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Paramedic Test - EMS Operations
1. Assault is used to describe behavior that?
  Is threatening
  Causes fear of offensive physical contact
  Attempts offensive physical contact
  All of the above
2. A patient with heat exhaustion who is fully alert should be encouraged to?
  Lie down with legs below the heart and ice packs to the armpits
  Vomit up whatever is causing the problem
  Continue sweating until they cool down
  Sit up and slowly drink a liter of water as long as they don't feel nauseous
3. During an assessment of a gunshot wound you should __________________.
  cut through the bullet hole in the garment to access the trauma ASAP
  look for who may have done the shooting
  insert a gloved finger to determine trajectory
  cut down a seam or place away from the bullet hole
4. As a Paramedic you may be charged with abandonment if you?
  Leave a patient who is triaged green to assist a patient who is coded red
  Do something to a patient that results in their injury
  Leave a patient without leaving them in equal or higher level care.
  Don't rescue a patient in a burning building
5. It's 8 a.m. and you and your partner Raymond are called to a multiple car collision on a busy side street. You arrive on scene and can see at least 6 patients The cars are a twisted mess and are covering one whole lane of traffic with multiple fluids pooling around the cars. You can hear people crying and traffic is already starting to move around and by the wreck. You should...
  Begin extrication of the patients while your partner calls for more ambulances
  Get the fire department in route - establish a safety zone and assist in keeping traffic a safe distance away
  Triage the most critically injured first and then extricate them in order of severity
  Inform the patients that you are not allowed by law to enter the zone until it is made safe by law enforcement
6. You and your partner Ingo arrive on scene to find a 55 year old man who is showing signs of aphasia. He shows positive for right arm drift and the right side of his face is drooping slightly when he tries to speak. This patient should be transported?
  On their left side
  In Fowler's
  On their right side
7. You arrive on scene with your partner to a slip and fall. The patient is a 49 year old male who slipped and fell while jumping out of a boat and onto a dock. After hitting the dock he fell into the water where his friends pulled him out. He is conscious and complaining only of pain in his left shoulder and he is laying supine on the dock. He is shivering and holding his elbow. The proper course of action would be?
  Cut off the wet clothing - high flow O2 - check PMS
  Load him on a backboard with c spine precautions - O2 and transport
  Put a blanket on him - O2 and traction splinting
  O2 - traction splinting and transport
8. Gang members will many times use their clothing to identify themselves amongst other people. They refer to this clothing as?
9. After applying a cervical collar to a patient and securing them to the backboard what must you check before transporting them?
  That you have enough guys to lift the patient
  Their PMS
  That the gurney is low enough to load them on
  If there is enough gas in the ambulance
10. As a Paramedic what are the minimum care standards that you are to uphold?
  Platinum standards
  State standards
  Federal standards
  OSHA standards
11. With regard to the administration of medicines - the term PR refers to?
  Parastolic route
  Prescription rebound
  Per rectum
12. Your partner is intubating a 64 year old man who is unresponsive to any stimuli. Following tube placement he auscultates the epigastrum and lungs but is unsure whether or not the tube placement is correct. He should immediately?
  Deflate the cuff and retract .25 inches
  Deflate the cuff and remove the tube
  Inflate the cuff to secure the airway
  Remove and check the bulb
13. The rule of 9's helps?
  Tell how much pain a person is feeling
  Identify the extensiveness of a burn
  Distinguish electrical - from thermal and chemical burns
  Give the hospital enough time to set up the necessary equipment
14. You have responded to the call of an unknown injury accident at a local tavern. You arrive to find a man who is belligerent and confused with a 6 inch gash in his arm. After several attempts at getting the man to let you treat him you decide the best course of action is...
  Restrain the man and take him to the hospital
  Call medical direction for advise
  To have your partner sign the refusal of transport form and get back into service
  Continue asking him over and over again until he lets you treat him
15. A gastrostomy tube is a tube used for?
  Draining fluid off the brain
  Draining fluid from the lungs
  Gastrosting a patient

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