Public Safety Training Facility

Monroe Community College
Rochester, New York

Paramedic CME Quiz

Answer the following questions:

1.)   What are the risk factors for silent AMI?

	a) fat, fertile & forty   b) HTN & smoking   
	c) obesity & hypercholesterolemia   d) young with poor diet
	e) diabetic & elderly

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2.)	With regard to vagal maneuvers, which of the following is true?

	a) transiently slows sinus tach    b) will stop sinus tach
	c) will slow V-tach   d) can be used to counteract atropine
	e) is contraindicated due to risk of CVA

 <-- Insert your choice

3.)	When cardioverting a patient in SVT, which of the following is correct?

	a) start at 200 watt-seconds      b) turn lead select to paddles
	c) turn off the systole volume switch on LP-5  
	d) pre-bolus with lidocaine     e) increase power in dig toxicity

 <-- Insert your choice

4.)	Using an external pacemaker, what is the usual current range necessary to capture the myocardium?

	a) 50-100 milliamps     b) 10-20 milliamps    c) 10-40 milliamps
	d) 100-150 milliamps    e) 150-300 milliamps

 <-- Insert your choice

5.)   The most common cause of EKG pauses is:

	a) sinus exit block   b) non-conducted PACs  c) sinus node arrest
	d) postmature beats   e) escape beats

 <-- Insert your choice

6.)   Fever, fatigue, Roth spots (white spots on the retina usually surrounded by areas of hemmorhage), and splinter hemorrhages are signs/symptoms of:

	a) heroin use      b) pericarditis     c) endocarditis
	d) rheumatic valvular disease    e) pericardial effusion

 <-- Insert your choice

7.)   The term 'afterload' is best described as:

	a) systemic vascular resistance        b) venous capitance
	c) right ventricular filling pressure  d) central venous pressure
	e) left ventricular filling pressure

 <-- Insert your choice

8.)   In vascular smooth muscle, the mechanism that helps to propel blood distally is:

	a) Starling's law  b) Levine's phenomenon  c) Cushing's syndrome
	d) Boyle's law       e) Laplace's law of hydraulics  

 <-- Insert your choice

9.)   At any given time, the majority of the body's blood supply is located in:

	a) venules  b) capillaries   c) veins  d) arteries  e) arterioles

 <-- Insert your choice

10.)   The neurotransmitter most likely to be responsible for systemic vascular resistance is:

	a) epinephrine        b) serotonin      c) acetylcholine  
	d) norepinephrine     e) dopamine 

 <-- Insert your choice

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