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Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  The organization in the United States government that is responsible for establishing the National Standard Curriculum for each EMT level is the:
A: Department of Transportation.
B: Department of Health and Human Services.
C: Department of Homeland Security.
D: Department of Defense.

2:  Why is the year 1966 usually referred to as the beginning of the modern era of EMS?
A: It was the year the first EMT textbook was published.
B: It was the year the term "paramedic" was first used.
C: The report "Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society" was published.
D: The first "van ambulance" was manufactured.

3:  EMS providers who can perform advanced cardiac life support skills, may use a manual defibrillator, and are trained for 800 to 1,500 hours are called:
A: first responders.
B: EMT-Basics.
C: EMT-Intermediates.
D: EMT-Paramedics.

4:  Emergency Medical Dispatch has been developed to:
A: provide an exact location of the caller using GPS.
B: see what is going on at the scene.
C: allow dispatchers to provide instructions to the caller until EMS arrives.
D: all of the above.

5:  The type of medical control where a physician may either confirm or modify a proposed treatment plan over the radio or telephone is referred to as:
A: offline or indirect medical control.
B: retrospective Medical control.
C: online or direct medical control.
D: implied medical control.

6:  A Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) system is designed to:
A: identify medical mistakes and punish those who commit them.
B: identify new trends in medical care and implement them.
C: identify EMS providers who have to recertify.
D: identify areas of improvement and appropriate education to help fix them.

7:  The roles and responsibilities of the EMT-B do not include:
A: placing yourself or your partner at risk to save a patient's life.
B: providing essential immediate intervention.
C: advising the patient of any procedures you will perform.
D: documenting all findings and care on the patient care report.

8:  When you are called to assist a patient who is uncooperative and verbally abusive, you should:
A: treat the patient in a similar manner to gain control of the situation.
B: leave the scene and go back in service.
C: threaten the patient with force if they don't calm down
D: treat the patient with respect and call for law enforcement assistance.

9:  The second phase of a coordinated continuum of care is:
A: the patient receives assessment and stabilization in the hospital emergency department.
B: the patient receives the necessary definitive specialized care.
C: the patient recognizes an emergency and initiates the EMS system.
D: the patient is assessed, treated, packaged, and transported to the hospital.

10:  The party responsible for ensuring that an EMT-B maintains his or her ability to provide high-quality EMS care and updates his or her knowledge of EMS care is the:
A: state regulatory authority.
B: EMT-B.
C: medical director.
D: EMS agency chief.

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