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Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  How long can the brain and spinal cord last without perfusion before permanent damage is done?
A: 1–2 minutes
B: 4–6 minutes
C: 45 minutes
D: 2 hours

2:  What is one of the latest signs and symptoms of hypovolemic shock?
A: Rapid, weak pulse
B: Low blood pressure
C: Mental status change
D: Cool, clammy, pale skin

3:  A condition in which low blood volume resulting in inadequate perfusion is referred to as:
A: hypoperfusion.
B: shock.
C: hypovolemic shock.
D: hemorrhage.

4:  Which type of hemorrhage is characterized by bright red spurting blood?
A: Arterial bleeding
B: Venous bleeding
C: Capillary bleeding
D: Upper GI bleeding

5:  Which type of hemorrhage is characterized by dark red blood that flows steadily from a wound?
A: Arterial bleeding
B: Venous bleeding
C: Capillary bleeding
D: Upper GI bleeding

6:  After applying direct pressure and elevation to a patients forearm with an arterial bleed, the EMT-I should do what next if the bleeding does not stop?
A: Apply pressure over a pressure point.
B: Apply a tourniquet.
C: Take off the old dressing and apply a new one.
D: Apply another dressing over the existing one.

7:  A black, tarry stool is called:
A: hemoptysis.
B: melena.
C: hematuria.
D: hematochezia.

8:  What type of shock is caused by myocardial insufficiency, or pump failure?
A: Septic shock
B: Cardiogenic shock
C: Spinal shock
D: Hypovolemic shock

9:  Which of the following is NOT a positive indication of an orthostatic tilt test?
A: Dizziness
B: Pulse increase of at least 20 beats per minute
C: Decreased capillary refill time
D: Systolic blood pressure decrease of at least 20 mm Hg

10:  You are dispatched to a construction site for a patient with an open laceration. Your patient assessment reveals the patient has a 6-inch laceration to his left medial thigh. The wound is spurting bright red blood. His skin is pale and diaphoretic. The patient has a decreased level of consciousness, rapid labored breathing, and a thready radial pulse at a rate of 140 bpm. The patient's initial blood pressure reading is 90/62 mm Hg. What stage of shock is this patient in?
A: Compensated shock
B: Non-progressive shock
C: Decompensated shock
D: Irreversible shock

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