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Outdoor Emergency Care 5th Edition by National Ski Patrol – Test Bank

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Outdoor Emergency Care 5th Edition by National Ski Patrol – Test Bank

Chapter 07

1. Which of the following lists presents the order in which an OEC Technician should assess a patient in a field setting?

a. Primary assessment, reassessment, secondary assessment
b. Scene size-up, secondary assessment, primary assessment
c. Scene size-up, primary assessment, secondary assessment
d. Scene size-up, history, secondary assessment, primary assessment

Answer: c
Objective: 7-1
Reference: 214

2. You have been dispatched to an 89-year-old female with an unspecified complaint. When assessing this patient, which one of the following will the OEC Technician do as quickly as possible to develop a better understanding of the emergency?

a. Obtain the patient’s vital signs and current medications.
b. Gather a medical history, including information on allergies.
c. Contact medical direction for advice.
d. Determine if the complaint is medical (NOI) or trauma related (MOI).

Answer: d
Objective: 7-3
Reference: 216

3. Which of the following statements would indicate that an OEC Technician has appropriately initiated the first phase of a patient assessment?

a. “I have placed an oral airway in the patient.”
b. “The scene appears to be free of hazards.”
c. “Blood pressure is 124/80 mmHg.”
d. “Can you tell me why you called for help?”

Answer: b
Objective: 7-4
Reference: 215-216

4. You arrive at the scene of a fall, where a 42-year-old woman fell backward off a stepladder while cleaning windows. She is lying on the ground complaining of pain to her ankle. She tells you, “If I had just been more careful and moved the ladder instead of reaching, this never would have happened!” Based on this information, which of the following can you conclude?

a. She has an open airway, is breathing, and has circulating blood to her brain.
b. Her pulse rate is within normal limits.
c. She does not require rapid transport.
d. She does not have any other injuries.

Answer: a
Objective: 7-4
Reference: 216–218

5. You have been dispatched for an elderly male complaining of shortness of breath. When should you start the process of forming a general impression about this patient?

a. While you and your partner are approaching him
b. After completing a primary assessment
c. As soon as you obtain his chief complaint
d. After you have taken his vital signs

Answer: a
Objective: 7-1
Reference: 216

6. You have been called for an adult patient who suffered a seizure. He is sitting on the floor, and he looks at you as you enter the room. When questioned, he responds to his name, but cannot remember the date or where he is. This patient’s mental status is best described as:

a. alert but confused.
b. lethargic and agitated.
c. having an altered response to verbal stimuli.
d. visually disoriented.

Answer: c
Objective: 7-4
Reference: 222–224

7. A 36-year-old patient who has overdosed on an unknown drug, is breathing and will not open his eyes, even when his name is loudly called. Which one of the following should the OEC Technician do first?

a. Check the patient’s vital signs.
b. Perform a shoulder pinch.
c. Assess the patient for a radial pulse.
d. Identify what drug the patient took.

Answer: b
Objective: 7-4
Reference: 225


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