OPO/DOC Wilderness First Aid Recertification
For each question choose the most correct answer.

Test created 04/2019 by David Vonderheide '21
Your Name: *
Your answer
Which of the following is not a life threat you need to immediately address in your Primary Assessment? *
1 point
An unconscious hiker does not respond when you call their name, but moans when you pinch the back of their hand. You should categorize their responsiveness as: *
1 point
While bouldering, a climber takes a fall and is now complaining of pain in her left leg, but there is no obvious deformity. (Questions 3-5)
You should record her primary complaint in which portion of your SOAP note? *
1 point
All of the following are reasons not to clear her spine except: *
1 point
You clear her spine and perform a secondary assessment to discover point tenderness in her leg. She has full CSMs in both feet. You should diagnose this as ____ and do ____: *
1 point
You might expect hypothermia in a winter hiker exhibiting any of the following except: *
1 point
Identify how to handle the following soft tissue injuries (Questions 7-9):
A 16 year-old female canoeist has a two-inch laceration (jagged cut) on her cheek from where she scraped a rock on the second day of a week long canoe trip. There is a take-out point a quarter of a mile up river with road access. *
1 point
A camper spills boiling water on himself while cooking dinner. He has blistering burns across both his thighs. *
1 point
On the second day of a week long hut-to-hut cross-country ski trip, a skier falls and gets an abrasion at the heels of their palms which is contaminated with pine-needles and dirt from a bare patch in the snow. *
1 point
What is the best answer regarding impaled objects? *
1 point
Which is incorrect regarding frostbite? *
1 point
You come across a 19 year-old female ice climber who is lying on the snow. Her partner reports that she was struck in the helmet by icefall. The climber is conscious and oriented but says she does not remember the events of the accident. She is bleeding from her temple. You have established that the scene is safe and directed her partner to stabilize her spine. (Questions 12-14)
Which of the following should you do next? *
1 point
Later in your assessment, the climber reports an allergy to shellfish, no regular medications, no pertinent medical history, and that she had a cup of black coffee for breakfast and plenty of water throughout the day. Her heart rate and respiratory rate are normal. She becomes increasingly distant throughout the conversation and her sentences keep trailing off. Which of the following is the least likely reason for this? *
1 point
Her partner remembers the climber takes insulin and might have diabetes. You have a Cliff bar in your pocket. How should you proceed? *
1 point
On a hot day hiking in the desert, a hiker becomes anxious and complains of cramps. Which of the following does not indicate a life-threatening emergency? *
1 point
A headache requires evacuation for all of the following reasons except: *
1 point
You and your CPR-certified surfing partner come across an unresponsive, pulseless child on a beach. EMS has been notified. You should: *
1 point
On a climbing trip a participant sprains their ankle while walking to a crag. All of the following are correct treatments except: *
1 point
Signs of infection include all of the following except: *
1 point
How would you open the airway of an unresponsive patient if you suspected a spinal injury? *
1 point
What is most important when splinting a fracture? *
1 point
You are sharing a campsite with a 52 year old thru-hiker who begins to choke on his dinner. He can’t speak, but is frantically gesturing toward his neck. (Questions 22-23)
You should: *
1 point
You fail to remove the obstruction and now the thru-hiker collapses. You should: *
1 point
A sudden storm appears at a local pond and a swimmer running for cover is struck by lightning. (Questions 24-26)
Which is the LEAST likely injury? *
1 point
What is your first priority? *
1 point
The swimmer is unresponsive and breathing fast and shallow at 42 breaths per minute and their lips have a blue tint. They have a thready but present pulse. You should: *
1 point
Which of the following is false about tourniquets? *
1 point
All of the following are signs of a stroke except: *
1 point
Which of the following patients do not need evacuation? *
1 point
A 13-year-old camper believes he has accidently ingested walnuts, to which he is severely allergic. You should direct him to administer his Epi-Pen for all the following symptoms except: *
1 point
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