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1

Vehicles that meet federal specifications as licensed or certified ambulances are identified by the display of:

the star of life

2

The federal specifications that cover basic ambulance design are known as:

KKK-A -1822F, 2008.

3

The first phase of an ambulance call is:

preparation

4

The basic supplies carried on the ambulance should be:
adequate to provide care to more than one patient at a time.
a) adequate to provide care to more than one patient at a time.
b) available in adult, child, and infant sizes.
c) both a and b
d) neither a nor b

c) both a and b

5

Identified as a prehospital standard of care, every ambulance should be equipped with:

an AED

6

The "cushion of safety" is:

keeping a 4- or 5-second spacing between the ambulance and other vehicles.

7

An ambulance operator may use emergency lights and sirens when:

responding to a true emergency

8

Considerations necessary for preparation of helicopter medical evacuation include:

establishing a flat, baseball-diamond sized landing area, well clear of trees and overhead wires.

9

The process of killing pathogenic agents by directly applying a chemical made for that purpose is called:

disinfection

10

While at the scene of a cardiac arrest, the AED from the ambulance is unable to be used because the defibrillation pads are not made for that unit and will not plug into the AED. The individual with the greatest liability in this case is:

the EMT who last checked the unit's readiness

11

New equipment should be placed on an ambulance only after proper instruction on its use and consulting with the:

medical director

12

Extrication equipment carried on the ambulance includes all of the following except:
- a rescue blanket.
- a spring-load center punch.
- duct tape.
- a high-angle rope harness.

- a high-angle rope harness.

13

Which of the following statements is true regarding safe driving practices?
- Speed saves lives.
- When driving on a multilane highway, always use the right-hand lane.
- Most accidents involving ambulances could have been avoided by the driver of the ambulance.
- It is not necessary to wear seatbelts in an ambulance.

- Most accidents involving ambulances could have been avoided by the driver of the ambulance.

14

How many mm Hg of vacuum should a suction unit have?

300 mm hg

15

What is siren syndrome?

The tendency of other drivers to drive faster and faster in the presence of sirens

16

At what speed can hydroplaning occur?

At speeds greater than 30 mph

17

Where are crashes with an ambulance most common?

Intersections