Most states require refresher training for EMTs every:
1 to 2 years
An EMT at a basic level is operating as a designated agent of the:
Which of the following is NOT a role or responsibility for an EMT? Choices: A. Transfer of care B. Personal safety C. Lifting and moving D. Providing medical direction
D. Providing medical direction
The first concern of an EMT must be:
A policy set by an EMS Medical Director that allows EMTs to administer glucose to patients in certain circumstances without speaking to the physician is an example of a(n):
An order from an EMS system’s on-duty physician given by radio or phone is an example of:
online medical direction.
The level of EMS training in which the emphasis is on activating the EMS system and controlling immediate life-threatening emergencies is:
A good personal trait for an EMT is someone who:
Lists of steps, such as assessment and interventions, to be taken in different situations by EMS personnel are known as:
Which of the following is a way for an EMT to have a role in the quality improvement (QI) process?
A. Have someone else check equipment.
B. Read patient’s hospital chart.
C. Continue his or her education.
D. Submit run reports quickly even if incomplete.
C. Continue his or her education.
Which is an example of EMS being involved in public health?
Public vaccination programs
What is one outcome of medical research for EMS?
The modem Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system has been developed to provide what is known as ___________ or ___________ - ___________ - ___________ care.
In 1966 the National Highway Safety Act charged the United States ___________ ___________ ___________ with developing EMS standards.
Department of Transportation
All transporting prehospital personnel should, at a minimum, be trained to the level of ___________ , using a standardized curriculum taught by qualified instructors.
The type of specialty hospital in which surgery teams are available on a round-the-clock basis is the ___________ ___________ .
The specially trained EMS personnel who obtain information about emergency situations from callers and who also provide instructions for emergency care to callers are ___________ ___________ ___________ .
Emergency Medical Dispatchers
The ___________ ___________ system has the capability of automatically identifying the caller’s phone number and location.
A(n) ___________ ___________ is an EMT who has passed specific additional training programs and is authorized to provide some level of advanced life support (ALS).
The process of continuous self-review with the purpose of identifying aspects of the EMS system that require improvement is known as ___________ ___________ .
Standing orders that allow EMTs to give certain medications or perform certain procedures without speaking directly to a physician are examples of ___________ - ___________ medical direction.
An EMT has responsibility for a patient until ___________ ___________ ___________ to hospital personnel has been properly completed.
transfer of care
List at least seven of the ten categories in which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Technical Assistance Program sets standards for EMS systems.
Regulation and Policy, Resource Management Human Resources and Training Transportation Facilities Communications Public Information and Education Medical Direction Trauma Systems Evaluation
List three types of specialty hospitals.
Trauma centers burn centers pediatric centers poison control centers stroke centers cardiac centers
List two responsibilities of Emergency Medical Dispatchers.
To obtain appropriate information from callers and to provide medical instructions for emergency care
List the four general levels of EMS training and certification.
Emergency Medical Responder
List at least four roles and responsibilities of the EMT.
Roles and responsibilities include personal safety, safety of the crew, safety of the patient and bystanders, patient assessment, patient care, lifting and moving, transport, transfer of care
List three ways that an EMT can participate in public health.
Injury prevention programs, public vaccination programs, and disease surveillance
T/F: As an EMT, your authority to give medications and provide emergency care is an extension of the Medical Director’s license to practice medicine.
T/F: As an EMT, you will be one of the many persons and professions that come together to form an EMS system.
T/F: Legal and ethical issues that affect physicians and nurses are not the concern of EMTs.
T/F: Trauma centers are not yet considered “specialty” hospitals.
T/F: Certification as an EMT requires only that a person successfully complete the DOT EMT National Standard Training Program.
T/F: Keeping yourself safe is your second priority after patient safety when providing medical care.
T/F: The care an individual patient requires may range from simple emotional support to life-saving CPR.
T/F: You must never abandon care of the patient at the hospital until transfer to hospital personnel has been properly completed.
T/F: As an EMT you should be able to lift and carry a minimum of 175 pounds.
T/F: Good personality traits are really not very important to an EMT with excellent clinical skills.
T/F: Good quality continuing education can often take the place of an original EMT training course.
T/F: Many states use the National Registry examinations as their certification exams.
T/F: Quality improvement is designed and performed to ensure that the public receives the highest quality prehospital care.
T/F: The EMT has no direct role in the quality improvement process.
T/F: Striving for quality in the care you personally give to patients and as a collective part of an ambulance squad upholds the highest standards of the EMS systern.
T/F: Medical research does not play an important role in patient outcomes.