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1. When someone needs emergency care, time is critical because: (Check all that apply.) a. It becomes more difficult to administer first aid. b. The chances of successful resuscitation diminish with time. c. When a person has no heartbeat and is not breathing, irreversible brain damage can occur within minutes. 2. From the introductory statements below, which one would you select when asking permission to help a patient? (Place a check by your response.) a. I'm a doctor. May I help you? b. Hello? My name is ______ , I'm an Emergency Responder. May I help you? c. Are you hurt? Where? 3. You should never fear harming a patient when performing CPR on an individual whose heart has stopped because you cannot make the person worse. True False

4. As an Emergency Responder what general rule may help you avoid infection by bloodborne pathogens? (Place a check by your response.) a. Always place a barrier between you and any moist or wet substance originating from a patient. b. Ask the patient not to cough when you are giving him emergency care. c. Have the patient bandage his own bleeding wounds whenever possible. 5. On the lifeline diagram below, list the meaning for each of the letters in the ABCD'S of emergency care.

Monitor a Patient's Lifeline - The ABCD'S

6. How do you activate the Emergency Medical Service in your area? Phone number:

7. Why is defibrillation important to a patient with cardiac arrest? (Place a check by your response.) a. Defibrillation disrupts the abnormal twitching of a heart, restoring a normal heartbeat. b. Defibrillation causes the heart to beat erratically. c. It keeps the patient from having to go to the hospital after CPR has been administered. 8. Match the type of bleeding listed below with the description of how each is identified. (Draw a line from the description to the type of bleeding.) a. Arterial Bleeding b. Venous Bleeding · c. Capillary Bleeding · Bright red blood that spurts from a wound in rhythm with the heartbeat. 9. What are indications of shock. (Check all that apply.) a. Pale or bluish tissue color b. Altered consciousness c. Lackluster eyes, dazed look d. Thirst e. Rapid, weak pulse f. Elbow pain Blood slowly oozing from the wound. · Dark red blood, steadily flowing from a wound without rhythmic spurts.

g. Mental confusion, anxiety, restlessness or irritability h. Nausea and perhaps vomiting i. Moist, clammy skin, perhaps with shivering j. Shallow, but rapid and labored breathing k. Earache 10. In what circumstances should you always suspect a spinal injury? (Check all that apply.) a. Lightning strike b. Serious impact injury c. Falling from a height greater than victim's own height d. Traffic or car accident e. Being thrown from a motorized vehicle f. Swimming pool, head-first dive accident


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1. Regardless of a patient's injury or illness, you perform a and monitor the patient's a. secondary; line of life b. primary; lifeline

. (Place the correct letter in the blank.)

2. Once a patient is stabilized during primary care, you attend to the next level of emergency care a. injury care b. secondary care 3. An injury is defined as 4. An illness is defined as 5. A symptom is: (Place a check by your response.) a. something the patient tells you is wrong b. something you can see, hear or feel 6. Assessment first aid is the treatment of conditions that are not immediately


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