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A 4-year-old boy had an apparent seizure. He is conscious and calm and is sitting on his mother's lap. His father is sitting in a nearby chair. The child's mother suddenly begins crying uncontrollably, which causes the child to start crying. You should:
consider asking the father to hold the child so you can assess him while your partner tries to calm the mother.
You could be sued for ___________ if your radio report to the hospital describes the patient in a manner that injures his or her reputation.
slander
When you begin an oral report, you should state the patient's age, sex, and
chief complaint.
In what manner should you act and speak with a patient?
calm and confident
You and your partner are dispatched to a residence for an “ill person.” When you arrive, you find that the patient, a 44-year-old man, does not speak English. There are no relatives or bystanders present who can act as an interpreter. You should:
use short, simple questions and point to specific parts of your body to try to determine the source of the patient's complaint.
You are transporting a 54-year-old male in cardiac arrest. An EMR is driving the ambulance as you and your partner attempt to resuscitate the patient. What is the MOST logical way of notifying the hospital?
Have the driver contact dispatch and relay the patient information to the hospital.
When providing a patient report via radio, you should protect the patient's privacy by
not disclosing his or her name.
When communicating with an older patient, it is important to remember that:
most older people think clearly and are capable of answering questions.
most older people think clearly and are capable of answering questions.
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When communicating information over the radio, you should:
use the words “affirmative” and “negative” instead of “yes” or “no.”
Which of the following statements regarding standing orders is MOST correct?
Standing orders should be followed when physician contact is not possible.
While at the scene of a motor vehicle crash, you determine that there are two critically injured patients and that another ambulance is needed. You attempt to contact the dispatcher with your portable radio but are unsuccessful. You should
use the mobile radio in the ambulance to contact dispatch.
Which of the following statements regarding a patient refusal is MOST correct?
A mentally competent adult has the legal right to refuse EMS care and transport.
Communicating with hearing-impaired patients can be facilitated by doing all of the following, EXCEPT:
elevating the tone of your voice and exaggerating word pronunciation.
Which of the following is NOT a function of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)?
maintaining communications equipment on the ambulance
A ___________ receives messages and signals on one frequency and then automatically retransmits them on a second frequency.
repeater
Medical control gives you an order that seems inappropriate for the patient's condition. After confirming that you heard the physician correctly, you should:
advise the physician that the order is unclear and ask for clarification
During the alert and dispatch phase of EMS communications, the dispatcher's responsibilities include all of the following, EXCEPT:
discouraging the caller from providing care until the EMS unit arrives
Typical components of an oral patient report include all of the following, EXCEPT:
A. the set of baseline vital signs taken at the scene.
You are interviewing a 52-year-old man who complains of chest discomfort. The patient is a retired paramedic and is very anxious because he thinks he is having a heart attack. Which of the following statements would be appropriate to say?
“It is possible that you are experiencing a heart attack. I am going to give you four baby aspirin to chew and swallow.”
The patient care report (PCR) ensures:
continuity of care.
Your EMS system uses a computerized PCR in which you fill in the information electronically and then send it to the emergency department via a secure Internet server. The PCR has a comprehensive series of drop-down boxes, which are used to identify your assessment findings and specify the treatment that you provided; it also has a section for your narrative. When completing your PCR after a call, you should:
complete a thorough and accurate narrative because drop-down boxes cannot provide all of the information that needs to be documented.
fter receiving online orders from medical control to perform a patient care intervention, you should:
repeat the order to medical control word for word.
You and your partner are attempting to resuscitate a middle-aged female in cardiac arrest. Because of the remote location you are in, you are unable to contact medical control. What should you do?
Follow locally established protocols or standing orders.
When communicating with a visually impaired patient, you should
determine the degree of the patient's impairment.