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EMT Chapter 2: Workforce Safety and Wellness Questions with Complete Solutions A 15-year-old boy was killed when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle. He has numerous disfiguring injurie... s and has been placed in the back of the ambulance to shield him from curious bystanders. When the child's parents arrive at the scene, they demand to see him. You should: ✔✔ advise them that their son had severely disfiguring injuries and ask them if there is anyone they would like you to contact first. A 75-year-old male with a terminal illness has died at home. As you and your partner enter the residence, a family member becomes verbally abusive, pushes you, and states that you took too long to get there. You should: ✔✔ retreat and notify law enforcement personnel. A critical incident stress debriefing should be conducted no more than ________ hours following the incident. ✔✔ 72 A positive TB skin test indicates that: ✔✔ you have been exposed to TB. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, an employer must: ✔✔ offer a workplace environment that reduces the risk of exposure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommended immunizations and tests include a: ✔✔ tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis booster every 10 years. As an EMT, it is important to remember that the signs and symptoms of cumulative stress: ✔✔ may not be obvious or present all the time. Carbon monoxide blocks the ability of the blood to oxygenate the body because it: ✔✔ binds with the hemoglobin in red blood cells. Common factors that influence how a patient reacts to the stress of an illness or injury include all of the following, EXCEPT: ✔✔ distrust of EMTs. Common questions asked by patients with a serious illness or injury include all of the following, EXCEPT: ✔✔ "Which hospital am I going to?" Critical incident stress management (CISM) can occur at an ongoing scene in all of the following circumstances, EXCEPT: ✔✔ when patients are actively being assessed or treated. Determination of exposure is an important component of an infection control plan because it: ✔✔ defines who is at risk for contact with blood and body fluids and which tasks pose a risk of exposure.Hazards that are associated with a structural fire include all of the following, EXCEPT: ✔✔ carbon dioxide deficiency. If it is not possible to adequately clean your ambulance at the hospital following a call, you should: ✔✔ clean the ambulance at your station in a designated area that is well ventilated. If you use a waterless handwashing substitute in the field, it is important to: ✔✔ wash your hands with soap and water at the hospital. It is especially important for EMS personnel to develop nonadversarial relationships with their coworkers because they: ✔✔ depend on one another for their safety. Patients who become dependent upon EMS personnel or other health care providers often feel: ✔✔ shamed. Physiologic manifestations of stress include: ✔✔ perspiration, increased blood glucose levels, and dilated pupils. Prescription glasses do not provide adequate eye protection because they: ✔✔ offer little or no side protection. The BEST way to reduce your risk of contracting a work-related disease following exposure is to: ✔✔ activate your department's infection control plan as soon as possible [Show More]

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