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EMS CHAPTER 1
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Which is the BEST reason for an EMT to be pleasant?
To inspire confidence and help calm the sick or injured
Quality improvement programs are a part of which NHTSA Technical Assistance Program standard?
The application of oxygen for a patient who is short of breath without having to contact the physician in the emergency department is an example of which of the following?
Which of the following is a personal trait an EMT should demonstrate?
The EMT's role in the quality improvement process includes becoming involved in the quality process, keeping carefully written documentation, obtaining feedback from patients and the hospital staff, continuing his education, and which of the following?
The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) was founded to establish which of the following?
National standards for emergency medical services personnel
You and your EMT partner are assigned to spend a day at the senior center where you are to inspect the rooms and common areas for fall hazards. Your partner is upset that he is not in the ambulance where the "action is." He complains that "looking for loose rugs" is a waste of his time. What would be the best response to his complaints?
Injury prevention in the community is an important component of EMS
Upon arrival at the hospital, the EMT advises hospital personnel of the patient's condition, observations from the scene, treatment rendered, and other pertinent data to assure continuity of care. This process is known as which of the following?
Transfer of Care
Which of the following is the most common gateway for hospital services for patients who need emergency medical assistance?
Centralized coordination of emergency medical access, transportation, and care most refers to which of the following?
Which of the following statements about the NHTSA Technical Assistance Program transportation standard is FALSE?
Transportation from remote areas falls under the facilities standard instead of transportation
During the new employee orientation, the training officer meets with the new EMTs and explains to them the monthly training schedule and the classes they must attend for EMT recertification. One of the new EMTs asks the training officer why they have to keep taking EMT courses if they already passed the EMT examination. What is the BEST answer?
EMS is constantly evolving in response to evidence-based research
Which of the following is a personality trait required of EMTs?
Control of personal habits
What is the minimum level of certification required of ambulance personnel responsible for direct patient care?
Emergency Medical Technician
Who is responsible for on-scene safety of EMS providers?
All crew members
Who assumes the ultimate responsibility for patient care rendered by the EMT?
Which of these is the LEAST common setting that an EMT may work in?
Which of the following BEST describes the overall purpose of the modern emergency medical services (EMS) system?
To have trained personnel respond quickly and provide emergency care on scene, during transport, and at the hospital
What BEST defines the evaluation of the patient's condition in order to provide emergency care?
Which of the following is a physical trait necessary for performing the duties of an EMT?
Ability to speak clearly
An EMT attends a demonstration of a new technique for providing rapid extrication that supplements the EMT's original training, without replacing that original training. This is an example of what kind of training?
You respond to a 35-year-old male patient who fell 50 feet from a bluff. Your authority to provide emergency care is an extension of the Medical Director's license to practice medicine. You are acting as a(n) _________ of the Medical Director.
Which of the following is a role of the EMT in the quality improvement process?
Writing complete patient care reports
What BEST describes the level of EMS training that emphasizes activation of the EMS system and provides immediate care for life-threatening problems?
Emergency Medical Responder
A fellow EMT is talking with the Medical Director at a staff meeting. The EMT states that the neighboring ambulance service is carrying special clotting bandages for serious bleeding wounds. The special bandages cost five times as much as the regular bandages, but the EMT claims they work ten times better. The EMT wants the Medical Director to approve the bandages for use in their ambulances. The Medical Director responds to the EMT by saying he will not approve the bandages until he can prove they are worth the additional cost. How can the EMT best prove the work of the special bandages?
Perform a literature search to see what studies have been done on the special bandages and report the findings to the Medical Director
What BEST describes the level of EMS training that emphasizes use of advanced airway devices and some prehospital medication administration?
You and another new EMT are studying your local protocols. The other EMT notices that you may give oral glucose without utilizing on-line medical control, but you must get an on-line order from a physician before assisting a patient in taking his nitroglycerin for chest pain. The EMT asks you why some drugs require on-line medical control while others do not. What is the best answer to give him?
The physician wants to be sure it cannot hurt the patient
Why is it important for EMTs to participate in quality improvement programs?
To identify problems and develop a plan to prevent their recurrence
Which of the following BEST describes a list of steps the EMT should perform while assessing and managing emergency medical situations?
Which of the following is the first responsibility of the EMT?
Maintain personal health and safety
Which of the following refers to a program or process for evaluating and improving the effectiveness of an EMS system?
Which of the following BEST describes a communication system capable of identifying the number and location of the phone from which a caller is calling?
An emergency medical responder:
Provides immediate care
What level of emergency medical training provides the most advanced pre-hospital care?
A written authorization for an EMS provider to perform a particular skill in a specific situation is a(n):
To be compassionate and empathetic, to be accurate with interviews, and to inspire confidence are all examples of which of the personal traits of a quality EMT?
Able to listen to others
Which of the following groups is credited with developing the earliest documented emergency medical service?
After delivering a patient to the emergency department, you discuss with hospital staff the details of your care and ask for suggestions to improve your care. This is an example of your role in which of the following?
Which of the following is a component of patient advocacy?
Building rapport with the patient during transport to the hospital
You and your new EMT partner arrive first on the scene of a single car rollover on the shoulder of a busy highway. You pull off in a safe location and just as you stop the ambulance, your partner throws the passenger door open, steps out of the truck, and begins jogging through the scattered debris toward the overturned car. You shout for him to stop and he looks back at you, but then continues to the vehicle and begins assessing the driver. Later, as you are restocking in the ambulance bay of the local trauma center your partner tells you that he thinks you acted unprofessionally by shouting at him. What is the best way to respond?
Shouting was an attempt to protect the EMT from a potentially unsafe scene
You have just come on duty. The EMT on the previous shift complains to you that the QI manager was giving him grief because he did not document three sets of vital signs on the patient record. The EMT is angry and does not understand why documenting three sets of vital signs is so important. What is the best answer you could give him>
The recording of three sets of vital signs demonstrates that you were trending the patient's condition
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