[emergency care & treatment mid term ch 1 - 20

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After performing a primary assessment, a rapid scan of the body should be performed in order to:identify less obvious injuries that require immediate transport.
As you assess the head of a patient with a suspected spinal injury, your partner should:maintain stabilization of the head.
Clinical signs of labored breathing include all of the following, EXCEPT:shallow chest movement
During a 30-minute transport of a stable patient, you should reassess him or her at least ________ times:2
External bleeding from an extremity can usually be controlled by a combination of:direct pressure and elevation.
The full-body scan of a patient that occurs following the primary assessment should take no longer than:60 to 90 seconds
The goal of the full-body scan that is performed during the secondary assessment is to:locate injuries not found in the primary assessment
The "Golden Period" begins when an injury occurs and ends when:the patient receives definitive care.
If a patient develops difficulty breathing after your primary assessment, you should immediately:reevaluate his or her airway status
In responsive patients that are older than 1 year of age, you should palpate the pulse at the ________ artery:radial
In which of the following situations is a pertinent negative identified?:A 59-year-old man complains of crushing chest pain but denies shortness of breath
Normal respiratory rates should not exceed _______ breaths per minute in children and _______ breaths per minute in infants:30/50
Normal skin color, temperature, and condition should be:pink, warm, and dry
Treatment and transport priorities at the scene of a mass-casualty incident should be determined after:all the patients have been triaged
Typical methods of assessing a patient's breathing include all of the following, EXCEPT:observing for nasal flaring during inhalation
Upon arriving at the scene of a patient with difficulty breathing, you determine that the scene is safe. You enter the residence and find the patient sitting in a chair in obvious distress. Your first action should be to:introduce yourself to the patient
What maneuver should be used to open the airway of an unresponsive patient with suspected trauma?:jaw-thrust maneuver
What part of the patient assessment process focuses on obtaining additional information about the patient's chief complaint and any medical problems he or she may have?:History taking
When assessing a 62-year-old female with crushing chest pain, you note that her pulse is rapid and irregular. In addition to administering oxygen, you should:transport at once and consider requesting a paramedic unit
When assessing motor function in a conscious patient's lower extremities, you should expect the patient to:wiggle his or her toes on command
When assessing the skin of an unconscious patient, you note that it has a bluish tint to it. This finding is called:cyanosis
When evaluating a patient with multiple complaints, the EMT's responsibility is to:determine which complaint poses the greatest threat to the patient's life
When palpating a patient's pulse, you note that it is grossly irregular. You should:count the pulse rate for a full minute to obtain an accurate reading.
When palpating a patient's pulse, you note that there is a short interval between pulsations. This indicates that the pulse is:rapid
When palpating the carotid pulse of a responsive older patient, you should:avoid compressing both carotid arteries simultaneously
When performing a reassessment of your patient, you should first:repeat the primary assessment
When you inspect a patient's pupils with a penlight, the pupils should normally react to the light by:constricting
When you shine a light into one pupil, the normal reaction of the other pupil should be to:become smaller
Which of the following abnormal breath sounds indicates obstruction of the upper airway?:stridor
Which of the following actions would NOT be performed during the scene size-up?:rapidly assessing a patient's respiratory status
Which of the following conditions would MOST likely cause the pupils to remain significantly constricted?:overdose of an opiate drug
Which of the following findings indicates that your patient has a patent airway?:forceful coughing
Which of the following is an example of a symptom:headache
Which of the following signs of respiratory distress is seen MOST commonly in pediatric patients?:seesaw breathing

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