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Could you make a good Paramedic?
Do you know enough about medicine in the pre-hospital setting to save lives?
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1What is the first thing you should do when arriving one a scene?
 
Check and clear the patients airway
Check for pulse
Check to be sure the scene is safe
Turn off the Ambulance
 
2Carbon Monoxide (CO) bonds to Red blood cells better then Oxygen (O2)
 
True
False
 
3Your patient has been impaled in the upper right quadrant of their abdomen. Which of these organs is most likely hurt?
 
Stomach
Lung
Liver
Heart
 
4Your patient may have suffered a suspected heroin overdose. What do you do?
 
Give the patients Narcan, the antidote for Narcotics.
Just rush to the ER, as Narcan is fatal if given to a patient who may not have an overdose.
Call the Police to arrest the patient and let him sleep it off in Jail.
Give the patients and sternal rub to awaken them.
 
5You are called to the scene of a child falling. When you get their, you find the child is unconscious, with a laceration on the back of his head. On further examination, you find buries in various stages of healing, and suspect child abuse. Your next action should be to:
 
Confront the parent, treating to call the CPS if they don’t start taking care of him.
Radio the police on the way to the hospital, telling them to arrest the parents right away
Hit the parent in the head with your O2 tank, and run like a bat outta hell with the kid
Inform the ER Doctor of your findings and that you suspect abuse
 
6Bruises with yellow coloring are mostly likely:
 
A week old
3 weeks old
12-15 days old
7-10 days old
 
7The ER is backed up. While you are waiting for a room in the hallway, your patient codes on your stretcher. You ask for help, but the ER nurse says it is not her responsibility to treat the patient till she takes a report on him. You inform her:
 
That is resembles a Canine who has given birth, and that she will not be spending the afterlife in Heaven.
That the patient became hers when you took him off the Ambulance
That the patient became hers when you wheeled him into the ER
That the patient became hers the second you drove onto the Hospitals property
 
8A patient with a heart rate of 110 would be described as:
 
Tachycardia
Bradycardia
Normocardia
Dyscardia
 
9Which of the following is NOT true about splinting a limb:
 
Apply traction to the limb if you cannot feel a distal pulse
Immobilize the joints above and below the site of the break
If a bone is protruding from the site of the break, push it back in
A traction splint device should only be used on mid-shaft closed fractures of the femur
 
10Diabetes is caused primarily by a disorder of the:
 
Gallbladder
Liver
Stomach
Pancreas
 
11Signs and symptoms of Hypogylcemia may include:
 
Warm, moist skin
Bradycardia
Flaccidity
Combative Behavior
 
12Medications that may be given to a patient with a history of anaphylactic reastions would include:
 
Propranolol
Lidocaine
Epi-pen
Clonidine
 
13Which of the following is not a cause of visceral pain:
 
Esophagogastric Varices
Appendicitis
Pancreatitis
Cholecystits
 
14You are sent to a house for a pediatric call. WHen you arrive, the mother informs you that she is a nurse at the local Hospital, and she as taking her 3 year old blood pressure "for practice." She is worried he is suffering from hypotension, because it BP was 85/52. You inform the mother:
 
That is a normal BP for a 3-year-old
That the child is dehydrated
That the child has an arterial blockage.
That this BP is the low side of normal, and nothing to worry about.
 
15Which would be a sign that a patient has emphysema
 
A productive cough
Mild, Chronic dyspnea
Chronic cyanosis
Thick, barrel-chested appearance
 
16Your patient is hyperventilating. You should expect the blood flow to the brain to
 
Not be affected
Increase
Decrease
Increase at first, then slowly Decrease
 
17If a patient develops a coma slowly, which of the following causes would you suspect?
 
Intracranial bleeding
Hypoglycemia
head trauma
Stroke
 
18Your patient reports seeing an "aura." You suspect:
 
Psychosis
Brain Tumor
Epilepsy
Drug use, most likely a hallucinogen
 
19Administering the drug Diazapam may cause ______ in a patient.
 
Vomiting
Respiratory Depression
Hypoglycemia
Headache
 
20Which drug would you administer for a patients suffering from organophosphate poisoning?
 
Epinephine
Atropine
Dopamine
Naloxone
 



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