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Which of the following is required for an EMT to administer a drug to a patient?

Medical direction approval

Advil, Nuprin, and Motrin are trade names for the generic medication:


Which of the following statements regarding parenteral medications is correct?

Parenteral medications are absorbed more quickly than enteral medications

The amount of medication that is given is known as the _________.


A 62-year-old male is seen with crushing chest pain, which he describes as being the same kind of pain that he had with a previous heart attack. He has prescribed nitroglycerin but states that he has not taken any. After administering supplemental oxygen if needed and contacting medical control, you should:

Assist him with taking his nitro unless his systolic blood pressure is less than 100

What is the route of administration for the Epi Pen auto-injector?


After taking diphenhydramine (Benadryl) for an allergic reaction, a person begins experiencing drowsiness and a dry mouth. These findings are an example of a(n):

side effect.

Which of the following statements regarding glucose is correct?

Glucose is a simple sugar that is readily absorbed by the bloodstream.

Medications encased in a gelatin shell that are taken by mouth are called:


A 31-year-old female is experiencing an acute asthma attack. She is conscious and alert, but in obvious respiratory distress. After assisting her with her prescribed MDI, you should:

reassess the patient and document her response to the medication.

Activated charcoal is an example of a(n):


When assessing an elderly male who complains of nausea and generalized weakness, you find that he takes atorvastatin (Lipitor) and amlodipine (Norvasc). These medications suggest a history of:

cardiovascular disease.

The term "pharmacology" is MOST accurately defined as:

the study of drugs and their actions on the body.

Which of the following is an example of a rules-based medication error?

The EMT administers a drug that is not approved by the medical director.

In ___________ administration, you are administering medication to yourself or your partner.


You are dispatched to a state park for a young female experiencing an allergic reaction. Your assessment reveals that her breathing is severely labored and her blood pressure is very low. You carry epinephrine auto-injectors on your ambulance and have been trained and approved by your medical director to administer them. As your partner gives the patient supplemental oxygen, you attempt to contact medical control but do not have a signal from your cell phone. You should:

administer epinephrine to the patient, begin immediate transport, and attempt to contact medical control en route to the hospital.

Which of the following clinical signs would necessitate the administration of naloxone (Narcan)?

Slow respirations

Which of the following patient populations typically require a modified drug dose?

Pediatric patients

While assisting a paramedic in the attempted resuscitation of a 55-year-old male in cardiac arrest, you should expect the paramedic to:

administer drugs via the IV route to achieve the fastest effect

The process of binding or sticking to a surface is called:


The meaning "around" can have which of the following prefixes?

"peri-" and "circum-"

"Chondro" in the word chondritis means:


Which of the following suffixes mean "pertaining to"?

"-al" and "-ic"

An intoxicated 40-year-old male is found lying face down. How would you document his body’s position?


The term "pericardiocentesis" means:

the removal of fluid from around the heart.

The EMT’s scope of practice within his or her local response area is defined by the:

medical director

Which of the following components are needed to prove negligence?

Duty to act, breach of duty, injury/damages, and causation

Which type of consent is involved when a 39-year-old mentally competent female with a severe headache asks you to take her to the hospital?


When performing his or her duties, the EMT is generally expected to:

exercise reasonable care and act prudently.

As an EMT, the standards of emergency care are often partially based on:

locally accepted protocols.

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