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EMT Final Exam 2 Fisdap Study Guide Questions with Verified Answers The collective set of regulations and ethical considerations governing the EMT is called: a. duty to act b. scope of practice c... . advanced directives d. good samaritan laws ✔✔ B Legislation that governs the skills and medical interventions that may be performed by the EMT is: a. standardized (uniform) throughout the country b. different from state to state c. standardized for regions within a state d. governed by the US Department of Transportation ✔✔ B When the EMT makes the physical/emotional needs of the patient a priority, this is considered a(n)_______ of the EMT. a. advanced directive b. protocol c. ethical responsibility d. legal responsibility ✔✔ C Which one of the following is NOT a type of consent required for any treatment or action by an EMT? a. child and mentally incompetent adult b. implied c. applied d. expressed ✔✔ C When you informed the adult patient of the procedures were about to perform and its associated risks, you are asking for his or her: a. expressed consent b. negligence c. implied d. applied ✔✔ A You are treating a patient that was found unconscious at the bottom of the stairwell. Consent that is based on the assumption that an unconscious patient would approve the EMT's life-saving interventions is called: a. expressed b. negligence c. implied d. applied ✔✔ CYour record of a patient's refusal of medical care (aid) or transport should include all of the following EXCEPT: a. informing the patient of the risks and consequences of refusal b. documenting the steps you took c. signing of the form by the medical director d. obtaining a release form with the patient's witnessed signature ✔✔ C Forcing a competent adult patient to go to the hospital agains his or her will may result in _______ charges against the EMT. a. abandonment b. assault and battery c. implied consent d. negligence ✔✔ B Which of the following is an action you should not take if a patient refuses care? a. leave phone stickers with emergency numbers b. recommend that a relative call the family physician to report the incident c. tell the patient to call his or her family physician if the problem reoccurs d. call a relative or neighbor who can stay with the patient ✔✔ C. In all cases of refusal you should advise patients to call EMS back at any time if there is a problem or they wish to be transported. Another name for a DNR order is: a. deviated nervous response b. duty not to react c. refusal of treatment d. advanced directive ✔✔ D There are varying degrees of DNR orders, expressed through a variety of detailed instructions that may be part of the order such as: a. allowing CPR only if cardiac or respiratory arrest was observed b. allowing comfort-care measures such as intravenous feeding c. disallowing the use of long-term life-support measures d. specify that only five minutes of artificial respiration will be attempted ✔✔ A. The other options are part of a living will and not a DNR order. DNR orders generally do not specify procedures that are improper such as specifying that only five minutes of artificial respiration will be attempted. In a hospital, long-term life support and comfort care measures would consist of intravenous feeding and: a. routine inoculations b. the use of a respirator c. infection control by the healthcare providers d. hourly patient documentation ✔✔ B. Once a patient is considered terminal, routine inoculations will not be needed. Infection control by the healthcare providers is a given.Documentation needs to be the same as it would be had the patient not had an advance directive. If an EMT with a duty to act fails to provide the standard of care, and if this failure causes harm or injury to the patient, the EMT may be accused of: a. res ipsa loquitur b. negligence c. abandonment d. assault ✔✔ B Leaving a patient on the hallway stretcher in a busy ED and leaving without giving report with a healthcare professional is an example of: a. liability infraction b. battery c. abandonment d. breach of duty ✔✔ C The EMT should not discuss information about the patient except to relate pertinent information to the physician at the ED. Information considered confidential includes: a. patient history gained through the interview b. assessment findings c. treatment rendered d. all of the above ✔✔ D The EMT can release confidential patient information in all of the following circumstances EXCEPT to: a. inform other health care professionals who need to know information to continue care b. report incidents required by state law, such as rape or abuse c. comply with the legal subpoena d. protect the other victims of a motor vehicle collision ✔✔ D [Show More]

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