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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 _____________________ is commonly defined by state law and outlines the care that an EMT-B may provide.
A: standard of care
B: duty to act
C: scope of practice
D: Good Samaritan law

2:  Deviation from the established standard of care may:
A: result in Civil Prosecution.
B: bring sanctions from state regulatory agencies.
C: cause criminal charges to be filed.
D: all of the above.

3:  In determining legal negligence, the following four elements must be present: duty, breach of duty, damages and:
A: abandonment.
B: cause.
C: neglect.
D: consent.

4:  The type of consent that assumes that an unconscious person would want to receive care is:
A: implied consent.
B: expressed consent.
C: informed consent.
D: denied consent.

5:  If a mentally competent patient with a minor injury refuses transport to a hospital, you should:
A: return to service immediately.
B: document your assessment on a patient care report and have the patient sign a refusal form.
C: contact law enforcement to have the patient arrested and taken to the hospital.
D: restrain the patient and transport them to the hospital.

6:  An advance directive is a document that specifies:
A: when an EMT-B should not resuscitate a patient.
B: who an EMT-B should call if the patient becomes unconscious.
C: medical treatments that a patient would like to withhold or receive if they become unable to make decisions.
D: types of "comfort care" that an EMT-B should assist with.

7:  Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) generally has the following effect:
A: Protected heath information can be shared EMS providers for training.
B: Follow-up with hospitals regarding patient care has become easier.
C: Protected health information may be shared with those directly providing patient care.
D: All of the above.

8:  An incomplete or untidy patient care report may be viewed by a court as:
A: acceptable if you work for a busy service.
B: evidence of incompetence by the author.
C: understandable if you are a volunteer.
D: excusable if it only happens rarely.

9:  Definitive signs of death include the following except:
A: Dependent lividity
B: Exposed brain tissue
C: Rigor mortis
D: Decapitation

10:  When treating a patient with a serious head injury and the patient is a known organ donor and may not live, you should:
A: treat the patient in the same manner you would another patient with similar injuries.
B: give the patient extra oxygen.
C: give the patient a higher priority because they can save several lives.
D: treat the patient as if they had a do not resuscitate order.

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