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Flashcards in Module One True or False Deck (40):
1

Emergencies are rarely stressful

FALSE

2

All seriously ill patients pass through a five stage grieving process

FALSE

3

The main purpose of a CISD is to affix responsibility for the events that took place during an incident

FALSE

4

If a CISD is thorough, follow-up is not essential

FALSE

5

Keeping yourself safe is your first priority when providing medical care as an EMT

TRUE

6

Diseases are caused by pathogens, which may be spread through the air or by contact with blood and/or body fluids

TRUE

7

In the practice of prehospital emergency care, all body fluids must be considered infectious

TRUE

8

It is imperative that the EMT changes gloves between every patient contact

TRUE

9

Because EMT'S wear protective gloves while with patients, hand washing is not essential immediately after each call

FALSE

10

A HEPA or N-95 respirator should be worn after contact with an HIV-positive patient

FALSE

11

In some jurisdictions, when a patient is suspected of having an infection spread by droplets, a surgical-type mask may be placed on the patient if he or she is alert and cooperative

TRUE

12

An EMT called to a scene of suspected violence should treat any life-threatening emergencies before calling law enforcement

FALSE

13

A copy of the "Emergency Response Guidebook" should be on board every emergency vehicle

TRUE

14

An EMT exposed to a communicable disease has up to four weeks after exposure to seek initial medical care

FALSE

15

An EMT should make preservation of evidence at a crime scene the highest priority

FALSE

16

Consent, or permission from the patient, is required for any treatment or action by the EMT

TRUE

17

An unconscious patient must regain consciousness before consent can be granted and treatment can begin.

FALSE

18

Expressed consent must be obtained from patients who are able to give it

TRUE

19

It is not legally necessary to explain all procedures and risks of treatment to the rational, conscious patient

FALSE

20

Emergency care for a patient identified as an organ donor should not differ from the care provided to any other patient

TRUE

21

Children and mentally incompetent adults are legally allowed to provide consent for their treatment

FALSE

22

Patients who are mentally competent have the right to refuse care

TRUE

23

A release form is designed to protect health care providers from liability arising from the patient's informed refusal of treatment and transport

TRUE

24

In all cases of refusal, the EMT should advise the patient to feel free to seek help if certain symptoms develop

TRUE

25

A DNR order is an actual legal document

TRUE

26

In most cases, the oral requests of a family member are a sufficient reason to withhold care from a patient.

FALSE

27

An EMT's duty to act continues throughout the call or until care is transferred to someone with equal or greater expertise.

TRUE

28

Good Samaritan Laws do not prevent someone from initiating a lawsuit, nor will they protect the rescuer from being found liable for acts of gross negligence and other violations of the law

TRUE

29

Basically, an EMT who places the patient's welfare above all else when providing medical care will rarely commit an unethical act on the job

TRUE

30

An EMT is legally responsible for any of the patient's property he picks up at the emergency scene

TRUE

31

A base station is affixed to an EMS vehicle

FALSE

32

Wireless communications include radios and cellular telephones

TRUE

33

The DOT licenses radio frequencies used by EMS agencies

FALSE

34

The patient's name is included in the radio report

FALSE

35

The opening statement of every radio report transmits the unit identification

TRUE

36

Requests for further orders usually come at the end of the radio report

TRUE

37

An EMT should never question the medications prescribed by an on-line physician

FALSE

38

Patients from some cultures may consider it impolite to make direct eye contact

TRUE

39

Standing over a patient enhances the EMT's ability to gather patient information

FALSE

40

Use of a patient's first name will usually put him or her at ease

FALSE