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Paramedic Training - Test 1


1. The most likely cause of cardiac arrest in a child is:

    A. respiratory failure
    B. hypothermia
    C. mitral valve prolapse
    D. asthma attack


2. Which of the following is NOT a symptom of a person with anorexia?

    A. mild anemia
    B. swollen joints
    C. moist skin
    D. reduced muscle mass


3. The first step in treating a patient with severe chest pain is:

    A. obtain a patient history
    B. administer oxygen
    C. perform a physical exam
    D. obtain baseline vital signs


4. Liquids that evaporate quickly are considered to be:

    A. viscous
    B. volatile
    C. evaporative
    D. transformative


5. The first step in evaluating the airway of an elderly person is to:

    A. extend head and flex the neck
    B. pull the tongue out of the airway
    C. find a radial pulse
    D. suction for 30 seconds


6. Blood flowing into the cardiac veins enters which cavity next?

    A. coronary sinus
    B. left ventricle
    C. right ventricle
    D. left atrium


7. Which of the following is caused by a release of insulin?

    A. increased breakdown of fats
    B. increase breakdown of proteins
    C. decreased blood sugar
    D. causes glucose to be phosphorylated


8. Body heat loss is often associated with:

    A. alcohol intoxication
    B. head trauma
    C. cardiac events
    D. altered mental status


9. Which of the following drugs are most often carried on an ambulance?

    A. nitroglycerin
    B. epinephrine
    C. inhalers
    D. oral glucose


10. Which of the following is NOT considered a fat soluble vitamin?

    A. vitamin A
    B. vitamin K
    C. vitamin E
    D. vitamin C






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