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1:  Additional non-EMS resources that should be called in to assist with certain situations include specially trained rescuers to handle chemical spills and entrapment rescues, fire services and:
A: paramedic units for ECG assessment and treatment.
B: paramedic units for emergency drug administration.
C: law enforcement for assistance with crowd control.
D: law enforcement to help determine the substance taken.

2:  Of the four routes of introduction of poisons into the body, the most worrisome for the EMT-Intermediate is:
A: injection.
B: inhalation.
C: ingestion.
D: absorption.

3:  The number to contact the National Poison Control Center is:
A: 1-800-POI-SONS.
B: 1-800- BAD-DRUG.
C: 1-800-764-7667.
D: 1-800-222-1222.

4:  The only time you should NOT irrigate the area of poison contact with water is with:
A: phosphorus or elemental sodium.
B: soap or household cleansers.
C: gasoline or petroleum products.
D: insecticides or fertilizers.

5:  You are assessing a 3-year-old boy whose mother found he had eaten several pills from her purse. She was able to pull two pills from the child's mouth prior to your arrival and is unsure if he was able to swallow any others. In addition to maintaining his ABCs and establishing an IV, you should expect an order from Medical Control for:
A: 30 to 50 mL of Ipecac with 1-2 glasses of water.
B: 12.5 to 25 grams of a charcoal suspension.
C: 1-2 glasses of milk.
D: 2 Tbl of Milk-of-Magnesia.

6:  You are treating a 22-year-old woman found in the restroom of a local nightclub. Your exam reveals she is unconscious and in severe respiratory depression. Her friends state she has been experimenting lately with several different drugs. Based on this information, you should suspect her current condition is most likely caused by ingestion of a(n):
A: aspirin.
B: amphetamine.
C: tricyclic antidepressant.
D: opioid.

7:  A 29-year-old man was among several patients pulled from a burning building by fire fighters. The fire captain says it looks like the cause of the fire was a space heater. There are no indications of thermal burns, but the patients remain hard to keep awake. You note the pulse oximeter reads 98%. You should:
A: administer oxygen by nasal cannula.
B: apply high concentration oxygen.
C: use ammonia inhalants to keep him awake.
D: transport to the nearest burn center.

8:  Chemicals used to produce nerve gas weapons are most likely to include:
A: sympathetic agents.
B: cholinergic agents.
C: ptomaine poisons.
D: tricyclic chemicals.

9:  You and your partner have been dispatched to a local school where two students have suddenly become ill. By the time you arrive, dispatch reports that as many as thirty students are now complaining of nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. It is the last hour of classes and all of the affected students ate chicken potpies at lunch. In treating these students it is important to recall that:
A: the Salmonella bacterium is common in undercooked foods.
B: school age children are subject to mass hysteria.
C: ptomaine chemicals cause most of today's food poisonings.
D: food poisoning requires 4-6 days to develop.

10:  Confusion about drug regimen, forgetting or repetitiously taking a medication, taking leftover or non-discarded drugs by mistake, and intention overdose are considerations the EMT-Intermediate must take when dealing with a poisoning emergency in the:
A: suicidal patient.
B: pediatric patient.
C: geriatric patient.
D: psychiatric patient.

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