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1

Among the sources used to define the individual​ EMT's scope of practice is​ the:
A.United States Department of​ Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook.
B.EMS​ system's medical director.
C.EMT textbook.
D.National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification exam.

B.EMS​ system's medical director.

2

HIPAA:
A.allows you to provide specific patient information to the media without additional patient consent.
B.limits the discussion of​ patient-specific information only with individuals with whom it is medically necessary to do so.
C.allows you to discuss specific patient information with other personnel at the station.
D.requires you to obtain a patient signature acknowledging receipt of your​ agency's privacy policy before performing any patient interventions.

B.limits the discussion of​ patient-specific information only with individuals with whom it is medically necessary to do so.

3

You have arrived at the emergency department of the only hospital in your community. The next hospital is 50 miles away. Your patient is in labor. A nurse comes into the ambulance bay before you unload the patient and tells you that you need to take the patient to the larger​ hospital, 50 miles​ away, where they have an obstetrician on duty. The nurse tells you she is NOT going to accept the patient in the emergency department. The nurse and the hospital could be subject to legal action under which of the following​ laws?
A.The Ryan White CARE Act
B.The Affordable Care Act
C.EMTALA
D.HIPAA

C.EMTALA

4

In criminal​ law, the person against whom charges are filed for accused wrongdoing is known as​ the:
A.respondent.
B.defendant.
C.perpetrator.
D.plaintiff.

B.defendant.

5

A durable power of attorney for health care is​ an:
A.attorney who specializes in health care issues for the​ elderly, terminally​ ill, and mentally ill patient.
B.advance directive that identifies a person who can make decisions for the patient if he becomes incapacitated.
C.advance directive​ that, when​ presented, requires the EMT not to resuscitate a terminally ill patient.
D.advance directive that identifies a relative who can sue an insurance company for health benefits if needed.

B.advance directive that identifies a person who can make decisions for the patient if he becomes incapacitated.

6

You are caring for a patient who was stabbed. During your​ assessment, you find a small knife impaled in one of the stab wounds. You​ should:
A.remove the knife and place it in a plastic evidence bag.
B.remove the knife and transport it to the hospital in a paper bag.
C.have a police officer remove the knife before you transport.
D.treat the wound as​ usual, but notify police that you must transport the weapon with the patient.

D.treat the wound as​ usual, but notify police that you must transport the weapon with the patient.

7

Your partner has been complaining about back problems lately. You are concerned that your partner will NOT be able to lift appropriately if needed. What should you as an EMT do in this​ situation?
A.Notify your​ supervisor, as your partner may not be able to perform safe lifting at work.
B.Talk to your​ partner, telling him that you are concerned and want to make sure he can perform his job.
C.Tell your partner he needs to see a doctor.
D.Take your partner to your EMS training center and see if he can lift the cot with a mannequin on it.

A.Notify your​ supervisor, as your partner may not be able to perform safe lifting at work.

8

A patient is found outside in the snow with NO spontaneous​ breathing, pulse, or signs of life. The EMT​ knows:
A.they should notify the coroner.
B.patients cannot be pronounced dead until they are warm and dead.
C.resuscitation is futile and should not be attempted.
D.resuscitation will probably not be successful and therefore should not be initiated.

B.patients cannot be pronounced dead until they are warm and dead.

9

A patient fell from the roof of a house while doing repair work. The patient is​ alert, oriented, and has no injuries. The patient wants to refuse transport. The EMT​ should:
A.obtain a signature on the refusal form and advise the patient that they should drive themselves to the ED if they experience any changes over the next four hours.
B.have law enforcement respond to the scene so they can witness the refusal.
C.perform an​ assessment, let the patient know the findings and​ recommendations, and try to persuade the patient to be transported due to the mechanism of injury.
D.obtain a signature of refusal and return to service.

C.perform an​ assessment, let the patient know the findings and​ recommendations, and try to persuade the patient to be transported due to the mechanism of injury.

10

You are transporting a victim from a motor vehicle collision and the​ patient's condition is deteriorating rapidly. From your​ experience, you do NOT think this patient will survive this transport and will likely be arresting soon. You note from the​ driver's license that the victim is an organ donor. You can help facilitate these wishes​ by:
A.transporting the patient to another facility than the trauma center to which you are going.
B.calling ahead and notifying the receiving facility of the​ patient's organ donor​ status, as this may speed up the process and potentially harvest more organs.
C.try to contact a family member of the patient and discuss the​ patient's wishes so that you can alert the hospital when you arrive.
D.let the facility know on your arrival only if the patient codes in the ambulance.

B.calling ahead and notifying the receiving facility of the​ patient's organ donor​ status, as this may speed up the process and potentially harvest more organs.