Chapter 39 EMT

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A supervisor who has more than seven people reporting to him or her:

B. has exceeded an effective span of control and should divide tasks and delegate the supervision of some tasks to another person.

According to the START triage system, what should you do if a patient is found to have a respiratory rate of 24 breaths/min?

C. Assess for bilateral radial pulses.

After primary triage, the triage supervisor should communicate all of the following information to the medical branch officer, EXCEPT:

B. the recommended transport destination for each patient.

As a triage supervisor, you:

D. must not begin treatment until all patients have been triaged.

Following proper decontamination, a 30-year-old male is brought to you. He is semiconscious and has rapid, shallow respirations. A quick visual assessment reveals no obvious bleeding. You should:

A. begin some form of positive-pressure ventilation.

In preparing for a disaster, EMS systems should have enough supplies for at least a ______ period of self-sufficiency.

C. 72-hour

Placards and labels on a storage container are intended to:

A. give a general idea of the hazard inside that particular container.

The development of an incident action plan is the responsibility of the:

D. planning section.

The FIRST step in the START triage system is to:

A. move all walking patients to a designated area.

The function of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) is to:

D. prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents.

The JumpSTART triage system is intended to be used for children younger than _____ years or who appear to weigh less than _____.

B. 8; 100 lb

The term used when individual units or different organizations make independent, and often inefficient, decisions regarding an incident is called:

A. freelancing.

Unlike a multiple-casualty incident, a natural disaster:

A. often requires personnel to remain on scene for several days.

Upon arriving at the scene of a possible hazardous materials (HazMat) incident involving several patients, you should:

C. carefully assess the situation

Which of the following duties or responsibilities does NOT fall within the realm of the medical branch of the incident command system?

C. Extrication

Which of the following is probably NOT a multiple-casualty incident?

B. A motor vehicle crash with two critically injured patients and two ambulances

Which of your senses can be safely used to identify a HazMat incident?

C. Sight and sound

While triaging patients at the scene of a building collapse, you encounter a young child who is conscious, alert, and breathing; has bilateral radial pulses; and has a severely angulated leg, which is not bleeding. According to the JumpSTART triage system, you should:

B. assign him a delayed (yellow) category and continue triaging the other patients.

You are approaching an overturned tanker truck to assess the driver, who appears to be unresponsive. As you get closer to the vehicle, you note the smell of noxious fumes and find that you are in the midst of a vapor cloud. What should you do?

B. Exit the area immediately and gather information for the HazMat team.

You are triaging four patients who were involved in a head-on motor vehicle crash. Which of the following patients should be assigned the highest (red) triage category?

C. A 49-year-old female with diabetes and difficulty breathing

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