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1. You arrive on scene to an unknown injury illness. Your initial impression of the patient leads you to check for arm drift. What are you looking for?
  Proper mentation
  Stroke signs
  Signs of depression
  Arm abrasions
 
2. When the body does not have enough insulin to break down the available sugars it begins to consume the _____________ of the body
  Fatty acids
  Stored fats
  Glucose
  Sucrose
 
3. The P in OPQRST stands for?
  Provocation
  Pertinent medical history
  Present illness
  Pulse
 
4. The endocrine system?
  Involves the finger nails and skin
  Is responsible for hemoglobin transport
  Is a rarely used system in the autonomic structure
  Produces hormones and secretes them into the blood
 
5. Inhalers with various medications are prescribed to patients who suffer from?
  Bronchodilation
  Bronchoconstriction
  Bronchoretraction
  Bronchodetraction
 
6. Topical medications are only used to treat?
  Jungle fever
  A specific area of the skin
  Urticaria
  Localized beta blockers
 
7. You are doing an assessment involving checking for facial droop - unilateral arm drift - and slurred speech. What are you likely looking for?
  Alcohol poisoning
  Stroke signs
  Signs of depression
  Facial abrasions
 
8. When someone has an upper airway obstruction you may hear sounds like?
  Cheyne-Stokes breathing
  Rhonchi
  Ventalli Eronchi
  High pitched wheezing when they breath in
 
9. Who is likely to be very thirsty?
  A person with hypoglycemia
  A person with hyperglycemia
  A person with abdominal pain
  A person in insulin shock
 
10. You and your partner Larry are dispatched to the call of a man with sever stomach pain. When you arrive on scene you find him lying on the floor of the kitchen in the fetal position. There is vomit on his face and he says he is going to throw up again. He denies falling and says the only thing wrong is that his stomach is killing him. Assessing his abdomen you find it to be very tender to the touch and he moans when you palpate his stomach. He is also breathing very fast at 30 a minute. What other signs and symptoms might you find with this patient
  Tachycardia - hypotension - fever
  Bottle of poison - cyanosis and crepitus
  Broken ribs - hypertension and deep rapid breathing
  Rebound tenderness - metabolic acidosis
 
11. A patient who requires restraints should always be?
  Transported prone in case they vomit
  Transported supine
  Strapped to a backboard and bagged with a BVM
  Held with pressure from the knee to the middle of the back
 
12. In Prehospital emergency medicine the term lumen refers to?
  How much light is in the ambulance
  Inside diameter of a tube
  Diameter of the outer cranium
  The rapid loss of water
 
13. Which of the following is a high priority condition
  Child birth
  Severe pain
  Controlled bleeding of the wrists
  An adult breathing at 20 a minute
 
14. A man of average size and weight has approximately how much blood per kilo of body weight?
  50 ml
  60 ml
  70 ml
  100 ml
 
15. The O in OPQRST stands for?
  Operations
  Off set
  Onset
  Ordinary
 

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