EMT chapter 37

delivering a patient to the hospital involves all of the following activities, EXCEPT:
giving a verbal report to the triage clerk

the six-pointed Star of Life emblem identifies vehicles that:
meet federal specifications as licensed or certified ambulances

When driving an ambulance on a multilane highway in emergency mode, you should:
remain in the extreme left lane

For every emergency request, the dispatcher should routinely gather and record all of the following information, EXCEPT the:
patient’s medical history.

When arriving at the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer rig, you note that a green cloud is being emitted from the crashed vehicle. The driver is still in the truck; he is conscious but bleeding profusely from the head. After notifying the hazardous materials team, you should:
position the ambulance upwind.

If you properly assess and stabilize a patient at the scene, driving to the hospital with excessive speed:
will decrease the driver’s reaction time.

The purpose of a jump kit is to
contain anything that you might need during the first 5 minutes of patient care

General guidelines for safe ambulance driving include all of the following, EXCEPT:
regularly using the siren as much as possible.

After assessing your patient, you determine that his condition is stable. You provide the appropriate treatment and then load him into the ambulance. While en route to the hospital, you should:
turn your emergency lights off and obey all traffic laws

Aggressive ambulance driving may have a negative effect on other motorists because:
it may not allow for their reaction time to respond to your vehicle

If hydroplaning of the ambulance occurs, the driver should:
gradually slow down without jamming on the brakes

In general, medivac helicopters should be utilized when:
a patient has a time-dependent injury or illness and traffic conditions would cause a significant delay in definitive care

As soon as you leave the hospital and are en route back to your station, you should inform the dispatcher:
whether you are back in service

While en route to a call for a patient in cardiac arrest, you approach a stopped school bus with its red warning lights flashing. You should:
stop and wait until the warning lights stop flashing

A disposable oxygen humidifier should be considered for ambulance services that often transport patients on runs longer than
1 hour

Which of the following items would MOST likely require special protocols in order to be carried on the ambulance?

It is 10:30 PM and you have requested air medical transport for a critically injured patient. When you arrive at the designated landing zone, you should:
survey the area for power lines or other hazards

Equipment and supplies that are carried on an ambulance should be stored
according to the urgency and frequency of their use.

Common activities that occur while you and your partner are en route to the scene of an emergency call include all of the following, EXCEPT:
apprising the medical director of the nature of the call

A portable oxygen cylinder should have a capacity of a minimum of ____ of oxygen.
500 L

When approaching a helicopter, whether the rotor blades are moving or not, you should
never duck under the body or tail boom because the pilot cannot see you in these areas

upon returning to your station following a run, you should disinfect the ambulance as needed. disinfection is MOST accurately defined as:
killing pathogenic agents with a chemical made for that purpose.

when transporting a patient who is secured to a backboard, it is important to:
place deceleration straps over the patient’s shoulders

You have just delivered a major trauma patient to the hospital. shortly after departing the hospital, dispatch advises you of another call. the back of the ambulance is contaminated with bloody dressings and is in disarray, and you are in need of airway equipment and numerous other supplies. You should:
advise the dispatcher that you are out of service and to send another uniy

when parking your ambulance at the scene of a motor vehicle crash, you should position the ambulance:
100′ past the scene on the same side of the road

common safety equipment carried on the ambulance includes all of the following, EXCEPT:
hazardous materials gear

when being tailgated by another vehicle while responding to an emergency call, you should:
slow down and allow the driver to pass you

the use of lights and sirens on an ambulance:
signifies a request for other drivers to yield the right of way

you are dispatched to a residence for a patient with chest pain; however, you are unfamiliar with the address and cannot find the location of your map book. A nearby police officer radios you and tells you that he knows how to get to the scene. you should:
turn off your lights and carefully follow the police officer to the scene

hydroplaning of the ambulance on wet roads would MOST likely occur at speed of greater than ____ mph.

typically medivac helicopters fly between:
130 and 150 mph

during the transport phase of an ambulance call, it is MOST important to:
converse with the patient and provide reassurance

while using lights and siren, most state laws permit an ambulance to:
carefully exceed the posted speed limit

The most common and usually the most serious ambulance crashes occur at?

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