tube. At the patient’s side, you note the tracheostomy tube to be protruding abnormally from the stoma in his neck. Your first action in caring for this patient would be to:

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You are assessing an unresponsive patient who overdosed on a narcotic pain medication. Given the situation, what is the greatest concern regarding potential airway occlusion?

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When faced with danger, which component of the nervous system is immediately activated for basic survival?

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A situation in which the patient exhibits abnormal behavior that is unacceptable or intolerable to the patient, family, or community is considered:

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One of the most common complaints to which an Emergency Medical Responder is called is that of ________, in which the patient’s alertness and responsiveness to his or her surroundings is decreased.

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Your patient is in respiratory failure. His breathing is too slow and too shallow, and he is no longer alert. You should:

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People experiencing dyspnea will sit or stand with their hands on their knees, shoulders arched upward, and their head forward. This position is known as the:

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Nitroglycerine is a medication commonly prescribed to patients with angina pectoris. Nitroglycerine helps relieve cardiac chest pain because it:

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Which of the following questions would be MOST helpful when evaluating a patient with chest pain?

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The Emergency Medical Responder plays an important role in ensuring the safety of all people at the scene of an emergency. This is why the scene size-up includes:

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The specific personal protective equipment used to minimize contact with blood and body fluids from a patient is called:

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In the OPQRST secondary assessment tool, the letter S stands for severity, which is measured by the patient on a scale of:

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In the OPQRST secondary assessment tool, the letter P stands for:

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The AVPU scale measures mental status in four categories by assessing whether a patient is alert, verbal, painful, and:

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An altered mental state can be brought on by any of the following EXCEPT:

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Your patient has a persistent cough and breathes with her lips pursed. She says she is always tired and short of breath, and admits to being a smoker. You notice that her upper torso is barrel shaped. You recognize the signs and symptoms of COPD.

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Which of the following is characteristic of normal breathing?

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You and your partner are dispatched to a crime scene where there is a stabbing victim. Your first priority is to:

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The term ________ refers to actions taken to correct or stabilize a patient’s illness or injury.

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A ________ includes a visual overview of the entire scene to identify any obvious or potential hazards prior to entering.

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Which of the following would be considered a symptom?

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What is the difference between a sign and a symptom?

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All the information you gather about the patient’s current and previous medical conditions is referred to as the patient’s:

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