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What is the tilt test used for?
A) To assess balance
B) To assess cardiovascular status
C) To evaluate altered blood pressures
D) To assess volume depletion

D

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Unconscious, unresponsive medical patients are always considered:
A) unstable and high risk.
B) stable and low risk.
C) unstable but low risk.
D) stable but high risk.

A

2

Physical examination is the process by which information is obtained using which two types of information?
A) Objective and subjective
B) Historical and comprehensive
C) Obvious and subtle
D) Accurate and concise

A

3

When faced with an unstable scene, what should you do if law enforcement is not present?
A) Take care of your patient.
B) Remove the threatening person.
C) Request additional resources.
D) Retreat to a safe distance.

D

4

What is physical touching as a means of assessing a patient known as?
A) Inspection
B) Percussion
C) Auscultation
D) Palpation

D

5

What is the best and most accurate place to take the pulse of an infant under 1 year of age?
A) Brachial artery
B) Femoral artery
C) Radial artery
D) Carotid artery

A

6

DCAP-BTLS helps you to remember the steps in a focused physical exam. What do these letters stand for?
A) Diabetes, Confusion, Abrasions, Penetrating trauma, Burns, Tenderness, Lacerations, Swelling
B) Deformities, Concussion, Abrasions, Punctures, Bruising, Tiredness, Lacerations, Severe injury
C) Deformities, Contusions, Abrasions, Punctures/penetrations, Burns, Tenderness, Lacerations, Swelling
D) Deformities, Contusions, Abrasions, Peripheral swelling, Bruising, Tiredness, Lacrimation, Sweating

C

7

The chest produces a hyporesonance during percussion when the thorax is full of:
A) fluid.
B) mucus.
C) blood.
D) air.

C

8

What unspoken signs may affect a frightened patient?
A) Appearance
B) Body language
C) Uniform
D) Professionalism

B

9

Jugular venous distention is most often present in which medical condition?
A) Pulmonary hypotension
B) Pulmonary hypertension
C) Right-sided heart failure
D) Left-sided heart failure

C

10

If a patient has no response whatsoever, what is the patient’s Glasgow Coma Scale score?
A) 0
B) 1
C) 2
D) 3

D

11

Which of the following breath sounds indicates an upper airway obstruction?
A) Rales
B) Rhonchi
C) Stridor
D) Wheezing

B

12

When assessing a patient’s airway, what should be done first when you hear snoring, gurgling, or bubbling sounds?
A) Reposition the airway.
B) Nothing is needed.
C) Obtain a 12-lead ECG.
D) Obtain pulse oximetry.

A

13

A blood pressure cuff that is too small or too tight will give this type of reading.
A) False low
B) False high
C) No reading
D) An accurate reading

B

14

What is the best form of questioning to use when interviewing a patient?
A) Closed ended
B) Open ended
C) Broad questions
D) Narrow questions

B

15

What are the two most important pieces of information to obtain during a history taking?
A) Chief complaint and the events leading up to the request for EMS
B) Name and mailing address
C) Name and chief complaint
D) Events leading up to the request for EMS and focused history

C

16

What are the two most important aspects of the primary assessment?
A) Identify and correct any life threats.
B) Assess the scene for safety.
C) Get the patient’s medical history.
D) Do a focused physical exam.

A

17

Assessing a patient’s pulse gives a rapid check of what important things?
A) Heart rate and rhythm
B) Diagnosis of certain conditions
C) Respiratory status
D) Heart tones

A

18

When performing a primary assessment, quickly determine the patient's
A) Heart rate and rhythm
B) Diagnosis of certain conditions
C) Respiratory status
D) Heart tones

C

19

If the patient is sick, what is the next most important factor?
A) How long has the patient been sick?
B) Is the patient’s history a factor?
C) Is the condition life threatening?
D) What caused the illness?

C