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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:  Base station radios differ from mobile radios and portable radios in that they:
A: are able to utilize multiple frequencies.
B: the operator must be in close proximity to the antenna.
C: the radio is located in a fixed location.
D: they generally broadcast with less than 100 watts of power.

2:  The drawbacks to the use of cellular telephones for EMS include:
A: Low cost infrastructure
B: Limited versatility
C: Risk of system overload in emergencies
D: All of the above

3:  The dispatcher transmits the following information to your unit " Ambulance 5, please respond to 350 South Union Street for the medical call. Police are also responding, time out 0612." What additional information is most important to ask for?
A: How old is the patient?
B: What sex is the patient?
C: What is the wind direction and speed?
D: What is the nature of the illness?

4:  Once you receive an order from medical control, you should:
A: repeat the order back, word for word, and then receive confirmation.
B: ask your partner to confirm the order.
C: proceed with treatment.
D: repeat the order to the patient.

5:  During a transport to the hospital, you should give the following information in a radio report except:
A: The physical findings of your exam
B: The patient's race and insurance status
C: The result of any treatment you have given
D: Your ambulance level and type of service

6:  When you are communicating with a patient, appropriate behaviors include:
A: Using nicknames such as "Honey" or "dear"
B: Standing over the patient so they have to look up
C: Telling the truth, even if it is "I don't know"
D: Using medical terminology to explain the situation

7:  Data regarding patient care information is recorded using a:
A: standard national form.
B: secure website administered by NHTSA.
C: state or local form based on national data points.
D: special EMS handheld device

8:  When writing a patient care report, you should take care to:
A: ensure proper spelling of medical terms.
B: report your opinions of the patient's condition.
C: cover your omissions with good documentation.
D: use as many abbreviations as possible.

9:  Prior to turning a copy of your PCR in to the hospital, you discover that you made an error in recording a treatment. Your most appropriate next step should be:
A: rip up the original and rewrite the form.
B: turn the PCR into the hospital with the mistake still on it.
C: black out the original information completely with a pen.
D: draw a single line through the error and place your initials next to it.

10:  At the scene of a minor motor vehicle crash, one patient is refusing to be treated or transported by EMS. Your next step should include:
A: treating the patient anyway.
B: request law enforcement to place the patient under arrest.
C: explain the risks of the patient's decision to the patient.
D: leave the scene immediately.

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