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What organ is responsible for temperature regulation in the body?



In the most severe cases, how much blood can a hematoma hold?

a liter


What does the "R" in the acronym RICES stand for?



A(n) ________ is a smooth, sharp cut in the skin.



What should the EMT assess on a patient with a gunshot wound?
- the type of gun used
- entrance and exit wounds
- how many rounds were fired
- all of the above

- all of the above


When the EMT finds a sucking chest wound, what type of dressing should be used to cover the injury?

an occlusive video


What is the correct term for an abdominal cavity wound with organs protruding?



Pain out of proportion to the injury is a hallmark sign of what condition?

compartment syndrome


A ________ burn extends through all the layers of the skin and the patient may have no feeling to the burned area.

full thickness


After standard precautions, the first step in taking care of a patient covered in dry chemical is to:

brush it off


For which of the following types of injury would an occlusive dressing be appropriate?
- evisceration
- sucking chest wound
- neck injury
- all of the above

all of the above


Which of the following statements regarding treatment of an impaled object is true?
- Remove the object only if you can do so without causing further injury to the patient.
- Control bleeding with direct pressure.
- The patient should be restrained so he or she does not attempt to remove the object.
- Attempt to sterilize the wound by pouring sterile saline over the object.

- Control bleeding with direct pressure.


When you are dispatched to treat a victim of a dog bite, your first concern should be:

whether the dog has been secured


Using the rule of nines, an adult patient who has burns covering the front of the torso and the right arm has burns over approximately what percentage of the body?



Which of the following is not an example of a thermal burn?
- an electrical burn
- a flame burn
- a scald burn
- a steam burn

- an electrical burn