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A type _____ ambulance features a conventional, truck cab-chassis with a modular ambulance body that can be transferred to a newer chassis as needed.
The six-pointed Star of Life® emblem identifies vehicles that:
Phases of an ambulance call include all of the following activities, EXCEPT:
Equipment and supplies that are carried on an ambulance should be stored:
Other than personal safety equipment, which of the following should be the MOST readily accessible item in the back of an ambulance?
Which of the following is an example of regional equipment or supplies?
Minimum airway and ventilation equipment that should be carried on every ambulance include all of the following, EXCEPT:
The LEAST practical place to store a portable oxygen cylinder is:
Portable and mounted suction units must be powerful enough to generate a vacuum of at least ____ mm Hg when the tubing is clamped.
A portable oxygen cylinder should have a capacity of a minimum of ____ of oxygen.
Regardless of where portable and mounted oxygen cylinders are stored in the ambulance, they must:
A disposable oxygen humidifier should be considered for ambulance services that often transport patients on runs longer than:
Which of the following items would MOST likely require special protocols in order to be carried on the ambulance?
The purpose of a jump kit is to:
Common safety equipment carried on the ambulance includes all of the following, EXCEPT:
When working at the scene of a motor vehicle crash at night, you should NOT use:
Minimum staffing in the patient compartment of a basic life support (BLS) ambulance includes:
For every emergency request, the dispatcher should routinely gather and record all of the following information, EXCEPT the:
Common activities that occur while you and your partner are en route to the scene of an emergency call include all of the following, EXCEPT:
Immediately upon arriving at the scene of an emergency call involving a traumatic injury, you should notify the dispatcher of your arrival and then:
When parking your ambulance at the scene of a motor vehicle crash, you should position the ambulance:
When arriving at the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer rig, you note that a green cloud is being emitted from the crashed vehicle. The driver is still in the truck; he is conscious but bleeding profusely from the head. After notifying the hazardous materials team, you should:
The main objective of traffic control at the scene of a motor vehicle crash is to:
When transporting a patient to the hospital, you should:
When transporting a patient who is secured to a backboard, it is important to:
During the transport phase of an ambulance call, it is MOST important to:
Delivering a patient to the hospital involves all of the following activities, EXCEPT:
As soon as you leave the hospital and are en route back to your station, you should inform the dispatcher:
You have just delivered a major trauma patient to the hospital. Shortly after departing the hospital, dispatch advises you of another call. The back of the ambulance is contaminated with bloody dressings and is in disarray, and you are in need of airway equipment and numerous other supplies. You should:
The process of removing dirt, dust, blood, or other visible contaminants from a surface or equipment is called:
Upon returning to your station following a run, you should disinfect the ambulance as needed. Disinfection is MOST accurately defined as:
Characteristics of a safe ambulance operator include:
When driving an ambulance on a multilane highway in emergency mode, you should:
After assessing your patient, you determine that his condition is stable. You provide the appropriate treatment and then load him into the ambulance. While en route to the hospital, you should:
General guidelines for safe ambulance driving include all of the following, EXCEPT:
Upon arriving at the scene of a major motor vehicle crash at night, you find that the safest place to park your ambulance is in a direction that is facing oncoming traffic. You should:
Aggressive ambulance driving may have a negative effect on other motorists because:
You are en route to an emergency call when you approach a slow-moving vehicle on a two-way road. You can see oncoming traffic in the other lane. The driver has his windows up and does not realize that you are behind him. You should:
Maintaining a cushion of safety when operating an ambulance means:
When being tailgated by another vehicle while responding to an emergency call, you should:
If you properly assess and stabilize a patient at the scene, driving to the hospital with excessive speed:
The use of lights and siren on an ambulance:
Hydroplaning of the ambulance on wet roads would MOST likely occur at speeds of greater than _____ mph.
If hydroplaning of the ambulance occurs, the driver should:
While using lights and siren, most state laws permit an ambulance to:
While en route to a call for a patient in cardiac arrest, you approach a stopped school bus with its red warning lights flashing. You should:
Which of the following statements regarding the use of the warning lights and siren on the ambulance is correct?
You are dispatched to a residence for a patient with chest pain; however, you are unfamiliar with the address and cannot find the location in your map book. A nearby police officer radios you and tells you that he knows how to get to the scene. You should:
The MOST common and usually the most serious ambulance crashes occur at:
Your unit and a fire department vehicle are responding to the scene of a patient in cardiac arrest. As you approach an intersection that is highly congested, you should:
In general, medivac helicopters should be utilized when:
It is 10:30 PM and you have requested air medical transport for a critically injured patient. When you arrive at the designated landing zone, you should:
When approaching a helicopter, whether the rotor blades are moving or not, you should:
When a helicopter must land on a grade (uneven ground), you should:
Typically medivac helicopters fly between: