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EMT Communications & Documentation Quiz

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pandora's version from 2012-02-09 18:21

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A patient's refusal for EMS treatment and/or transport must be:an informed refusal
Which of the following statements regarding standing orders is MOST correct? a) Standing orders require you to contact medical control first; b) Standing orders have less legal authority than orders given via radio; c) Standing orders should be followed when physician contact is not possible; d) Standing orders only highlight the care that you may providec) Standing orders should be followed when physician contact is not possible
While en route to a call for a patient with chest pain, you encounter a bridge that is covered with fast-moving water and is not barricaded off. You should:notify the dispatcher of your delay and take an alternate route to the scene.
When providing a patient report via radio, you should protect the patient's privacy by:not disclosing his or her name.
Your unit and another ambulance are responding to the scene of a major motor vehicle crash involving at least three patients, the conditions of which are unknown. In order to facilitate access to definitive care for all of the patients, you should:notify the hospital while en route to the scene
When communicating with a visually impaired patient, you should:determine the degree of the patient's impairment.
The official transfer of patient care does not occur until the EMT-B:gives an oral report to the emergency room physician or nurse
You are transporting a 54-year-old male in cardiac arrest) A first responder is driving the ambulance as you and your partner attempt to resuscitate the patient) What is the MOST logical way of notifying the hospital? a) Have the driver contact dispatch and relay the patient information to the hospital; b) Wait until you arrive at the hospital and then quickly apprise them of the situation; c) Request that a police officer respond to the hospital to apprise them of your arrival; d) Call the receiving hospital with your cellular phone as you attempt resuscitationa) Have the driver contact dispatch and relay the patient information to the hospital
Any radio hardware containing a transmitter and receiver that is located in a fixed location is called a:base station
Two-way communication that requires the EMT-B to "push to talk" and "release to listen" describes what mode of communication?Simplex
When relaying patient information via radio, communications should be:brief and organized
After being dispatched on an emergency call, you should expect the dispatcher to provide you with all of the following information, EXCEPT: a) the number of patients involved in the incident; b) the time at which your unit was dispatched; c) other agencies that are responding to the scene; d) the general geographic location of the incidentd) the general geographic location of the incident
In the eyes of the law, a poorly written patient care form indicates that:patient care was inadequate or haphazard
A _________ is able to receive low-power signals and then rebroadcast them with higher power.repeater
Which of the following statements regarding a patient refusal is MOST correct? a) A mentally competent adult has the legal right to refuse EMS care and transport; b) Advice given to a patient who refuses EMS treatment should not be documented; c) Documentation of proposed care is unnecessary if the patient refuses treatment; d) A patient who consumed a few beers will likely be able to refuse EMS treatmenta) A mentally competent adult has the legal right to refuse EMS care and transport.
During the alert and dispatch phase of EMS communications, the dispatcher's responsibilities include all of the following, EXCEPT: a) screening and assigning a priority to each call based on local protocols; b) selecting and notifying the correct EMS response units and personnel; c) discouraging the caller from providing care until the EMS unit arrives; d) coordinating responding EMS units with other public safety personnelc) discouraging the caller from providing care until the EMS unit arrives.
What type of communications equipment functions as a radio receiver and searches across several frequencies?Scanner
As you are wheeling your patient through the emergency department doors, you receive another call for a major motor vehicle crash. You should:respond only after giving a verbal patient report to a nurse or physician.
General guidelines for effective radio communication include all of the following, EXCEPT: a) acknowledging a transmission as soon as possible; b) limiting your radio transmission to 30 seconds; c) holding the microphone about 2” to 3” from your mouth; d) using 10 codes to ensure radio traffic confidentialityd) using 10 codes to ensure radio traffic confidentiality
What charges can be brought against you if you injure the reputation of a patient by making derogatory remarks?Slander
In what manner should you act and speak with a patient?calm and confident
All information recorded on the prehospital care report must be:considered confidential
What is a "dedicated line"?a constantly open line of communication that cannot be accessed by outside users
You are assessing a 60-year-old male with severe chest pain. When communicating with the patient, you should:ask him if he has high blood pressure or has ever had a heart attack
Calming and reassuring an anxious patient can be facilitated by:maintaining eye contact with the patient whenever possible
Which of the following statements regarding communications with a child is MOST correct? a) Most children are intrigued by strangers wearing uniforms; b) Give the child minimal information to avoid scaring them; c) Standing over a child often increases their level of anxiety; d) Unlike adults, children cannot see through lies or deceptionsc) Standing over a child often increases their level of anxiety
When notifying the dispatcher that you are leaving the scene and en route to the hospital, you should report all of the following, EXCEPT: a) the patient's injury or illness; b) the number of patients transported; c) your transport mode or status; d) your estimated time of arrivala) the patient's injury or illness
Communicating with hearing-impaired patients can be facilitated by doing all of the following, EXCEPT: a) placing yourself in a position to ensure that the patient can see your lips; b) elevating the tone of your voice and exaggerating word pronunciation; c) shining a light on your face when you are in a darkened environment; d) providing pen and paper if the patient prefers to write his or her responseb) elevating the tone of your voice and exaggerating word pronunciation
When communicating with an elderly patient, it is important to remember that:most elderly people think clearly and are capable of answering questions
You and your partner are attempting to resuscitate a middle-aged female in cardiac arrest. Because of the remote location that you are in, you are unable to contact medical control. What should you do?Follow locally established protocols or standing orders.
Medical control gives you an order that seems inappropriate for the patient's condition. After confirming that you heard the physician correctly, you should:advise the physician that the order is unclear and ask for clarification.
Which of the following data is typically NOT included in a prehospital care report? a) The time that the EMS unit arrived at the incident scene; b) Capillary refill for patients younger than 6 years of age; c) Blood pressure for patients older than 1 year of age; d) The time that patient care was transferred to the physicianc) Blood pressure for patients older than 1 year of age
Information included in a radio report to the receiving hospital should include all of the following, EXCEPT: a) your perception of the severity of the problem; b) a brief history of the patient's current problem; c) a brief summary of the care that you provided; d) a preliminary diagnosis of the patient's problemd) a preliminary diagnosis of the patient's problem
It is MOST important to keep your radio transmissions as brief as possible because:other personnel with emergency traffic may need to speak
Typical components of an oral patient report include all of the following, EXCEPT: a) the set of baseline vital signs taken at the scene; b) the chief complaint or mechanism of injury; c) important medical history not previously given; d) the patient's response to treatment you provideda) the set of baseline vital signs taken at the scene
After receiving on-line orders from medical control to perform a patient care intervention, you should:repeat the order back word for word.
When obtaining patient care orders from a physician via two-way radio, it is MOST important to remember that:his or her instructions are based on the information you provide
When you begin a verbal report, you should state the patient's age, sex, and:chief complaint
The MOST important function that the prehospital care report serves is:continuity of care
While at the scene of a motor vehicle crash, you determine that there are two critically injured patients and that another ambulance is needed. You attempt to contact the dispatcher with your portable radio, but are unsuccessful. You should:use the mobile radio in the ambulance to contact dispatch.
Which of the following is NOT a function of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)? a) Licensing base stations and assigning appropriate radio call signs; b) Maintaining communications equipment on the ambulance; c) Monitoring all radio traffic and conducting field spot checks; d) Allocating specific radio frequencies for use by EMS providersb) Maintaining communications equipment on the ambulance
Immediately after being dispatched to a residence at 1455 Mason Ave. for an elderly patient with diabetic complications, you should:confirm with dispatch that you received the call information
Which of the following incidents does NOT require a report to be filed with local authorities? a) Cardiac arrest; b) Spousal abuse; c) Gunshot wounds; d) Animal bitesa) Cardiac arrest
After delivering your patient to the hospital, you sit down to complete the patient care report. When documenting the patient's last blood pressure reading, you inadvertently write 120/60 instead of 130/70—the patient's actual blood pressure. To correct this mistake, you should:draw a single horizontal line through the error, initial it, and write the correct data next to it
Which of the following has the weakest transmission signal and, as a result, is LEAST likely to be heard by the party being called? a) Hand-held portable radio; b) Multiplex base station; c) Land-base repeater station; d) Mobile repeater stationa) Hand-held portable radio
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