Select one: 60 20 40 10
To treat for the excessive loss of sodium in patients with hyperthermic emergencies, the paramedic should:
Select one: Only administer salt tablets to patients experiencing heat exhaustion Only administer salt tablets to patients if they are conscious and alert and have an intact gag reflex. Never administer salt tablets Always administer salt tablets
In the prehospital setting active rewarming should not be attempted unless the emergency department is greater than ____ minutes away.
Select one: 10 30 15 45
Which law of gases states that the amount of gas dissolved in a given volume of fluid is proportional to the pressure of the gas above it?
Select one: Winston’s law Boyle’s law Dalton’s law Henry’s law
When providing fluid resuscitation to a hypothermic patient the rate of infusion should be:
Select one: 100 to 125 mL/hour 250 to 275 mL/hour 500 to 600 mL/hour 150 to 200 mL/hour
All of the following are signs of mild hypothermia EXCEPT:
Select one: Fatigue Tachycardia Impaired judgment Vasodilation
Heat loss occurs in all the following ways EXCEPT:
Select one: Ingestion Evaporation Convection Conduction
You and your partner are treating a drowning patient who had a submersion time of 10 minutes. Your partner wants to perform the Heimlich maneuver; you should:
Select one: Agree with your partner, as you know the Heimlich maneuver should only be performed on patients with a submersion time of less than 15 minutes. Advise your partner that the Heimlich maneuver should only be performed on patients with a submersion time of greater than 15 minutes Advise your partner that the Heimlich maneuver should not be utilized for drowning victims Agree with your partner and begin performing the Heimlich maneuver
Which of the following is a medication used in the treatment of high-altitude conditions?
Select one: Dextrose Diamox Methylprednisolone Atropine
Decompression sickness commonly occurs in divers who are diving below what level?
Select one: 44 feet 11 feet 33 feet 22 feet
Paramedics should do everything possible to ensure that they are on the scene of a traumatic emergency for no more than _____ minutes:
Select one: 15 10 20 25
Which of the following patients’ mechanisms of injury meets trauma triage criteria for transport to a trauma center?
Select one: A nine-year-old female who fell 15 feet from grandstand bleachers at a baseball game A 31-year-old male involved in a medium-velocity motor vehicle collision A 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the arm A ten-year-old male soccer player with a laceration over his right eye after colliding with another player’s head
Your patient is a four-year-old child. He has received an accidental gunshot wound to the groin and has lost a significant amount of blood. He responds to painful stimuli and has a heart rate of 150 with no radial pulse. Respirations are 32 and shallow. What is the total amount of intravenous fluid you should administer to this patient, assuming his condition does NOT improve with intervention?
Select one: 30 ml/kg 20 ml/kg 10 ml/kg 40 ml/kg
Which of the following statements about the pediatric pedestrian who is struck by a vehicle is NOT true?
Select one: A smaller child is more likely to be thrown to the ground following initial impact, versus being thrown onto the hood. A child commonly turns toward the oncoming vehicle at the moment of impact. Anatomically, the injuries caused by the initial impact of the vehicle will be higher on the body than in an adult. Smaller children are likely to suffer fractures of the tibia and fibula as a result of impact with the vehicle’s bumper.
Bariatric patients are at greater risk for all of the following EXCEPT:
Select one: Arrhythmias Bradycardia Cardiac failure Systemic hypertension
The uncritical use of which of the following when caring for the trauma patient has been questioned by research?
Select one: Rapid isotonic fluid infusion PASG Capillary refill as an indicator of tissue perfusion All of the above
Bariatric trauma patients have a mortality of up to ____________ times greater than normal weight patients.
Select one: Four Six Three Two