Paramedic Exam 1 Study Center > Interactive Exam Prep > Paramedic Interactive Exam Prep > Paramedic Exam 1 Step 1 of 5 20% A 66 year old female complains of severe weakness and nausea after returning home from her dialysis appointment. Her family states she vomited once prior to your arrival. Her vital signs are P 84, R 20, BP 98/60. You should next* assess a blood glucose level. administer an antiemetic. administer a fluid bolus. obtain a 12-lead ECG. A 77 year old male complains of an acute onset of difficulty breathing and chest pain. You find him in severe respiratory distress and note that he is coughing up blood. He has absent lung sounds on the right side. The patient has a history of COPD and denies trauma. You should suspect* a pulmonary embolism. a spontaneous pneumothorax. a pulmonary contusion. pneumonia. A 40 year old female complained of a severe headache since waking this morning. After approximately one hour she began to experience altered mental status, had a seizure and lost consciousness. You find her unconscious, posturing, and with the following vital signs: P 60, R 30, BP, 180/100. You should first* raise the head of the stretcher to 60 degrees. hyperventilate the patient. administer nitroglycerin. administer midazolam. An 18 year old male has a tension pneumothorax as a result of a gunshot wound. Following needle decompression, the patient becomes apneic and you lose his pulse. You should next* insert a second decompression needle. begin positive pressure ventilations. initiate chest compressions. apply suction to the decompression needle. A 35 year old male has burned the anterior aspect of his chest and abdomen and his entire left arm. According to the rule of nines, his total body surface area burned would be* 27%. 18%. 22.5%. 45%.