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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:  According to Dr. Kubler-Ross, the stage of the grieving process identified by the open expression of grief, hopelessness, and the desire to die is:
A: denial.
B: acceptance.
C: bargaining.
D: depression.

2:  When dealing with the death of a child, the EMT-B should:
A: attempt to joke with the family regarding the circumstances.
B: tell the family that child is going to "make it."
C: acknowledge to the family that the child is dead.
D: not tell the family anything until a clergy member is present.

3:  The three stages of the body's reaction to stress (general adaptation syndrome) do not include:
A: the alarm response.
B: burnout.
C: reaction and resistance.
D: recovery or exhaustion.

4:  Strategies that EMT-Bs may use to positively manage the stress of the job include the following except:
A: sustaining friends and interests outside of EMS.
B: regular physical activity.
C: eating a balanced diet of carbohydrates, protein, and limited fats.
D: learning how to hold your stress reaction inside.

5:  The goal of universal precautions is to:
A: protect you from all infectious diseases.
B: protect you from all hazardous materials.
C: interrupt the transmission of germs.
D: prevent exposure to stressful situations.

6:  If you suspect that a patient has a communicable disease, you may:
A: refuse to treat them.
B: delay treating them while you wait to learn the seriousness of the condition.
C: pause to don appropriate personal protective equipment.
D: none of the above.

7:  The carrier of an infectious organism:
A: may never know that they have the disease.
B: will always tell an EMT-B that they are contagious.
C: can only transmit the disease by exposure to blood.
D: can be traced through an investigation.

8:  One of the simplest and most effective ways to control disease transmission is to:
A: wear latex gloves on all EMS calls.
B: wear a HEPA mask during long transports.
C: wash your hands after every call.
D: recap a dirty needle after it is used.

9:  If you arrive at the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving a truck with a black and white diamond-shaped label stating "corrosive" that is leaking a fluid, you should:
A: slowly walk around the vehicles, looking for more leaks.
B: keep a safe distance from the scene and notify dispatch of a hazardous material.
C: quickly but carefully run to the cab of the truck to check for patients.
D: begin treating any patients.

10:  At violent situations, EMS personnel should:
A: assume that parties will not try to harm EMS providers.
B: enter the scene as soon as law enforcement arrives.
C: trust that bystanders will protect them from possible harm.
D: enter the scene only when law enforcement indicates it is safe.

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