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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:  At one time or another, one in how many Americans has some type of mental disorder?
A: 3
B: 4
C: 5
D: 10

2:  Schizophrenia and depression are good examples of:
A: organic brain disorders.
B: functional disorders.
C: dysfunctional disorders.
D: d. disorders that are ignored by the EMT-B and handled only by police.

3:  In assessing a nonthreatening patient in a behavioral emergency, it can be useful to gather information ( choose best way):
A: with parents, relatives, or caregivers present.
B: separately from parents, relatives, or caregivers.
C: in a quiet area, with someone known to the patient present.
D: immediately upon arrival of police at the scene, with someone known to the patient present.

4:  When working with a potentially hostile or violent patient, remove:
A: all outer clothing of the patient.
B: all dangerous implements in the area.
C: everyone who is not needed.
D: all items from the patient's pockets.

5:  Which one of the following is not a risk factor to assess level of danger?
A: Posture
B: Physical activity
C: The scene
D: Nervous gestures.

6:  Although depression can create behavioral problems in geriatric patients, another cause of abnormal behavior is:
A: low blood pressure.
B: dementia.
C: high blood glucose.
D: attitude.

7:  Because behavioral emergencies are fraught with legal dangers, which of the following is not essential information if the case is reviewed for medicolegal reasons?
A: Everything that happened on the call
B: All situations, even everything that happened prior to your arrival
C: All situations that required restraints
D: Why restraints were used and what type was used

8:  The single most significant factor that contributes to suicide is:
A: drug abuse.
B: drug abuse by O.T.C. drugs and prescription drugs.
C: depression.
D: changing a job.

9:  If you have difficulty or are unsuccessful gathering the patient's history, a technique frequently used by mental health professionals is to gain insight into the patient's thinking. This is called:
A: reflective listening.
B: asking questions slowly and clearly.
C: threatening to get law enforcement involved.
D: communicative assessment.

10:  Almost every situation, medical or trauma will have some behavioral component, it is just as important to treat the behavioral problem as it is to treat the medical or traumatic problem, however ( pick best answer):
A: get a good history first.
B: reduce the stress of the situation first.
C: focus on assessing and treating life threats.
D: call immediately for law enforcement back-up.

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