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The abbreviation MCI is...

Multiple Casualty Incident

1

What are the five high stress calls for EMS personnel?

1. MCIs
2. Infants and children
3. Severe injuries
4. Abuse and neglect
5. Death of a coworker

2

Name at least five of the critical elements of the infection control plan.

Training and education
Infection exposure plan
Hepatitis B vaccination
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Methods of control
Housekeeping
Labeling
Post-exposure evaluation and follow-up

3

An organism that causes infection is referred to as a...

Pathogen

4

A federal act that establishes procedures by which emergency response workers can find out if they have been exposed to life-threatening infectious diseases is...

The Ryan White CARE Act.

5

Always assume that a person with a productive cough has...

Tuberculosis (TB).

6

What are some signs and symptoms of stress?

Irritability
Loss of desire for sex
Changes in lifestyle
Anxiety
Indecisiveness
Guilt
Isolation
Loss of interest in work

7

After a high stress event, a team meeting is held with peer counselors. This meeting is called a...

Critical incident stress debriefing.

8

What are the five emotional stages of death and dying?

Denial
Anger
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance

9

What are the three R's of reacting to danger?

Retreat
Radio
Reevaluate

10

Dr. Hans Selye found the body's response to stress is a...

General adaptation syndrome

11

The three phases of adaptation to stress are...

Alarm
Resistance
Exhaustion

12

The CDC suggests using this when soap and water aren't immediately available.

Alcohol-based hand cleaners.

13

A strict form of infection control that is based on the assumption that all blood and other body fluids are infectious is...

Standard precautions.

14

The abbreviation PPE is...

Personal Protective Equipment

15

What do you call the equipment that protects the EMS worker from infection and/or exposure to the dangers of rescue operations?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

16

What do you call the introduction of dangerous chemicals, disease, or infectious materials?

Contamination

17

A state of physical and/or psychological arousal to stimulus is...

Stress.

18

An emergency involving multiple patients is called a...

Multiple casualty incident.

19

CISM stands for...

Critical Incident Stress Management.

20

A comprehensive system that includes education and resources to both prevent stress and to deal with stress appropriately when it does occur is the...

Critical Incident Stress Management system.

21

What do you call the release of a harmful substance into the environment.

Hazardous material incident

22

The removal or cleansing of dangerous chemicals and other dangerous or infectious materials is called...

Decontamination.