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PHTLS 7th Edition Pretest Ver 1 3 Jan 2011

PHTLS 7th Edition Pretest Ver 1 3 Jan 2011

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First Aid, First Respondent
First Aid, First Respondent

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Instructions to CandidatesThis 25-question exam is designed to assess yourbase knowledge of trauma care. It is written for alllevels of EMTs and prehospital providers. There aresome questions that the correct answer may be anadvanced procedure that the basic-level provider isunable to perform due to system protocols or traininglevels. It is assumed that any provider who is takingthe PHTLS course, regardless of level of training,will understand and recognize the need for an ALSprocedure, even if they are not authorized to do so..To this end, the basic provider should select the ALSanswer if appropriate and not deem it incorrectbecause the procedure cannot be performed by abasic provider.
Version 1.3 21) Your EMS unit is en route to the scene of an assault. Dispatch informationindicates law enforcement has not yet arrived on the scene. The safest approach tothis situation is:A) Staging at the scene so that you can advise dispatch of the nature of the
 patient’s injuries
 B) Arriving on scene but staying inside the vehicle until law enforcement advisesthe scene is safeC) Staging at a safe location away from the scene until law enforcement advisesthe scene is safeD) Arriving on scene and initiating care, as long as bystanders confirm theassailant is no longer there2) Which is a sign of ventilatory inadequacy in a trauma patient?A) Equal breath soundsB) Ventilatory rate of 12C) Speaking in short burstsD) Sp0
of 95% on room air3) During the primary survey of a trauma patient, you note that the patient is agitatedand confused and appears to have multiple injuries from an altercation. Of thefollowing choices, your first treatment priority should be:A) Controlling all bleedingB)
Establishing an intravenous lineC) Correction of possible hypoxiaD) Full immobilization to a backboard4) Which is the most common cause of upper airway obstruction in the traumapatient?A) TeethB) BloodC) TongueD) Vomitus5) Which is the most significant complication of prolonged suctioning of traumapatients?A) HypoxiaB) BradypneaC) BradycardiaD) Hypercarbia

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