Law enforcement personnel request your assistance to assess a 31-year-old female who was sexually assaulted. When you arrive at the scene, you find the patient sitting on a curb outside her apartment. She is conscious, alert, and crying. When you ask her what happened, she tells you that she does not want to be treated or transported to the hospital. She further tells you that all she wants to do is clean up. You should:
provide emotional support and visually assess her for obvious trauma
Which of the following statements regarding rape is correct?
Rape is a legal diagnosis, not a medical diagnosis
Which of the following statements regarding pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is correct?
PID can scar the fallopian tubes, which increases the risk of an ectopic pregnancy.
When a woman presents with abdominal pain or other vague symptoms, the EMT is often unable to determine the nature of the problem until he or she:
has gathered patient history information.
General treatment for a woman with vaginal bleeding and shock following sexual assault includes all of the following, EXCEPT:
carefully removing any foreign bodies from the vagina
Which of the following statements regarding gonorrhea is correct?
Painful urination is a common symptom of gonorrhea in men and women
When caring for a female patient who has been sexually assaulted, you should:
place any bloodstained clothing or other articles in separate paper bags
When documenting a call in which a female was sexually assaulted, you should:
keep the report concise and record only what the patient stated in her own words
In anticipation of receiving a fertilized ovum, the lining of the uterine wall:
becomes engorged with blood
It is not uncommon for young females who experience their first menstrual period to:
experience abdominal cramping, which may be misinterpreted.
Whenever possible, a female sexual assault victim should be:
given the option of being treated by a female EMT
In contrast to bleeding caused by external trauma to the vagina, bleeding caused by conditions such as polyps or cancer:
may be relatively painless
Bacterial vaginosis is a condition that occurs when:
normal bacteria in the vagina are replaced by an overgrowth of other bacterial forms
You are dispatched to a residence for a 40-year-old female who complains of lower abdominal pain, fever and chills, and a foul-smelling vaginal discharge. Which of the following additional assessment findings would increase your index of suspicion for PID?
a shuffling gait when walking
When documenting a call in which a female was sexually assaulted, you should
keep the report concise and record only what the patient stated in her own words.
Which of the following clinical presentations is MOST consistent with PID?
lower abdominal pain, fever, general malaise, and foul-smelling vaginal discharge
The onset of menstruation is called menarche and usually occurs in women who are
between 11 and 16 years of age.
The physical examination of a sexual assault victim should be:
limited to a brief survey for life-threatening injuries.
When caring for a woman who is experiencing a gynecologic emergency, the EMT's main focus should be to:
maintain her ABCs and transport without delay.