Flashcards in Chapter 38: Incident Management Deck (16):
Scenes involving hazardous materials require the EMT to:
park at a safe distance and await special HAZMAT team
The EMT should consider the presence of an odorless toxin at scenes where:
more than one person has collapsed or is in respiratory distress.
A general rule for establishing a safe zone to protect team members and the public is:
stay back further than you think is necessary until HAZMAT arrives
At the scene of a truck or train tanker accident, if the EMT can see a placard or other warning sign, he or she should:
note the color, wording, symbols, and numbers to report to the HazMat team.
At the scene of a hazardous materials incident, anyone who enters into the hazard zone must:
pass through a decontamination area
Any call that involves three or more patients, or poses a great demand on the available resources, is considered a(n):
mass casualty incident
he process if sorting patients based on the severity of injury and medical need to establish treatment and transport decisions is known as:
A patient at a large scale incident who has stable vital signs with multiple suspected fractures would be triaged as:
The most important components of the incident command system as it relates to EMS include:
triage, treatment, and transportation sectors
The first arriving EMS unit at a mass-casualty incident should utilize the incident command structure by:
starting the triage of patients and establishing a designated treatment area
Which of the following is the duty of the incident commander (IC)?
- Assess the incident.
- Establish strategic objectives.
- Develop a plan to manage the incident.
- all of the above
- all of the above
Where should you park the ambulance at a scene involving hazardous materials?
uphill and upwind
There are four basic triage categories that can be recalled using the mnemonic IDME:
1. Immediate (red)
2. Delayed (yellow)
3. Minimal (green; hold)
4. Expectant (black; likely to die or dead)
What does NIMS stand for?
National Incident Management System
Who has overall responsibility to manage a mass-casualty incident?