EMS Systems Quiz


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Member of the EMS system whose training includes basic-level EMT training plus responsibility for a minimal level of advanced life support

A. Emergency Medical Responder

B. Emergency Medical Technician

C. Paramedic

D. Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)


Maintenance of required certifications or registrations is the responsibility of the:

A. individual provider.

B. employing agency.

C. state board of health.

D. EMS medical director.


Which one of the following receives the highest level of training in an EMS system?

A. Emergency Medical Responder

B. Emergency Medical Technician

C. Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

D. Paramedic


The systematic investigation to establish facts is called:

A. Inquiry

B. Assessment

C. Investigation

D. Research


You have received an order over the phone from the Medical Director to administer oxygen to the patient. This would be called:

A. EMS coordinator direction.

B. off-line medical direction

C. hospital direction.

D. on-line medical direction.


Guidelines written by the medical director to describe the care that EMS personnel provide for patients. Those guidelines are called:

A. dispatching.

B. protocols.

C. on-line direction.

D. prescriptions.


As a member of the EMS team, your primary role is one of:

A. patient care.

B. safety.

C. transport.

D. documentation.


An Emergency Medical Responder provides emergency care:

A. only if the injuries are life-threatening.

B. until EMTs or paramedics take over care.

C. every time an emergency happens.

D. until the patient arrives at the hospital.


Where does scope of practice give an EMS provider the legal authority to practice?

A. A state

B. A city

C. The country

D. An EMS agency


Components of the quality improvement process, as identified by the Institute of Medicine, include all of the following, EXCEPT:

A. teamwork.

B. safety

C. timeliness.

D. efficiency.


Which of the following is NOT a criterion used by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to evaluate an EMS system:

A. regulation and policy

B. resource management or human resources

C. billing and collections

D. education of the public


National levels of EMS training include all of the following except:

A. advanced first aid.

B. EMR.

C. AEMT.

D. Paramedic.


How does research ensure correct and effective EMS practices?

A. It provides evidence.

B. It makes deductions.

C. It creates theories.

D. It ensures outcomes.


Specialized teams designed to provide medical care following a disaster

A. Emergency Medical Response Team (EMRT)

B. Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT)

C. Emergency Medical Technician Team (EMTT)

D. Advanced Emergency Medical Team (AEMT)


Which one of the following BEST describes the role of the Emergency Medical Responder in an EMS system?

A. Identifies hazards and transports patients

B. Cares for immediate life threats and assists EMTs

C. Secures the scene and serves as an Incident Commander

D. Assists Paramedics with advanced skills


Protocols and standing orders are forms of:

A. off-line medical direction.

B. on-line medical direction.

C. pre-arrival instructions.

D. stand-by guidelines.


Emergency Medical Dispatchers receive training that allows them to:

A. Control the scene via the radio

B. Triage patients via the radio

C. Declare a mass-casualty incident

D. Provide pre-arrival care instructions


Which one of the following is NOT a typical component of an EMS system?

A. Ambulances

B. Hospitals

C. Clinics

D. Fire service


Member of the EMS system who provides pre-arrival instructions to callers, thereby helping to initiate lifesaving care before EMS personnel arrive:

A. Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD)

B. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

C. Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

D. Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)


All care provided by EMS personnel within an EMS system is authorized by a(n):

A. Medical Director

B. Fire Chief

C. Ambulance Supervisor

D. Nursing Supervisor


The __________ identifies the duties and skills an EMS provider is legally allowed to perform.

A. standard of care

B. scope of practice

C. medical procedures guide

D. National EMS Education Standards


The four levels of nationally recognized EMS training are:

A. Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Advanced Paramedic

B. Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, and Paramedic.

C. Emergency Medical Responder, Paramedic, Critical Care Nurse, Medical Director.

D. Emergency Technician, Medical Responder, Advanced Responder, Paramedic.


A hospital capable of providing specialized services such as trauma care, pediatric care, cardiac care, stroke care, or burn care is a(n):

A. Advanced Health Care Facility

B. Specialty Hospital

C. Trauma Clinic

D. Research Hospital


Demeanor is part of professionalism for the Emergency Medical Responder, and it has which of the following as an attribute?

A. Advanced education

B. A take-charge attitude

C. Fearlessness

D. Respect




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