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Glossary of Chapter 1: Introduction to Emergency Medical Care

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The communications system capable of automatically identifying the caller's phone number and location is called:
computer aided dispatching (CAD).

a remote location system.

a 9-1-1 system.

an enhanced 9-1-1 s
an enhanced 9-1-1 system.
Which of the following is an important trait of the EMT-Basic?

Be able to receive oral and written instructions.

Be able to lift and carry up to 200 pounds.

Have perfect vision without the use of glasses or contact lense
Be able to receive oral and written instructions.
You are on scene with a cardiac patient and have the ER physician on the telephone. He tells you to administer a nitroglycerin pill. This is an example of:

off-line medical direction.

on-line medical direction.

standi
on-line medical direction.
A list of steps, such as assessment and interventions, to be taken by an EMT-Basic in different situations is called a:

protocol.

checklist.

procedure.

policy.
protocol.
The physician responsible for the patient care aspect of an EMS system is called the:

chief officer.

triage officer.

executive director.

medical director.
medical director.
An EMT-B can participate in quality improvement by:

performing proper documentation.

staying current in knowledge and skills.

becoming a member of the QI committee.

All of the above.
All of the above
Quality improvement is defined as a:

systematic plan to expose EMT-Bs who make an error.
self-review with the purpose of identifying aspects of the system that require improvement.
customer service campaign.
one-time effort
self-review with the purpose of identifying aspects of the system that require improvement.
Which of the following is not a specialty hospital?

burn center
trauma center
regional hospital
pediatric center
regional hospital
Which of the following is NOT an appropriate personal trait of the EMT-B?

resourceful
complacent
neat and clean
good moral character
complacent
Which level of emergency medical personnel is allowed to start intravenous lines and use manual defibrillators?

Advanced First Aid
First Responder
EMT-B
EMT-P
EMT-P
The National Highway Safety Act charged the ______ with developing EMS standards and assisting the states to upgrade the quality of their pre-hospital emergency care.

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Emergency Management Agenc
U.S. Department of Transportation
One of the standards set forth by NHTSA is Evaluation. This standard requires that each state have a(n) _______ program for continuous evaluation and upgrading of the EMS system.

enhanced 9-1-1
quality improvement
continuing educ
quality improvement
Of the four nationally recognized levels of EMS training, which is the most basic?

First Responder
EMT-I
EMT-II
EMT-P
First Responder
Which of the following would NOT be a routine function of the EMT-B?

patient assessment
scene safety
rapid diagnosis
spinal immobilization
rapid diagnosis
As a(n) _______, the EMT-B becomes the person who speaks up for the patient and protects his rights.

guardian
advocate
partner
friend
advocate
One important function of the EMT-B is assessment of the patient.

True
False
True
The care rendered by the EMT-B is an extension of the medical director's authority.

True
False
True
Moderate alcohol consumption prior to working a shift as an EMT-Basic is allowed, since it most likely will not affect job performance.

True
False
False
As an EMT-Basic, keeping yourself safe is your first responsibility.

True
False
True
Non-military ambulance services in some major American cities in the early 1900s provided no pre-hospital patient care.

True
False
True

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