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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:  What does the M stand for, in EMS?
A: Management
B: Medical
C: Mental
D: Many

2:  What should be the attitude of the EMS provider when people either call 9-1-1 for what turns out to be a minor event, or else delay calling when in fact the situation is a dire emergency that should have been called in immediately?
A: EMS providers should always remain supportive of the patient, but should be fairly stern to the caller and point out the error
B: EMS providers should always assume that the urgency or delay was the wish of the patient, and that is who should be scolded if an error is made
C: EMS providers should remain supportive of both patient and caller
D: EMS providers should be quite stern to both parties if the system was not used properly, either due to delay or exaggerated perception of the urgency of the situation

3:  What does the C stand for in CPR?
A: Cat
B: Cardio
C: Cranial
D: Cognitive

4:  In some fire departments, how high can the percentage of calls go that are medical rather than fire suppression?
A: 80%
B: 50%
C: 25%
D: 10%

5:  People who are fully trained to deliver all advanced life support are:
A: EMT-Basics
B: EMT-Paramedics
C: First Responders
D: Advanced Responders

6:  What does the B stand for in BLS?
A: Basic
B: Badge
C: Begin
D: Bench

7:  What is the mission of the fire service?
A: To serve and protect
B: To risk a lot for a little
C: To go where no man can live
D: To save lives and protect property

8:  What is one level of training that includes limited ALS skills?
A: EMT-Intermediate
B: Second Responder
C: Fire Medic Basic
D: Advanced First Aid

9:  What is the rule of thumb for how EMS providers should treat patients?
A: As they themselves have been treated when patients
B: As impersonal recipients of medical service
C: As they themselves would like to be treated
D: As students or children in a subordinate role

10:  What is one agency that is especially well suited to providing a community?s EMS due to the rigorous screening of its employees, and its existing infrastructure which includes buildings, radios and dispatch systems?
A: The power company
B: The fire department
C: Taxi or limousine agencies
D: The regional hospital

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