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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:  Remember the patient is in pain and is probably anxious, requiring all your skills of rapid assessment and:
A: rapid transport.
B: quick communication to medical control.
C: emotional support.
D: advanced life support care.

2:  Diverticulitis occurs in which quadrant?
A: Left upper quadrant
B: Left lower quadrant
C: Right upper quadrant
D: Right lower quadrant

3:  An aortic aneurysm will occur in which area of the body?
A: Low back and both left quadrants
B: Low back and lower quadrants
C: Upper back and lower quadrants
D: Upper back and upper quadrants

4:  When forming a general impression of the patient during the initial assessment, which important "scale" information should be included?
A: PAT scale
B: Rule of nines scale
C: SARS scale
D: AVPU scale

5:  Use OPQRST to ask the patient what makes the pain better or worse. The "S" stands for:
A: how Sick the patient feels.
B: Sudden onset of pain.
C: Secondary survey questions.
D: Severity of pain, 1-10 scale.

6:  During the baseline vital sign check, the last vital sign to go is:
A: respiratory function.
B: blood pressure.
C: unconsciousness.
D: pulse rate.

7:  Remember, the condition of a patient with an acute abdomen can change:
A: rapidly from stable to unstable.
B: slowly, even if transport is delayed.
C: quickly if you don't administer an IV ( EMT-I and Paramedics by your request).
D: none of the above.

8:  During the focused physical exam, the first step listed to the assess the abdomen is:
A: palpate all four quadrants.
B: determine if the patient has a history of acute abdomen.
C: determine whether the abdomen is tender when palpated.
D: explain to the patient what you are about to do.

9:  Where will you find localization of pain for a patient with a kidney stone?
A: Radiating to the genitalia
B: Involving the spleen
C: In the chest
D: Lower back

10:  A bladder infection called cystitis, is more common than kidney infection, especially in women. Patients with cystitis usually have:
A: back pain.
B: groin pain.
C: lower abdominal pain.
D: upper abdominal pain.

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