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emt chapter 1 ems systems
Cardiac monitoring, pharmacological intervention, and other advance treatment skills are functions of the:
The criteria to be licensed and employed as an EMT include:
Proof of immunization against certain communicable diseases.
If an EMT candidate has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, he or she should:
contact the state EMS office and provide them with the required documentation.
Which of the following statements regarding the Americans With Disabilities Act(ADA) of 1990 is correct?
The ADA prohibits employers from failing to provide full and equal employment to the disabled
As an EMT, you may be administer aspirin to a patient with chest pain based on:
your local EMS protocols
According to the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, an EMT would require special permission from the medical director and the state EMS office in order to:
perform blood glucose monitoring
Which of the following statements regarding the NREMT is correct?
The NREMT provides a national standard for EMS testing
Which of the following scenarios does NOT involve the administration of ALS?
a 64-year-old cardiac arrest patient who is defibrillator with an automated external defibrillator (AED)
Laypeople are often trained to perform all of the following skills, EXCEPT:
insertion of an oropharygeal airway
Which of the following skills or interventions is included at every level of prehospital emergency training?
EMRs such as fire fighters, law enforcement officers, and park rangers, are an integral part of the EMS system because:
the presence of a person trained to initiate basic life support care cannot be ensured.
Which of the following is a unique function of the emergency medical dispatcher(EMD)?
providing callers with life-saving instructions
the _____ deals with the well-being of the EMT, career progression, and EMT compensation.
human resources department
The person who is responsible for authorizing EMT's to perform emergency medical care in the field is the:
Which of the following statements regarding the EMS medical director and an EMT's scope of practice is correct?
An EMT's scope of practice may be expanded by the medical director after proper training and state approval.
What type of medical diretions do standing orders and protocols describe?
The continous quality improvement(CQI) process is designed to:
identify areas of improvement and provide remedial training if needed
Which of the following errors is an example of a knowledge-based failure?
An EMT administers the wrong drug to a patient bc she did not know the pertinent info about the drug
Continuing education in EMS serves to:
maintain, update, and expand your knowledge and skills.
Which of the following is an example of a primary prevention strategy?
community awareness programs that emphasize the dangers of drinking and driving
the determination that prompt surgical care in the hospital is more important than performing time-consuming procedures in the field on a major trauma patient is based MOSTLY on:
Why are prehospital emergency care guidelines updated on a regular basis?
Additional information and evidence indicate he effectiveness of certain intervention has changed.
If a defibrillator manufacturer claims that its device terminates ventricular fibrillation on the first shock 95% of the time, you should:
recognize that this does not mean it will save more lives
An appropriate demonstration of professionalism when your patient is frightened, demanding, or unpleasant is to:
continue to be nonjudgmental, compassionate, and respectful.