A. administer another treatment in 30 seconds if she is still in distress.
B. reassess the patient and document her response to the medication.
C. check the drug’s expiration date to ensure that it is still current.
D. contact medical control and apprise him or her of what you did.
A. administer up to three doses of nitroglycerin before assessing his blood pressure.
B. administer the nitroglycerin unless he has taken Viagra within the past 72 hours.
C. begin immediate transport and request a rendezvous with a paramedic unit.
D. assist him with his nitroglycerin unless his systolic blood pressure is less than 100 mm Hg
A. untoward effect.
B. unpredictable effect.
C. side effect.
D. therapeutic effect.
B. side effect
A. the study of how medications affect the brain.
B. the study of drugs that are produced illegally.
C. the study of drugs and their actions on the body.
D. the study of drug excretion from the human body.
A. cardiovascular disease.
B. non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
C. reactive airway disease.
D. bacterial infection.
C. Slow respirations
D. Extreme agitation
A. The EMT administers a drug that is not approved by the medical director.
B. The EMT administers the correct drug, but gives it by the wrong route.
C. The EMT accidentally gives a higher drug dose than what is indicated.
D. The EMT administers a drug that is contraindicated for the patient.
A. A patient with an altered level of consciousness
B. An alert adult patient
C. Medical direction approval
D. A patient with stable vital signs
B. Pediatric patients
C. Patients with asthma
D. Middle adults
A. Glucose is given to patients who are suspected of being hyperglycemic.
B. Glucose is usually administered by the EMT via the intravenous route.
C. Glucose is a complex sugar that rapidly absorbs into the bloodstream.
D. Glucose is a simple sugar that is readily absorbed by the bloodstream.
A. Tylenol is an example of a parenteral medication because it is taken orally.
B. Compared to enteral medications, parenteral medications have fewer side effects.
C. Parenteral medications are absorbed by the body through the digestive system.
D. Parenteral medications are absorbed more quickly than enteral medications.
A. give the patient nitroglycerin to increase his blood pressure.
B. withhold drug therapy until an intraosseous catheter is in place.
C. give the patient activated charcoal to rule out a drug overdose.
D. administer drugs via the IV route to achieve the fastest effect.
A. immediately load the patient into the ambulance, begin transport, and reattempt to contact medical control when you receive a cell signal.
B. notify dispatch and request that a paramedic unit respond to the scene so they can administer epinephrine to the patient.
C. place her in a supine position, keep her warm, begin transport to the hospital, and request a paramedic intercept en route.
D. administer epinephrine to the patient, begin immediate transport, and attempt to contact medical control en route to the hospital.