5 Written questions
5 Multiple choice questions
- Most often patients with diseases like asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis carry a " bronchodilator," a medication designed to enlarge constricted bronchial tubes, making breathing easier.
- As an EMT, you will carry activated charcoal, oral glucose, and oxygen on the ambu-lance.
- a form of glucose ( a kind of sugar) given by mouth to treat an awake patient ( who is able to swallow) with an altered mental status and a history of diabetes.
- Oral, or swallowed
Sublingual, or dissolved under the tongue
• Inhaled, or breathed into the lungs, usually in tiny aerosol particles as from an inhaler or as a gas such as oxygen
• Intravenous, or injected into a vein
• Intramuscular, or injected into a muscle
• Subcutaneous, or injected under the skin
• Endotracheal, or sprayed directly into a tube inserted into the trachea
- specific signs or circumstances under which it is not appropriate and may be harmful to administer a drug to a patient.
4 True/False questions
Four rights → a gas commonly found in the atmosphere. Pure oxygen is used as a drug to treat any patient whose medical or traumatic condition may cause him to be hypoxic, or low in oxygen.
side effects of epinephrine → Since epinephrine has a potent effect on the heart and vascular system, increased heart rate and blood pressure commonly occur after its administration to the patient.
What medications can you assist the patient in taking → As an EMT, you will carry activated charcoal, oral glucose, and oxygen on the ambu-lance.
activated charcoal → a powder, usually premixed with water, that will adsorb some poisons and help prevent them from being absorbed by the body.