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In a tiered-response EMS system
an EMS system attempts to assign ALS ambulances only where they are needed
The goal of system status management is to
minimize response times by deploying EMS resources strategically.
With respect to emergency driving, due regard means that
the use of lights and siren does not exempt you from operating the ambulance with concern for the safety of others.
Which of the following statements regarding the use of emergency escorts is correct
Many drivers will only see the first emergency vehicle and assume that it is clear once that vehicle has passed.
The decision to use lights and siren when transporting a patient to the hospital is MOST dependent upon
Judgment on the part of the paramedic.
When you are dispatched to an emergency, it is MOST important to
determine which route will be used to arrive safely
Safe practices when parking your emergency vehicle on a roadway at night include all of the following, EXCEPT
leaving the headlights on.
The paramedic should NOT operate an emergency vehicle if he or she
is taking a cold remedy or an analgesic.
General principles for backing up an ambulance include
stopping the vehicle if you lose sight of your spotter
In contrast to rotary-wing air ambulances, fixed-wing air ambulances
are mainly used to transport patients over long distances.
The use of the lights and siren on an ambulance
is a request for the right of way.
In which of the following situations should a helicopter generally NOT be utilized
A patient in cardiopulmonary arrest who has been unresponsive to defibrillation
Which of the following disadvantages of using an air ambulance should concern you the LEAST when utilizing it for a critically injured patient
The cost that will be incurred
A helicopter landing zone should be
100 feet by 100 feet in size and on a surface that is firm, level, and free of debris.
When assisting with a helicopter landing at night, you should
avoid shining a spotlight up at the descending aircraft
After a helicopter lands and continues to keep its rotor blades active, you should
not approach the aircraft until the pilot or a crew member signals you to do so.
You are operating an ambulance in emergency mode on a two-way street. The driver in front of you will not yield accordingly. You should
remain behind the vehicle and anticipate that the driver may slam on the brakes.
As you approach the scene of a car crash, you see two badly damaged vehicles that are off the road to the right. Where should you park the ambulance
100 feet past the crash site on the right side of the road
What entity is responsible for making recommendations regarding infection control practices that include all areas of personal protective equipment, sharps containers, and disinfecting equipment that is carried on an ambulance
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Which of the following pieces of equipment requires regular calibration
Which of the following entities created the first standardized list of equipment to be carried on an ambulance
American College of Surgeons
The motor oil level of the ambulance
should be checked prior to starting the engine.
Which of the following statements regarding belt noise is correct
Belt noise is a squealing sound related to a load on one of the belt-operated appliances
When determining productivity of an EMS system, the EMS provider
measures how many patient transports per hour each ambulance accomplishes.
A third-service EMS system is one in which
a public agency not affiliated with the fire department provides EMS service.
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