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Quiz 13

A patient-carrying device should have at least ________ straps to hold the patient securely
Regarding ambulance warning devices, which of the following statements is NOT true
The large lights on the outermost corners of the ambulance box should blink alternately
The medical acronym EMD stands for which of the following
Emergency Medical Dispatch
When heading back to quarters, on what should you place your emphasis?
A safe return
Regarding the use of emergency sirens, which of the following is FALSE
Ambulance operators are not affected by siren noise
Tests have shown that ________ ambulance operators tend to speed up by 10 to 15 miles per hour when the siren is sounding
At which point should you complete your patient care report
As soon as you are free from patient duties
Operators of emergency vehicles must drive with the safety of others in mind. This is known as driving:
with due regard
Which of the following is a purpose for carrying sterilized aluminum foil on an ambulance?
To keep a newborn warm
Which of the following transport positions is indicated for the patient in shock?
Legs raised 8 to 12 inches
Which of the following is the primary reason why ambulances should have two oxygen supply systems?
To provide oxygen to two patients at one time
The medical acronym EMD stands for which of the following?
Emergency Medical Dispatch
Occlusive dressings must be carried on an ambulance to treat which of the following injuries
Open pneumothorax
The process of combining the patient and patient-carrying device into a unit ready for moving and transporting the patient is called:
Which of the following activities should NOT occur during the scene size-up
Providing airway management
Which of the following human factors can lead to an increased risk of injury for an EMT at the
scene of a vehicle collision?
All of the above
Which of the following should the EMT consider when protecting a patient during extrication?
All of the above
Which of the following is the first concern when you are caring for a patient who has been in a vehicle collision?
Your own safety
Which of the following is an important reason for controlling spectators at the scene of an extrication incident?
All of the above
You have arrived at the scene of a vehicle collision in which there are utility wires down around the vehicle. The three occupants appear dazed and other responding units have not yet arrived. Which of the following is the BEST course of action?
Stay at a distance and caution the occupants to stay inside the vehicle
You have arrived at the scene of a motor vehicle collision to find that there are several critically injured patients. Which of the following should you do first?
Call for additional rescue units and transporting ambulances
When deciding whether or not to drive to the hospital with lights and siren activated for any patient, the driver should consider
potential risks of making the patient's condition worse
Which of the following situations may warrant the use of helicopter transport from the scene to a medical facility
The patient is located in a remote area
Which of the following considerations should be determined when conducting a scene size-up of a single vehicle collision involving a rollover?
The mechanism of injury
When controlling the scene of an emergency involving damaged power poles and downed electrical wires, the EMT must remember to:
request appropriate personnel to cut the power source