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.
- a powder, usually premixed with water, that will adsorb some poisons and help prevent them from being absorbed by the body.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
4 True/False questions
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.
nitroglycerin → a drug that helps to dilate the coronary vessels that supply the heart muscle with blood.
what medications do EMT's carry → specific signs or circumstances under which it is appropriate to administer a drug to a patient.
epinephrine → drug that helps to constrict the blood vessels and relax passages of the airway. It may be used to counter a severe allergic reaction.