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Chapter 1 Introduction to Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Practice
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Which prehospital level is designed to arrive quickly at the scene of an injury or illness to provide care while awaiting an ambulance?
Emergency Medical Responder
Often EMRs are:
EMRs can use basic airway management, ventilation skills, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and:
treat nerve agent poisoning
Which of the following is often included as part of training for an EMT?
A) Interpreting EKG tracings
B) Gaining intravenous access
C) Emergency department experience
D) Administering sedatives
Emergency department experience
Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
A) An EMR license is a prerequisite for EMT.
B) EMT is a prerequisite for Advanced EMT.
C) AEMT's provide complex patient assessments.
D) AEMT core program includes 1000 hours of education.
EMT is a prerequisite for Advanced EMT
Before you can render care to a patient, you MUST:
ensure your emergency vehicle is in good working order
All of the following are important to providing medical care safely, EXCEPT:
A) using appropriate personal protective equipment.
B) double checking medication doses.
C) driving with "due regard."
D) wearing a N-95 respirator during extrication.
wearing a N-95 respirator during extrication
Who is responsible for on-scene safety of EMS providers?
All crew members
Which of the following is TRUE regarding "evidenced based practice"?
A) It does not require significant prehospital research.
B) It may challenge previously unquestioned practices.
C) It only evaluates evidence of validity.
D) It relies on traditional treatment techniques.
It may challenge previously unquestioned practices
The responsibility for maintaining your AEMT certification or license to practice is the responsibility of the:
To maintain your license or certification, all of the following are required EXCEPT:
A) documentation of mandatory continuing education activities.
B) submission of a CPR card.
C) payment of fees for renewal.
D) evidence of a negative TB skin test.
evidence of a negative TB skin test
When interacting with other health care providers, it is important that you:
Which of the following demonstrates "integrity"?
A) Being thorough, accurate, and honest on your daily vehicle and equipment checklists
B) Showing compassion and understanding for others
C) Changing out the oxygen cylinder when it gets low without being asked
D) Keeping your fingernails clean and trimmed
Being thorough, accurate, and honest on your daily vehicle and equipment checklists
Looking at something from the patient's point of view is an example of:
Cleaning the surfaces of the patient care compartment without being asked is an example of:
One of the leading factors in making mistakes is:
being overconfident about your skills
It is the employer's responsibility to:
provide a training officer or a mentor for new employees
Effective teamwork depends upon:
good communication skills
Good time management includes all of the following EXCEPT:
A) getting to work on time.
B) prioritizing your tasks.
C) proper documentation.
D) performing tasks in a timely manner.
Addressing your patient as Mrs. Smith rather than "Sweetie" is an example of:
The AEMT's responsibility to support or promote the needs and rights of patients is considered:
Which of the following EMS providers can provide both basic and limited advanced skills that focus on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients?
A) Emergency Medical Responder
B) Emergency Medical Technician
C) Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
When performing EMS tasks, which of the following would have the greatest potential for errors?
A) Communicating either orally or verbally
B) Taking the patient's blood pressure
C) Assessing the patient's health history
D) Identifying resources
Communicating either orally or verbally
does not give legal permission to practice
Protocols and standing orders for your EMS service are available through your:
Listening carefully to make sure you get the patient's history correct, adhering to proper procedures, and taking appropriate safety precautions when caring for patients, are examples of:
careful delivery of service
All of the following are considered Allied Health Professionals EXCEPT:
A) respiratory therapists.
C) physical therapists.
Using the BEST available research evidence to guide patient assessment and care is an example of:
Where can you find the specific scope of practice for an AEMT?
From your state EMS office
An AEMT is allowed to administer some medications through an intravenous line which is considered part of the:
Scope of Practice
Which of the following is CORRECT regarding the scope of practice of the AEMT?
A) The interventions are identical to the older Intermediate level.
B) AEMTs are responsible for providing manual defibrillation.
C) AEMTs are allowed to administer narcotic medications.
D) Interventions are focused on airway, breathing and circulation.
Interventions are focused on airway, breathing and circulation
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