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EMT Exam For Dummies with Online Practice



EMT Exam For Dummies with Online Practice

Arthur Hsieh

ISBN: 978-1-118-81402-4 July 2014 288 Pages

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Test-taking strategies and steps to succeed as an EMT

No two EMT exam experiences are exactly alike, as questions are tailored to the test-taker and range in topics from handling medical emergencies and patient assessment, to medical ethics, ambulance operations, and pediatrics. EMT Exam For Dummies takes the intimidation out of the test, offering everything you need to prepare for—and pass—the exam. Along with the book, there is also an online companion website that features two additional practice tests, and over 200 flashcards to ensure that you do your best on test day.

Career opportunities are abundant for certified EMTs, and this straightforward guide increases your chances of scoring higher on the computer-adaptive and practical portions of the exam so you can get out in the field and dispense lifesaving medical care. In the book, you'll find an overview of the EMT Exam, including test organization and how the exam is scored, content review with practice questions, a sneak peek at the practical exam, and one full-length practice test with detailed answer explanations.

  • Includes sample test questions and detailed answers throughout, as well as a sneak peek into the practical test
  • Gives you two bonus practice exams via the companion online test bank, with tests available in timed and untimed formats, and more than 200 flashcards that cover all the test topics
  • Offers clear test-taking advice for passing the crucial, practical part of the exam
  • Covers the psychomotor component of the EMT Exam

EMT Exam For Dummies has everything you need to succeed as an EMT and continue your training, and with an easy-to-read style and focus on the most important details, you'll be ready to pass the exam in no time!

Introduction 1

Part I: Making Sense of the EMT Exam 5

Chapter 1: Becoming an Emergency Medical Technician 7

Chapter 2: Taking an EMT Course and Registering for the EMT Exam 13

Chapter 3: Getting to Know the EMT Exam 19

Part II: Test-Taking Tips and Strategies 25

Chapter 4: The Anatomy of the Multiple-Choice Question 27

Chapter 5: Checking Out Computer Adaptive Testing 33

Chapter 6: Preparing for the Exam 37

Chapter 7: Doing Your Best During the Exam 43

Part III: Assessing What You Know and Reviewing Essential Information 47

Chapter 8: Taking a Preassessment with Answers and Explanations 49

Chapter 9: The Air way, Respiration, and Ventilation 69

Chapter 10: Cardiology and Resuscitation Essentials 85

Chapter 11: Medical and Obstetrics/Gynecology Fundamentals 103

Chapter 12: Trauma Basics 139

Chapter 13: The Scoop on Pediatrics 159

Chapter 14: EMS Operations 177

Part IV: Putting Your Knowledge into Practice 197

Chapter 15: Practice Exam 1 199

Chapter 16: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 217

Chapter 17: Practice Exam 2 229

Chapter 18: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 247

Part V: The Part of Tens 259

Chapter 19: Ten Assessment Tips for EMTs 261

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Per forming EMT Procedures 265

Index 269 Activate the online test!