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September 4, 2019
September 4, 2019
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Could You Be An EMT?
First, let's check your physical qualifications.
How old are you?
45 or older
How is your physical health?
Healthy as a horse (0 Health problems)
Overall good (Minor allergies at worst)
(Moderate allergies, maybe a minor health condition that is under control)
Not the greatest
(Several health conditions, Keeps you from doing many things)
(Extreme health problems, you might die if you do the wrong thing)
Which best describes your eyesight?
means you can't see things far away.
means you can't see things that are too close to you.
means you don't see colors properly (Example: Red items you might mistake as being pink. Purple items you might mistake as being dark blue or maybe even black)
20/20 (Perfect vision)
Near-sighted, but have glasses/contacts
Near-sighted, but don't have glasses/contacts
Far-sighted, but have glasses/contacts
Far-sighted, but don't have glasses/contacts
Both near-sighted and far-sighted, but have glasses/contacts
Both near-sighted and far-sighted, but don't have glasses/contacts
Let's now see how well you could handle being an EMT.
How well can you handle the sight of blood?
It doesn't bother me
I don't like it, but I can deal with it if need be
A little is ok, but if someone is just pure gushing... (Shudder)
Do you have a fear of needles? If so, how bad is it?
I love needles
I don't like them, but i can deal with them.
I'm fine as long as it isn't me getting poked.
I can't even be in the same room as someone getting a shot
Are you kidding? I turn my head when someone on TV gets a shot!
A big thing about working as an EMT is that you have to set your emotions aside in order to help the injured person. (Example: If a child, or even a toddler, is severely injured, you must be able to keep a cool head and not let your emotions overwhelm you to where you would be useless at helping the little one) So, be honest, how easily could you do that?
I could do it with no problem.
It would be hard, but I would be able to in order to help the best I can.
I would be completely overwhelmed by emotion, and in certain situations wouldn't be able to do anything.
I will present you with a list of scenarios within the next few questions. Tell me how well you could handle them, on a scale of 1-10.
NOTE: 1 = Completely unable to handle it. 10 = Would be able to handle it with no problems.
(Btw, both are marked as correct answers, so it won't affect your score)
You are on-call and are awoken in the middle of the night to rush to a highway. A car has rolled over a guard rail, and is wrecked at the bottom of a steep ravine. Upon arriving at the car, you see the driver is an elderly man. He is still alive (Barely) and is covered in abrasions and blood. Shattered glass from the window is everywhere.
(This scenario, and the next one, are actually real scenarios that I helped with during my work as a volunteer EMT)
You are brought to a home to deal with a domestic abuse. The husband has been severely beating the wife. You ask if there is anybody else living in the house. They deny it, but something seems off. Upon further inspection of the home, you find a child (About 8 years old) that is sleeping in the basement. He is filthy, smells horrible, and is dressed in rags. He doesn't look like he's eaten in weeks.
(Tried to find an image, but they were too disturbing and I just couldn't bring myself to subject y'all to that)
You are called to a home where a middle-aged woman of about 56 is having a stroke. She can't speak, and her granddaughter is old enough to have dialed 9-1-1, but not old enough to understand the situation or give very useful information.
You are called to the public swimming pool, where an unconscious (but breathing) preteen girl has just been saved from drowning by the lifeguard. She is breathing in short, shallow pants, and is unresponsive.
Now we will get a little bit harder, and see how well you know different Emergency Medical Procedures.
Which of the following is the most effective way to give CPR to an unconscious teen or adult?
3 chest compressions, mouth to mouth resuscitation, repeating process until responsive.
Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation is the most effective anytime
What is the process of making an incision in the throat and inserting a tube to induce breathing in an unconscious person?
What is the proper way to perform CPR on an infant or toddler (Age 0-3)?
Select all correct answers.
(I tried to find an image, but couldn't find one that didn't give away the answer)
Pinch nose and perform Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation
Chest compressions using fingertips
Same as anybody else
What is the Medically correct term for the electric paddles used to jumpstart a heartbeat when a patient's heart fails?
Automatic Cardiac Shock
External Cardiac Electrical Paddles
Automatic External Defibrillator
Automatic Cardiac Defibrillator
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