EMS 223 Patient Assessment
Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz College for EMS
King Saud University
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1. What is the purpose of a scene size up?
A. Identify and treat life threats.
B. Determine the level of consciousness of patients.
C. Determine what resources are needed.
D. Indentify the most serious patient.
2. When does the scene size up begin?
A. Upon arrival to the scene C. When the first unit arrives on scene
B. At first patient contact D. Once the call is received
3. What is the first action to take place during scene size up?
A. Body substance isolation C. Determine mechanism of injury.
B. Scene safety D. Find number of patients.
4. What should paramedics look for while walking on to the scene of a medical call?
A. Medication lists
B. Patient surroundings for clues
C. Family members to speak with
D. Insurance cards and ID before patient contact
5. How should paramedics deal with downed power lines?
A. Move around slowly and safely. C. Call for fire to shut off power.
B. Wait until trained professionals arrive. D. Consider all down lines as safe.
6. What should a paramedic do if a patient displays aggressive behavior?
A. Retreat from scene. C. Call for a supervisor.
B. Stay and call police. D. Request more units.
7. After paramedic safety is ensured, what is the paramedic’s next priority?
A. Traffic management C. Determine level of consciousness
B. Patient safety D. Spinal immobilization
8. What information must a paramedic obtain on the scene of a trauma call?
A. Mechanism of injury C. Baseline vitals
B. Allergies and medications D. Nature of illness
9. Who is responsible for controlling traffic, managing bystanders, and containing any violence at the scene?
A. Law enforcement C. Paramedics
B. Incident command D. Fire personnel
10. What is the priority for a paramedic on the scene of a multiple-vehicle, multiple-patient call?
A. Another ambulance
B. Requesting police
C. Protection of the patient and bystanders
D. Clearing the scene of debris