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A patient who received peritoneal dialysis has called 911 for generalized weakness. Which one of the following should be the most concern in this patient?

Temperature of 101 F

And 87-year-old female has called 911 for generalised weakness. when assessing her pupils, you note that the right eye to be cloudy, making the assessment difficult. based on this, the EMT should recognise:


Assessment of a patient complaining of the sudden onset of chest pain reveals a central intravenous catheter to his right upper chest. Which one of the following signs related to the catheter should be of greatest concern to the EMT?

The line is unclamped and without a cap

A patient has accidentally pulled his peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) from his body. Which one of the following would be appropriate in the care of this patient?

Apply a bulky dressing to the insertion site to control any bleeding

A patient who is completely reliant on his gastric tube has accidentally pulled it from his body. as such, which one of the following is true?

He is on unable to receive his oral medication

To find an implanted port on a patient, that EMT should:

Palpate the anterior chest

A 92-year-old female informs you that she suffers from diabetic retinopathy. As such, you recognise that this condition has occurred in relation to:

Damage to the blood vessels in the eye

A neighbor has called 911 for an 83-year-old female who is bedridden and cared for by her son. On scene the woman complains of a headache and has a blood pressure of 244/156 mmHg. When asked, the patient states that her son will not get her prescription for her blood pressure medications filled. If verified, this could be an example of:


An EMT is on scene with a two year old female. which one of the following would be EMT best recognise as neglect or abuse?

She has bruises to her legs, arms, and torso

Family has called you after the apnea alarm for their one-month-old baby sounded. They state that the settings seem too high and the alarm goes off frequently. They would like the home health nurse to readjust the settings, so this scenario can be avoided in the future. They do not want the patient transported to the hospital and are prepared to sign a refusal. Assessment reveals no life threats to the airway, breathing, or circulation. Which one of the following is your best response?

Contact medical direction

You are caring for a conscious 81-year-old male complaining of weakness. The patient is hearing impaired and is wearing a hearing aid in his right ear. As you attempt to get a history, he shakes his head, claiming that he cannot hear you. Which of the following should you do immediately?

Check the hearing aid to make sure that it is on

A central intravenous catheter is typically placed for what reason?

Repeating administration of medications

The patient has an intraventricular shunt. As such, you recognize that there is a problem with what system in the body?

Central nervous system

Which one of the following statements about abuse is true?

It is found in all socioeconomic levels

The high pressure alarm is sounding on a home ventilator. After finding no problems with the machine itself, you provide positive pressure ventilation but have a difficult time delivering the ventilations due to high resistance. In this case, your next action should be to:

Check the patients breath sounds

After receiving inconsistent stories from both caregivers, you suspect the bruise to a baby's back to be the result of child abuse. How should you document this on the prehospital care report?

Ecchymosis to upper back, just below the right scapula

When assessing a 32-year-old mentally retarded patient, you note the protrusion of a clamped tube from her back in the area of her right kidney. What should you do to immediately determine what the tube is and why it is in place?

Ask family members

Which one of the following best describes an oxygen concentrator?

Portable oxygen device that extracts oxygen from the air

When suctioning a 46-year-old male with a tracheostomy tube, which one of the following is appropriate?

Insert the suction cannula until resistance is met

At a nursing home, a nurse informs you that the patient you will be transporting has a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) in place. To find this catheter, you should look at the patient's:

Antecubital fossa