This is a sample Paramedic OB/Ped/Special Patients Test of 15 questions. Unlike the versions of our tests that are included with a paid subscription, this test cannot be automatically graded by clicking the button at the bottom of the page. With our paid subscription to EMT National Training you get instant grading, rationale behind the correct answers and a detailed exam tracking system.
Paramedic Test - OB/Ped/Special Patients
1. Both arms and both legs of an infant have 1st degree burns. What percentage of the body is burned according to the rule of nines?
2. If a woman in labor is having contractions and says that she has to use the bathroom feeling the need to have a bowel movement you should?
  Assist her to the bathroom and tell her not to push very hard
  Not let her go
  Have her hold one hand over her vagina while having the bowel movement
  Have her hold her legs together to until the baby is crowning
3. You and your partner Norm arrive on scene to and unknown injury illness of a child who is 4 years old. Which of the following choices of vital signs would you hope the child to have?
  33 breaths a minute - pulse of 75 and Systolic BP of 90
  20 breaths a minute - pulse of 100 and Systolic BP of 110
  15 breaths a minute - pulse of 145 and Systolic BP of 90
  24 breaths a minute - pulse of 120 and Systolic BP of 95
4. Preeclampsia is characterized by?
  Vaginal bleeding
  Protrusion of a limb from the vagina
  Hypertension and fluid retention
5. You arrive on scene with your partner Giovanni to find a 84 year old woman who tells you a long colorful story about how she twisted her ankle while walking around the block. The first thing you should do is?
  Do a rapid trauma assessment
  Ask her if she is experiencing pain anywhere else
  Do a detailed physical exam of the ankle
  Make sure she has a patent airway
6. Which of the following may a cause a patient to have a seizure?
  Head injury
  All of the Above
7. A woman's obstetrical history can be displayed using P and G. A woman who has had 3 pregnancies and 2 live births would be expressed as?
  P-3 - G-2
8. Which of the following is NOT indicated in an 9 year old child who has suffered a skull fracture after being thrown from a horse?
  Nasopharyngeal airway
  C-spine stabilization
  Airway assessment
  Palpation of the extremities
9. Which laryngoscope blade would you choose when intubating a child?
10. If during delivery the umbilical cord presents first this is called?
  Placenta abruptio
  Relapsed cord
  Prolapsed cord
11. You arrive on scene with your partner Abe to find a 64 year old woman who is very obese. Her son tells you she has a heart condition. She is unconscious with a baggie of what appears to be street drugs next to her. She is breathing at 18 a minute and regular - her pulse is 99 and her BP is 90/50. What is likely the cause for the low blood pressure?
  The heart condition
  The obesity
  The drugs
  Her age
12. Which of these items should you use during resuscitation of a child while using a BVM?
  A folded towel under the child's shoulders
  Nasal canula at 12 lpm
13. You and your partner Jim are doing an emergency delivery in the back of the ambulance. The cord is prolapsed and Jim has not been able to get the cord slipped over the babies neck as it is too tight. What should you do and Jim do next?
  Gently push the babies head back into the vagina until the cord comes loose
  Massage the uterus to stimulate harder contractions to free the baby
  Support the head and suction the babies nose and mouth
  Apply clamps to the cord in two places and cut in the middle
14. If your patient is a pregnant women with contractions 15 minutes apart who does not feel as though she needs to have a bowel movement you should?
  Prepare for delivery right there
  Transport to the hospital
  Puncture the amniotic sac
  Encourage her to push
15. The vocal cords of a child sit more_________________ and _________________superior on the cervical spine than an adult
  Superior / anterior
  Inferior / superior
  Inferior / anterior
  Lateral / anterior

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