Medical Quiz

AEMT EMS Systems Quiz


A circular system of ongoing internal and external reviews is known as:

A. quarterly audits of EMS systems.

B. retrospective patient care analysis.

C. continuous quality improvement.

D. advanced life support review.

AEMT training follows National EMS Education Standards, as recommended by the:

A. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

B. state EMS office or EMS regulatory agency.

C. National Association of EMTs.

D. National Registry of EMTs.

An appropriate demonstration of professionalism when your patient is frightened, demanding, or unpleasant is to:

A. demand that the patient be quiet and cooperative during transport.

B. ignore the patient’s feelings and focus on his or her medical complaint.

C. continue to be nonjudgmental, compassionate, and respectful.

D. reassure your patient everything will be all right, even if it will not be.

While attempting resuscitation of a patient in cardiac arrest, you initiate CPR, defibrillate the patient with an AED, and insert a supraglottic airway device prior to contacting medical control. What does this scenario most accurately describe?

A. Standing orders

B. Indirect medical control

C. Online medical control

D. Off-line medical control

Who regulates the standards under which AEMTs provide emergency care?

A. U.S. Department of Transportation

B. National Registry of EMTs

C. The state EMS office or agency

D. National Association of EMTs

Authorization to use an automatic transport ventilator when transporting a patient requires which minimum level of EMS provider?



C. Paramedic


A physician authorizes you, via two-way radio, to help a patient administer prescribed nitroglycerin. What type of medical direction is this?

A. Indirect medical control

B. Online medical control

C. Off-line medical control

D. Standing order

Which of the following scenarios does not involve an ALS skill?

A. Applying oxygen and injecting a medication

B. Administering oxygen and starting an IV

C. Using an AED and performing rescue breathing

D. Performing CPR and using a manual defibrillator

Which of the following scenarios involves an ALS skill?

A. Applying an AED and performing CPR

B. Administering aspirin to a patient with chest pain

C. Inserting an oral airway and suctioning the mouth

D. Administering oxygen and infusing IV fluids

Which of the following statements regarding EMS research is correct?

A. Evidence-based decision making is an ineffective way of improving care.

B. The goal of EMS research is to identify interventions that are ineffective.

C. Research in EMS is usually only performed by the medical director.

D. AEMTs will be involved in research typically through gathering data.

The function of the National Registry of EMTs is to:

A. provide continuing education for EMS providers.

B. set training standards for each EMS provider level.

C. assess competence through a valid testing process.

D. mandate that EMS providers recertify every year.

Roles and responsibilities of the AEMT include:

A. diagnosing a patient’s condition based on assessment.

B. identifying patients who are critically ill or injured.

C. providing definitive care for the patient’s condition.

D. performing rapid assessments on all patients.

Emergency medical responders (EMRs), such as police officers, are necessary because:

A. they have a higher scope of practice than an emergency medical technician.

B. the presence of person trained and able to provide BLS cannot be ensured.

C. they can provide a limited number of advanced life support procedures.

D. they can provide primary patient care during transport to the hospital.

Which of the following is an example of a secondary prevention strategy?

A. Educating the public regarding the use of helmets and seat belts

B. Constructing a guardrail to prevent an accident from occurring

C. Advocating childhood vaccinations following CDC guidelines

D. Placing childproof locks on cabinets that contain harmful chemicals

Continuous quality improvement (CQI) involves all of the following components, except:

A. remedial training as deemed necessary by the medical director.

B. discussion of needs for improvement.

C. periodic review of run reports.

D. negative feedback to those who make mistakes while on a call.

You arrive at the scene of a domestic dispute. You can hear yelling and the sound of breaking glass from inside the residence. You should:

A. carefully enter the house and call law enforcement.

B. retreat to a safe place until the scene has been secured.

C. tell the patient to come outside so you can provide care.

D. immediately gain access to the patient.

Even with an EMS certification, your ability to function as an AEMT is governed locally by the:

A. EMS system’s medical director.

B. EMS system’s chief paramedic.

C. state health department.

D. county health department.

Which of the following interventions should be able to be performed by all EMS providers, regardless of their level of certification?

A. Intravenous therapy

B. Hemorrhage control

C. Needle chest compression

D. Manual defibrillation

To become a licensed AEMT, a candidate must:

A. have been a licensed EMT for a period of at least 3 years.

B. be capable of lifting and carrying at least 150 pounds.

C. obtain permission from the state in which he or she will function.

D. successfully complete a healthcare provider CPR course.

Being aware and thoughtful about the needs of your patient describes the attribute of:

A. sympathy.

B. integrity.

C. empathy.

D. patient advocacy.

An AEMT administers the wrong medication to a patient. This is an example of a(n):

A. administrative error.

B. knowledge-based error.

C. rules-based error.

D. skills-based error.

In most states, a person may be denied certification as an AEMT if he or she:

A. is certified in another state.

B. is older than 45 years of age.

C. is not a certified firefighter.

D. has been convicted of a felony.

Which of the following conditions or injuries would most likely require transfer to a specialty facility?

A. Severe headache

B. Open fracture

C. Thermal burns

D. Abdominal pain

Which of the following is not a standard licensure requirement for AEMTs?

A. Successful completion of a state-approved AEMT exam

B. Possession of a valid and current driver’s license

C. Proof of immunization against communicable diseases

D. Completion of an NREMT-developed AEMT course


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