Chapter 36 chapter test

Which of the following is NOT a responsibility of the Emergency Medical​ Dispatcher?
Providing medical direction to the responding units

Prepare the prehospital care​ report:
as soon as you are free from​ patient-care activities.

What is an​ appropriate-sized landing zone for a​ helicopter?
100 by 100

Operators of emergency vehicles must drive with the safety of others in mind. This is known as​ driving:
with due regard

Which of the following situations may warrant the use of helicopter transport from the scene to a medical​ facility?
The patient is located in a remote area.

You have transported a stable patient with complaints of having abdominal pain for the last three weeks to the hospital. On​ arrival, you notice the emergency department is very busy and there are no empty beds to be found. You have attempted to get the attention of a hospital staff member to transfer the​ patient, but all are currently helping other patients. Your partner tells you to take the patient to the waiting room and leave him because the dispatcher of your service is holding several serious calls. What should you​ do?
Wait until you can transfer your patient to the emergency department staff.

A study of 18 years of ambulance statistics in New York state demonstrated that most collisions​ occurred:
on a dry road with clear weather during daylight hours in an intersection.

Tests have shown that​ ________ ambulance operators tend to speed up by 10 to 15 miles per hour when the siren is sounding.
inexperienced

What factor is LEAST likely to affect ANY emergency​ response?
week long festival

One reason that police escorts of ambulances driving at emergency status are typically discouraged is​ because:
drivers who pull over for the escort often pull back into traffic in front of the ambulance.

When deciding whether or not to drive to the hospital with lights and siren activated for any​ patient, the driver should​ consider:
the potential risk of making the patients condition worse .

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued specifications for all of the following types of ambulances EXCEPT​:
type IV

While staffing an emergency services dispatch​ center, an Emergency Medical Dispatcher​ (EMD) receives a call from someone who is very upset and screaming that her friend was just shot. Which of the following would the EMD need to do in this​ situation?
Provide prearrival medical instructions to the caller.

Failure to formally transfer the patient to medical staff in the emergency department could place the EMT in danger of being held liable​ for:
abandonment

You have transported a patient to the emergency department and are in the process of cleaning the ambulance while your partner is completing all required paperwork. At what point is the final phase of an ambulance call​ complet
After your partner completes all required paperwork and you have the ambulance completely cleaned and restocked

When heading back to​ quarters, on what should you place your​ emphasis?
safe return

A​ patient-carrying device should have at least​ ________ straps to hold the patient securely.
3

Regarding ambulance warning​ devices, which of the following statements is​ FALSE?
The large lights on the outermost corners of the ambulance box should blink alternately.

Which of the following is the correct order of operations when transferring a stable patient from his or her house to the​ ambulance?
Select the proper​ patient-carrying device, package the patient for​ transport, move the patient to the​ ambulance, and load the patient into the ambulance.

The size of the occlusive dressings that must be carried on a basic life support ambulance is at​ least:
3”x8”

After you have moved an unconscious patient with an airway adjunct in place to the transport​ position, you​ should:
ensure the patient has adequate air exchange

Most state statutes allow an emergency vehicle operator to do which of the following on emergency​ calls?
Exceed posted speed limits without endangering life and property.

Regarding the use of emergency​ sirens, which of the following statement is​ FALSE?
Ambulance operators are not affected by siren noise

You respond to a major automobile collision involving multiple patients. Which of the following patients would receive Priority 1​ transport?
25-year-old with signs of shock who is not breathing

Which of the following should be checked with the vehicle engine turned​ off?
battery

After responding to the scene of a patient complaining of difficulty​ breathing, you and your partner determine that the​ patient’s condition is not life threatening based on a thorough assessment. You should transport the patient to an appropriate medical facility​ with:
neither lights or siren activated

Which of the following is optional equipment on a basic life support​ ambulance?
infant cervical

Full immobilization of a trauma​ patient, including placing a cervical collar and securing the patient to a​ backboard, should take place at which of the following points in​ time?
before moving patient to ambulance

Which part of an​ EMT’s typical duties begins by obtaining a report from the​ off-going shift regarding any potential problems with the ambulance and​ equipment?
ensuring ambulance readiness

Which of the following statements concerning disinfection is​ TRUE?
a low level disinfectant for floors and wall

Which of the following fluids is NOT checked by an​ EMT?
hydraulic

Because of the extra equipment now placed on ambulances for specialty​ rescue, advanced life​ support, and hazardous materials​ operations, their gross vehicle weight has been easily exceeded in some communities. This has necessitated introduction of a​ ________ truck chassis built for rugged durability and large storage and work areas.
medium duty

When arriving at the location of a motor vehicle collision on an interstate​ highway, you should position the ambulance downstream of the incident​ UNLESS:
you are the first unit on scene

The saline drops and bulb suction required to be carried on all basic life support ambulances are for which​ population?
infants

Which of the following statements regarding safety at highway incidents is generally​ TRUE?
The more people and vehicles are​ gathered, the greater the risk.

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