Chapter 2-2 - Workforce Safety and Wellness (Test Questions)

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General Knowledge (Cont.)

Question Answer
When considering his or her personal life, it is important for the EMT to realize that...
     A.) he or she should not discuss stressful issues with family members.
     B.) shift work is the least stressful type of an EMS-related work schedule.
     C.) family or friends may not understand the stress associated with EMS.
     D.) it is more difficult to effectively relax at home than it is while on duty.
Quid pro quo, a type of sexual harassment, occurs when the harasser...
     A.) requests sexual favors in exchange for something else.
     B.) touches another person without his or her consent.
     C.) stares at certain parts of another person’s anatomy.
     D.) makes rude remarks about a person’s body parts.
It is especially important for EMS personnel to develop nonadversarial relationships with their coworkers because they...
     A.) are highly prone to stress and burnout.
     B.) depend on each other for their safety.
     C.) must work together every third day.
     D.) may have to bunk in the same room.
The MOST serious consequence of drug or alcohol abuse among EMS personnel is...
     A.) punitive action and the loss of a job.
     B.) low morale and frequently missed shifts.
     C.) tension among coworkers and supervisors.
     D.) substandard or inappropriate patient care.
Which of the following statements is MOST consistent with the bargaining phase of the grieving process?
     A.) “It is because of our lousy health care system that I developed this brain tumor.”
     B.) “I will be compliant with all my medications if I can just see my grandson graduate.”
     C.) “I understand that my death is inevitable and I am ready to die when the time comes.”
     D.) “The doctors must be wrong in their diagnosis because I have always been healthy.”
The final stage of death and dying is MOST commonly displayed as...
     A.) anger.
     B.) denial.
     C.) depression.
     D.) acceptance.
Which of the following statements regarding the different stages of the grieving process is correct?
     A.) The grieving process typically begins with severe depression.
     B.) It is rare that people will jump back and forth between stages.
     C.) The stages of the grieving process may occur simultaneously.
     D.) Bargaining is the most unpleasant stage of the grieving process.
Which of the following statements would NOT be appropriate to say to the family of a dying patient?
     A.) “Things will get better in time.”
     B.) “It is okay to be angry and sad.”
     C.) “This must be painful for you.”
     D.) “Tell me how you are feeling.”
While trying to make a family member feel better after a loved one has died, your partner uses trite statements. The family members may view this as...
     A.) your partner’s attempt to diminish their grief.
     B.) a show of respect for the person who has died.
     C.) coaching them through the grieving process.
     D.) your partner’s caring and supportive attitude.
Common questions asked by patients with a serious illness or injury include all of the following, EXCEPT...
     A.) “Am I going to die?”
     B.) “What hospital am I going to?”
     C.) “What are you doing to me?”
     D.) “Will I be permanently disabled?”
Patients who become dependent upon EMS personnel or other health care providers often feel...
     A.) relieved.
     B.) superior.
     C.) hopeful.
     D.) shamed.
When a patient is dying, he or she may experience regression. This is MOST accurately defined as...
     A.) anger projected toward the EMT or other providers.
     B.) fear of being completely dependent upon other people.
     C.) behavior consistent with an earlier developmental stage.
     D.) a decreased ability to exercise age-appropriate judgment.
When caring for the parents of a child who has died of leukemia, the EMT should...
     A.) immediately refer them to a counselor.
     B.) tell them that their feelings are understood.
     C.) refrain from using words such as “died” or “dead."
     D.) acknowledge the death of their child in private.
Common factors that influence how a patient reacts to the stress of an illness or injury include all of the following, EXCEPT...
     A.) distrust of the EMT.
     B.) mental disorders.
     C.) history of chronic disease.
     D.) fear of medical personnel.
What should you do before attempting to access a patient trapped in a vehicle?
     A.) Check for other patients.
     B.) Ensure the vehicle is stable.
     C.) Request another ambulance.
     D.) Contact medical control.
The MOST important consideration at the scene of a hazardous material incident is...
     A.) identifying the material.
     B.) calling the hazardous materials team.
     C.) evacuating the bystanders.
     D.) ensuring your personal safety.
Hazards that are associated with a structural fire include all of the following, EXCEPT...
     A.) smoke and toxic gases.
     B.) carbon dioxide deficiency.
     C.) high ambient temperatures.
     D.) the risk of building collapse.
Carbon monoxide blocks the ability of the blood to oxygenate the body because it...
     A.) binds with the hemoglobin in the red blood cells.
     B.) fills the lungs with secretions.
     C.) causes the body to expel too much carbon dioxide.
     D.) destroys the number of circulating red blood cells.
The MOST effective way to preserve your own body heat when functioning in cold, wet weather is to...
     A.) wear a heavy, thick jacket or coat.
     B.) avoid outer clothing with zippers.
     C.) wear at least three layers of clothing.
     D.) wear socks made of heavy-duty cotton.
When treating a patient who is trapped in a vehicle and covered with broken glass, it is BEST to wear...
     A.) latex gloves with thick leather gloves underneath.
     B.) puncture-proof leather gloves over your latex gloves.
     C.) fire fighter gloves only, to preserve manual dexterity.
     D.) thick fire fighter gloves over two pairs of latex gloves.
Which of the following factors is NOT taken into consideration when assessing a person’s potential for violence?
     A.) poor impulse control
     B.) tattoos, such as those with gang identification
     C.) substance abuse
     D.) large physical size