Acknowledgements vii About The Author ix About This Text xi How To Use This Text xiii Suggestions for Written Examination Preparation and Execution xvii Suggestions for Practical Examination Preparation and Execution xxi TEST SECTION ONE 1 PREPARATORY (225 Questions; 3 Hours and 45 Minutes allotted for completion.) Introduction to Emergency Medical Care Well-Being of the EMT-Basic Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues The Human Body Baseline Vital signs and History-Taking Lifting and Moving Patients TEST SECTION TWO 45 AIRWAY (120 Questions; 2 Hours allotted for completion.) Respiratory Anatomy Respiratory Assessment Techniques of Artificial Ventilation Airway Adjuncts Suctioning and Suction Devices Oxygen Therapy Special Airway Considerations Obstructed Airway Management Rescue Breathing TEST SECTION THREE 71 PATIENT ASSESSMENT (120 Required Questions; 2 Hours allotted for completion. 60 Elective Questions; 3 Hours allotted for entire section completion.) Scene Size-Up Initial Assessment Focused History and Physical Exam-Trauma Patients Focused History and Physical Exam-Medical Patients Detailed Physical Exam Ongoing Assessment Communications Documentation Elective Group of Medical Terminology, Abbreviations and Symbols Questions TEST SECTION FOUR 111 MEDICAL EMERGENCIES (135 Questions; 2 Hours and 15 Minutes allotted for completion.) General Pharmacology Respiratory Emergencies Metered-dose Inhalers Cardiac Emergencies Nitroglycerin Aspirin Automated External Defibrillation TEST SECTION FIVE 145 MEDICAL EMERGENCIES (150 Questions; 2 Hour and 30 Minutes allotted for completion.) Altered Mental Status Diabetes Stroke Allergies Ingested Poisoning and Overdose Environmental Emergencies Behavioral Emergencies Patient Restraint iv CONTENTS TEST SECTION SIX 185 TRAUMA (120 Questions; 2 Hours allotted for completion.) Bleeding and Shock Soft Tissue Injuries Musculoskeletal Injuries Spine Injuries Burns TEST SECTION SEVEN 211 OB/GYN, PEDIATRIC AND GERIATRIC PATIENTS (105 Questions; 1 Hour and 45 Minutes allotted for completion.) Obstetrics and Gynecology Pediatric Age and Developmental Differences Pediatric Airway Differences Pediatric Assessment Considerations Pediatric Emergency Care Considerations Pediatric Seizures, Poisoning, Fevers, and Drowning Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Pediatric Trauma, Child Abuse and Neglect Geriatric Patient Considerations Cerebral Vascular Accidents TEST SECTION EIGHT 239 OPERATIONS (60 Questions; 1 Hour allotted for completion.) Ambulance Operation Scene Operations Rescue Operations Hazardous Materials Incident Management Multiple-Casualty Incident Management Infectious Diseases TEST SECTION NINE 257 RANDOM-ORDERED QUESTIONS (135 Questions; 2 Hours and 15 Minutes allotted for completion.) Acute Abdomen Basic Life Support CONTENTS v Drug and Alcohol Abuse Dual Lumen Airways Eye Injuries Glasgow Coma Scale, Revised Trauma Score, Apgar Score Head and Spine Injuries Inhaled and Injected Poisonings Medical Terminology TEST SECTION TEN: (AN ELECTIVE SECTION) 289 ADVANCED AIRWAY MANAGEMENT (75 Questions; 1 Hour and 15 Minutes allotted for completion.) Airway Anatomy Review (repeated per DOT emphasis) Adult Orotracheal Intubation Pediatric Orotracheal Intubation Endotracheal Tube Suctioning Nasogastric Tube Insertion TEST SECTION ELEVEN: (AN ELECTIVE SECTION) 307 ACLS-ASSIST SKILLS (40 Questions; 40 Minutes allotted for completion.) Assisting with Endotracheal Intubation Assisting with ECG Application and Use Assisting with IV Therapy APPENDIX: Blank Answer Sheets Test Section 1 Answer Key Test Section 2 Answer Key Test Section 3 Answer Key Test Section 4 Answer Key Test Section 5 Answer Key Test Section 6 Answer Key Test Section 7 Answer Key Test Section 8 Answer Key Test Section 9 Answer Key Test Section 10 Answer Key Test Section 11 Answer Key
Charly D. Miller is a nationally known Emergency Medical Services author, instructor, and consultant, who lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. A paramedic since 1985 (including nine years as a Denver General paramedic, in Denver, Colorado), Charly is a seasoned prehospital emergency care provider. With her additional experience as a psychiatric medical technician and an Army National Guard combat helicopter medic, Charly is one of the United States' most exciting and entertaining EMS educators.