a) record your opinion only if you have reasonable proof to justify the statement.
b) keep the report concise and record only what the patient stated in her own words.
c) only use quotation marks when recording any statements made by witnesses.
d) translate the patient’s words or statements using proper medical terminology.
b) genital herpes
a) Rape is a legal diagnosis, not a medical diagnosis.
b) Only a licensed physician can make a diagnosis of rape.
c) The EMT should try to determine if rape occurred.
d) Rape causes more physical harm than emotional harm.
a) normal bacteria in the vagina are replaced by an overgrowth of other bacterial forms.
b) numerous bacteria enter the uterus through the cervix and cause severe tissue damage.
c) abnormal bacteria enter the vagina and cause damage without causing any symptoms.
d) harmful bacteria infect and cause damage to the uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes.
a) a history of ectopic pregnancy
b) a shuffling gait when walking
c) bright red blood in the urine
d) vaginal passage of blood clots
a) thoroughly assessed, even if no signs of injury exist.
b) encouraged to take a shower and change her clothes.
c) given the option of being treated by a female EMT.
d) asked to provide a brief description of the perpetrator.
a) determine the underlying cause of her problem.
b) ask questions related to her gynecologic history.
c) keep assessment and treatment to a minimum.
d) maintain her ABCs and transport without delay.
a) Mild infections with gonorrhea cause abdominal pain, vomiting, and fever.
b) Symptoms of gonorrhea usually appear within 3 months after being infected.
c) Painful urination is a common symptom of gonorrhea in men and women.
d) Most men who are infected with gonorrhea do not experience symptoms.
a) she usually experiences abdominal cramping without vaginal bleeding.
b) her menstrual periods may become irregular and vary in severity.
c) her risk of developing PID lowers significantly.
d) she cannot become pregnant because of fluctuating hormone levels.
a) may be relatively painless.
b) is typically not as severe.
c) can be controlled in the field.
d) often presents with acute pain.
c) fallopian tubes.
d) urinary bladder.
a) administer high-flow oxygen, ask her to remove the tampon, perform a detailed secondary assessment, and transport promptly.
b) administer high-flow oxygen, place a sterile pad over her vagina, keep her warm, elevate her lower extremities, and transport without delay.
c) administer high-flow oxygen, perform a detailed assessment of her vaginal area for signs of trauma, place her on her side, and transport.
d) assist her ventilations with a bag-mask device, place one sterile dressing into her vagina, perform a rapid secondary assessment, and transport.
a) perform a rapid secondary assessment.
b) perform a visual assessment of her vaginal area.
c) assess her blood pressure and elevate her legs.
d) assist her ventilations with a bag-mask device.
a) between 25 and 35 years of age.
b) between 12 and 14 years of age.
c) between 45 and 50 years of age.
d) between 11 and 16 years of age.
a) fallopian tube.
a) experience abdominal cramping, which may be misinterpreted.
b) become so emotionally distraught that they contemplate suicide.
c) have a falsely positive home pregnancy test result.
d) lose up to 500 mL of blood within the first 24 hours.
a) genital herpes
b) ovarian cysts
c) ectopic pregnancy
a) sheds and is expelled externally.
b) diverts blood flow to the vagina.
c) becomes engorged with blood.
d) thins and begins to separate.
a) bacterial vaginosis and chlamydia.
b) ovarian abscess and ectopic pregnancy.
c) ovarian cysts and gonorrhea.
d) uterine rupture with severe bleeding.
a) has obtained a complete set of vital signs.
b) has gathered patient history information.
c) ascertains if the patient was ever pregnant.
d) has formed a general impression of the patient.
a) deferred until the patient can be evaluated by a physician.
b) as detailed as possible so all injuries can be documented.
c) performed in the presence of at least two police officers.
d) limited to a brief survey for life-threatening injuries.
a) advise her that she cannot clean herself up because this will destroy evidence.
b) perform a limited hands-on assessment to detect life-threatening injuries.
c) provide emotional support and visually assess her for obvious trauma.
d) ask her if there is anyone you can contact, such as a friend or relative.
a) The most common presenting symptom of PID is generalized upper abdominal pain.
b) PID most commonly affects women who have had an ectopic pregnancy in the past.
c) The most severe cases of PID occur in women who are not sexually active.
d) PID can scar the fallopian tubes, which increases the risk of an ectopic pregnancy.
a) refraining from placing any dressings into the vagina.
b) treating external lacerations with moist, sterile compresses.
c) carefully removing any foreign bodies from the vagina.
d) supplemental oxygen and lower extremity elevation.
a) is pregnant.
b) has an infection.
c) is in shock.
d) has an ectopic pregnancy.
a) left lower quadrant pain, referred pain to the left shoulder, and fever
b) upper abdominal cramping, severe headache, and heavy vaginal bleeding
c) lower abdominal pain, fever, general malaise, and foul-smelling vaginal discharge
d) pain around the umbilicus, low-grade fever, and generalized weakness