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The component of the patient assessment process in which immediate life threats should be identified and corrected is the:

scene survey.
initial assessment.
focused history and physical exam.
detailed physical exam.
ongoing assessment.
initial assessment.
Which of the following is NOT a component of the scene size-up?

taking body substance isolation precautions
locating all patients
analyzing the mechanism of injury/nature of the illness
determining the priority for transport
identifying scene hazards
determining the priority for transport
The personal protective equipment you should wear when planning to intubate a patient includes:

latex or vinyl gloves and a gown.
protective eyewear, a gown, and a face mask.
protective eyewear and a gown.
latex or vinyl gloves, protective eyewear, and a face mask.
latex or vinyl gloves.
latex or vinyl gloves, protective eyewear, and a face mask.
All of the following circumstances noted during scene size-up should lead you to expect more than one patient EXCEPT:

carbon monoxide poisoning in an apartment building.
child seat and a diaper bag in a car crash.
injury incurred during a tackle in a football game.
twin spider webs in the windshield of a crashed car.
hazardous spill in a high school chemistry lab.
injury incurred during a tackle in a football game.
Two important functions that must begin immediately in the mass casualty situation are:

rescue and triage.
fire fighting and rescue.
triage and incident command.
incident command and extrication.
incident command and scene isolation.
triage and incident command.
The initial assessment includes all of the following steps EXCEPT:

forming a general patient impression.
gathering a focused patient history.
assessing breathing.
assessing airway.
assessing circulation.
gathering a focused patient history.
The general patient impression is based upon all of the following EXCEPT:

patient gender and age.
mechanism of injury.
chief complaint.
oxygen saturation.
your instincts.
your instincts.
During the initial assessment, you should stabilize the cervical spine:

immediately, if suggested by the MOI.
after the airway is established.
just before you attempt artificial ventilation.
after the circulation check.
as the last step of the initial assessment.
immediately, if suggested by the MOI.
A patient who awakens to a loud shout is classified as which of the following under the AVPU system?

A
V
P
U
cannot determine with the information at hand
V
A patient who does not respond to a painful stimuli is classified as which of the following under the AVPU system?

A
V
P
U
cannot determine with the information at hand
U