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Someone stung by bees what medication should they be taking?
Someone taking Nitro, what kind of problem do you think he having?
Angina pectoris (chest pain)
When someone is complaining of chest pain, what are the important questions to ask him.
When you find some who is unresponsive, even to painful stimuli, you should know your course of action.
ABC's, prompt transport
Where would you find a vial of life sticker?
The vial is placed in the refrigerator
If someone is complaining of chest pain how do you know if they're getting worse? What vital signs?
The pt will have a high blood pressure, rapid heart rate and rapid resp ( congestive heart failure)
You help someone with 2 nitros, they say the chest pain is gone. Now they dont want to go to the hospital, what do you do next?
Call medical control and then document on a Release from responsibility form
You go to someone who is having chest pain and never had chest pain before, what are the most important questions to ask them?
Heart pain radiates where?
to the left shoulder
How do you figure out if the pain is radiating?
Ask whether the pain travels to another part of the body.
Stable pt how often do you check vitals?
every 15 min
You load someone in an ambulance and all of a sudden you hear gurgling what do you do next?
check the airway, check the mouth for objects and suction.
What medications can Emt-b assist with?
Aspirin, epinephrine, meteer-dose inhaler, nitro.
How does activate charcoal come, what form?
Whats the difference between trade name and generic name.
Trade begins with a capital letter, raised symbol R with a circle around it. brand name given by the manyfacturer
Generic name is not capitalized, original chemical name
When your recording a list of medication on your report, you should know what to include in the medications.
name of medication, dose and route, vital signs before and after.
What are the side effects of nitro?
What medications need a prescription that an emt-b can assist with?
Epinephrine, nitro, metered dose inhalers
Why would you administer charcoal
emergency involving overdoses of medication/posion taken by mouth
What is sublingual
under the tongue
After you assist someone with medication what is important to document?
Name of the medication, dose, route, and vital signs before and after.
What does HIPAA stand for?
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Know the minimum data set developed by DOT, for purposes of data collection in conducting research.
pts information and administrative information
Know what is acceptible for documenting pt problems on a pcr.
make sure you dont diagnose
You should know what the first thing to do when you arrive at the scene of an emergency.
BSI scene safety
Someone refused treatment where do you record it?
on a release of responsiblility form.
Whats your respond if someone is asking you for the pts pcr
When your communicating to the hospital about your pt you should know what is important to tell them
six components of an oral report
1. pts name
2. more detailed information
3. any imprtant history
4. the pt's response to treatment
5. the vital signs assessed
6. any other information
What is important in a medical radio report?
How many grams of activated charcoal can an emt give?
up to 50g
What happens when medical conrtol tells you to do something that is wrong?
orders unclear should be questioned, do not blindly follow an order that does not make sense to you.
Why is not appropriate to give the pt's name over the radio
it maybe over heard and is a violation of pt privacy
If the pt's husband ask if is wife is going to be ok. What do you tell them?
Is it important to document a VIP
Its not important
If you just called medical control and you tell them that the pt is stable, then the pt become unstable what do you do
assess the pt before reporting back
Why is it important to make eye contact with the pt?
This will le the pt know that he or she is your top priority
Your checking a pt every 15min what type of pt do you have
how do you reasses circulation on a young child.
During an on going assessment what are we checking for reguarding the breathing.
Checking someone with a would and you notice the bandage is soaked with blood what do you do ?
apply a second dressing
If the bag on the non rebreather is not filling what do you check for?
proper seal on the pts mouth or leaks
Why is it important to document vitals once they are obtained?
to determine if the pt is getting better or worse
When your assessing a pt, and they become anxious how do you calm them down?