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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:  Hypothermia first occurs when the body reaches which core temperature?
A: 96 degrees Fahrenheit
B: 94 degrees Fahrenheit
C: 92 degrees Fahrenheit
D: 90 degrees Fahrenheit

2:  You are assessing a patient who is supine in the middle of the roadway on a cold winter day. The patient is most likely to become hypothermic from which of the following methods of cold exposure?
A: Conduction
B: Convection
C: Respiration
D: Radiation

3:  A patient with frostbite to the hands may have all of the following signs and symptoms EXCEPT:
A: gangrene.
B: skin that is hard and waxy to the touch.
C: blisters and swelling.
D: cold skin with unaffected deeper tissues.

4:  When treating a hypothermic patient it is best for the EMT-I to first:
A: remove the patient's dry clothing.
B: cover the patient with blankets.
C: prevent convection heat loss.
D: place the patient in a warm water bath.

5:  You are dispatched to a homeless patient that was found unresponsive and laying outside on a cold winter day. You assess the patient's pulse for one minute and verify that he does not have a pulse and does not seem to be breathing. The EMT-I should:
A: begin CPR with immediate transport.
B: pronounce the patient dead.
C: begin passive external rewarming.
D: begin active external rewarming.

6:  Which of the following cardiac rhythms is most often seen in hypothermic patients?
A: Torsade de pointes
B: Atrial fibrillation
C: Ventricular fibrillation
D: First degree heart block

7:  Illness from heat exposure can cause all of the following problems EXCEPT:
A: heat cramps.
B: thermogenesis.
C: heat exhaustion.
D: heatstroke.

8:  Which of the following is the most serious form of heat exposure?
A: Heat exhaustion
B: Dehydration
C: Heatstroke
D: Heat cramps

9:  A patient who has a seizure after being struck by lightning would be classified as having what type of lightning injury?
A: Mild
B: Moderate
C: Severe
D: None of the above

10:  Inhaling very small amounts of water can cause:
A: laryngospasm.
B: breath-holding syncope.
C: drowning.
D: near-drowning.

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