Paramedic (EMT) Practice Test

Take this free practice test to see how prepared you are to take a Paramedic (EMT) certification exam.

1. The first step in treating a patent who may be experiencing a cardiac arrest is to take his or her baseline vital signs
2. Which of the following patients would need a rapid trauma assessment the most?
3. What is the first step you should take when you start to size up a scene?
4. Which of the following is the first step you should take in treating a medical patient?
5. You are assessing a patient who is breathing, but he or she is doing so very slowly. What is the proper term for this form of breathing?
6. The first part of conducting an initial assessment is to get a general impression of the patient(s).
7. Every squad should contact dispatch a certain minimum number of times on every call. What is this number?
8. Which of the following is the proper way to treat a child with a mild airway obstruction?
9. You are assessing a diabetic patient who is conscious, but extremely confused. You are unable to determine whether the condition is hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. What do you do?
10. What is the most important condition that must be met for an EMT to assist an angina patient who wishes to take his or her nitroglycerin?
11. A detailed physical examination is only performed on unconscious patients.
12. You are assessing a stroke patient and are trying to determine if advanced therapy will be effective. What is the critical factor you need to determine?
13. What is one thing you should NOT do when treating a patient with an acute abdomen?
14. What is the third step of conducting an initial assessment?
15. Which of the following is NOT considered a part of the patient's Signs and Symptoms?
16. A patient's vital signs include his or her capillary refill time and breath sounds.
17. Which of the following is NOT a part of the upper airway?
18. What flow rate should a nasal cannula have?
19. What should you look for to determine if a scene is safe to enter?
20. When treating a patient with a medical condition, the first thing you should ask is what medications he or she is taking.
21. What oxygen concentration can a Bag Valve Mask (BVM) supply?
22. What is the final step you should take when performing an initial assessment?
23. A patient you are treating has just lost consciousness. What is the first thing you should do?
24. Which is NOT part of the lower airway?
25. A 90-year-old woman is having an acute ischemic stroke. She is conscious. What should you do?
26. When you arrive at a scene, you should be careful to NOT enter it with your emergency vehicle.
27. What are the most important things to notice when doing a rapid trauma assessment?
28. You must follow protocol when using the radio in your emergency vehicle. Which of the following is NOT required by this protocol?
29. The last step in a detailed physical assessment is to manage any secondary wounds.
30. Where do you begin a detailed physical examination?

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