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Chapter 2 quiz review
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Which of the following descriptions best defines the term pathogen?
An organism that causes infection and disease
What is the primary reason for an EMT to change gloves between contacts with different patients?
To prevent spreading infection to the next patient
Which of the following pathogens can live in dried blood for days and should be a major concern for EMS providers even while cleaning contaminated equipment?
What is the name of the federal act that mandates a procedure by which emergency healthcare providers can find out if they have been exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases while on the job?
Ryan White CARE Act
Which of the following is the form of stress that can cause immediate and long-term problems with an EMT's health and well-being?
The body's three-stage response to a stressful stimulation is known as general ________ syndrome.
Posttraumatic stress disorder may be described as a(n):
delayed stress reaction.
For the last few days, your regular EMT partner has been having trouble sleeping, has been on edge, and has had trouble concentrating on his job during EMS calls. Luckily, your call volume has been low with no serious calls since the infant cardiac arrest you both worked last month. You ask him if anything is bothering him and he states he is fine in every way. He states that he has been going to the bars lately to relax and invites you to come along for some drinks after work. Choose the best answer for this situation.
Your partner is suffering from a delayed stress reaction and you should recommend that he seek professional counseling.
Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISDs):
are now less common than they once were.
A family member who keeps pleading with a deceased loved one to "wake up" is experiencing which reaction to death and dying?
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