EMT Jeopardy

  EMT Jeopardy Instructor Guide Level of Instruction: Time Required: One to Two Hours Materials:• Chalk Board or White Board • Questions as Provided • Game Board (create on chalk/white board) • Individual to keep score and watch for...


   1. Answer: The air sacs in the lungs where gas exchange with the bloodstream takes place.

Question: What are the alveoli?

   2. Answer: Also called the windpipe, it carries air to and from the lungs.

Question: What is the trachea?

   3. Answer: The phase of breathing when the intercostal muscles and diaphragm contract.

Question: What is inspiration?

What is inhalation? ALSO ACCEPTABLE

   4. Answer: The passive phase of breathing.

Question: What is expiration?

What is exhalation? ALSO ACCEPTABLE

   5. Answer: The sound usually caused by the tongue obstructing the pharynx.

Question: What is snoring?

  H. TOPIC: RESPIRATORY SYSTEM – PART II

   1. Answer: 500 cc of air.

Question: What is the average breath of an adult?

   2. Answer: Blood moving from the right ventricle to the left atrium.

Question: What is pulmonary circulation?

   3. Answer: Coarse popping or snoring noises.

Question: What is rhonchi?

   4. Answer: Also called dying respirations, they are sporadic, irregular breaths usually seen just before respiratory arrest.

Question: What are agonal respirations?

   5. Answer: The sound produced when there are spasms of the larynx.

Question: What is crowing?

   6. EXTRA

Answer: The sound produced when there is edema or spasms of the lower airway.

Question: What is wheezing?

  I. TOPIC: OXYGEN AND AIRWAY ADJUNCTS

   1. Answer: The proper head position when using an oropharyngeal airway.

Question: What is hyperextended?

   2. Answer: The mask that delivers close to 100% oxygen.

Question: What is the non-rebreather?

   3. Answer: May be used when an oropharyngeal airway causes a gag reflex.

Question: What is a nasopharyngeal airway?

   4. Answer: The oxygen delivery device of choice for a priority 3 COPD patient on home oxygen.

Question: What is a nasal canula?

   5. Answer: The treatment for a COPD patient in mild respiratory distress.

Question: What is give 24% oxygen?

   6. EXTRA

Answer: The patient medication that EMT's can assist with during a severe asthma attack.

Question: What is albuterol inhaler?

   7. EXTRA

Answer: The patient medication that will assist with breathing during anaphylactic shock.

Question: What is epinephrine?

  J. TOPIC: SCENE SIZE UP

   1. Answer: What BSI stands for.

Question: What is body substance isolation?

   2. Answer: Falls from ladders, bent steering wheels, a knife laying next to a patient.

Question: What are mechanisms of injury?

   3. Answer: The BLS crew needs ALS support or there are more patients than providers.

Question: Why/when do you call for additional resources?

   4. Answer: What the crew should be looking for while en route and arriving at a scene.

Question: What is scene safety?

   5. Answer: A danger zone.

Question: What do you establish around a vehicle accident?

  K. TOPIC: TRAUMA

   1. Answer: Bright red, spurting blood.

Question: What is arterial bleeding?

   2. Answer: Do not replace organ(s), apply an occlusive dressing and bulky trauma dressings.

Question: How do you treat an evisceration?

   3. Answer: Only to be used as a last resort – considered as life or limb option.

Question: When do you use a tourniquet?

   4. Answer: Used to treat a suspected femur fracture.

Question: What is a hare traction splint?

   5. Answer: To immobilize the joint above and below.

Question: What is the purpose of splinting?

  L. TOPIC: SHOCK

   1. Answer: Cold, clammy skin, diaphoresis, altered mental status, nausea and vomiting.

Question: What are the signs and symptoms of shock?

   2. Answer: The last vital sign to change in response to shock.

Question: What is blood pressure?

   3. Answer: Shock caused by an allergic reaction.

Question: What is anaphylactic shock?

   4. Answer: The type of shock caused by loss of blood volume.

Question: What is hemorrhagic shock?

   5. Answer: Used when the blood pressure is less than 90 mm mercury and the patient has signs and symptoms of shock.