Are You Paramedic Material?

Paramedics are essential in todays society. We are the ones who can get you stabilized long before a Doctor ever lays eyes on you. We are few in numbers, and very special.

Do you have what it takes? Can you be trusted in am emergency situation? Do you funtion well under stress? This is a great quiz and you will find out in just a few short minutes. Good luck

What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
What is your gender?
When caring for a patient with a traumatic chest injury, the trachea is found to deviate away from the injured side. What should you first suspect?
flail chest
cardiac tamponade
airway obstruction
tension pneumothorax
all of the above
The space located between the tongue and epiglottis is called the:
arytenoid fold
epiglottic fossa
glottic opening
Hypoxia may be caused by which of the following?
smoke or toxic gasses
airway obstruction
asthma, pneumonia, or emphysema
shock or blood loss
all of the above
All of the following can cause hypovolemic shock except:
bowel obstruction
cardiac dysrhythmias
The condition in which a part of the chest wall moves opposite to the rest of the chest due to numerous rib fractuers is called:
tension pneumothorax
none of the above
A patient who displays subcutaneous emphysema is MOST likely to have:
traumatic asphyxia
tension pneumothorax
paper bag syndrome
pulmonary contusion
all of the above
You find a patient who has experianced a finger amputation. You should keep the amputated part:
warm and dry
warm and wet
cool and dry
cool and wet
packed in ice
Which of the following drugs or modalities of care are used for bradycardic dysrhythmias?
atropine sulfate, verapamil
procainamide, epinepherine
transcutaneous pacing
both A & B
all of the above
Where would you most likely place an IO intravenously?
top of the hand
into the bone just below the kneecap
inside the elbow
directly into the sternum
both B & D
All of the drugs listed can be given down the endotracheal tube except:
It is common for the paramedic to see either Battle's sign or bilateral periorbital ecchymosis in one who has just sustained a basilar skull fracture.
Which would most likely result in a chest area being dull to percussion?
tension pneumothorax
subcutaneous pneumothorax
pericardial tamponade
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