FA info icon.svg Angle down icon.svg Medical knowledge page data
Parent Scene Assessment Upon Arrival (PENMAN)

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of PENMAN. Read each question fully and make sure you understand what the question is asking before you answer. Some questions are select all that apply, these will be marked by square check boxes. After answering all questions to the best of your ability, click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page. Your score will be shown at the bottom of the page after submission. You may reset this quiz as many times as you would like.

1 The "P" in PENMAN also includes things like bullet-proof vests, full body isolation suits, and respirators.


2 Which of the following would be a consideration of scene safety?

A barking dog
A messy house with magazines on the floor
The patient walking out to the ambulance
Shouting from inside the patient's house
Poor lighting conditions

3 Questions 3-5 will relate to the following scenario: You respond to a scene where a mother called 911 after witnessing a seizure in her newborn who has been sick lately. The child is no longer seizing but the mother still wants him assessed at the hospital. After movement to the ambulance, the child begins to seize and his mother begins to hyperventilate. After the seizure has passed, the child's mother is unable to stop her hyperventilation and begins complaining of shortness of breath and chest pain. She then passes out in the jump seat (she is seat-belted in place and does not slide out).

When you arrived on scene, you had


4 Do you still have the same number of patients after the second seizure?


5 Which of the following can be applied to the mother after she passes out?

Need for additional resources
Environmental, biological, or human hazards
Change in number of patients
Need for spinal precautions

6 When should you call for additional resources?

When you want to see your friend, who is working today
When the patient wants a fire man to treat them
At night
When the resources on scene are insufficient to treat the patient

7 What consideration would you need to make if a medication is being nebulized? I would need:

More resources
Additional PPE, such as a FFR
The scene secured prior to arrival
A backboard, C-Collar, and straps

8 Which of the following would constitute an environmental hazard?

Downed power lines
Rough terrain
Poor visibility
Ice or snow
All of the above

9 You are called code 3 for a domestic dispute. Dispatch notifies you that PD has the call but that no units are attached. What should you do?

Stage a safe distance away from the scene
Drive code 2 and wait for PD to get there first
Arrive on scene normally and be watchful of your surroundings
Drive by the scene to "scope it out"

10 You have been exposed to an unknown medication after removing a patch from an unconscious patient's shoulder with your bare hand. What part of PENMAN did you not perform?

Additional Resources
Need for C-Spine

FA info icon.svg Angle down icon.svg Page data
SDG SDG03 Good health and well-being
Authors Catherine Mohr, Josh Hantke
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 1 pages link here
Impact 477 page views
Created July 9, 2021 by Catherine Mohr
Modified March 1, 2023 by Felipe Schenone
Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.