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5 Matching Questions

  1. Compared to the bleeding from an open wound, bleeding from a closed wound:
  2. When a patient's leg is entrapped under a crushing object for a prolonged period of time, toxic metabolic waste products are released into the systemic circulation:
  3. You are dispatched to a residence for a man who cut his hand with a chainsaw. Upon arriving at the scene, your first action should be to:
  4. If your patient has open wound and which there is a risk of air being drawn into the vasculature, you should:
  5. Which of the following statements regarding soft-tissue injuries is MOST correct.
  1. a after the patient's leg is freed from entrapment.
  2. b carefully assess the scene for safety hazards.
  3. c apply an occlusive dressing
  4. d they are often obvious, but are seldom the most life-threatening.
  5. e is limited because the skin is unbroken.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. leakage of fluids into the spaces between the cells.
  2. Cardiac arrest patient with an ice pick impaled in the center of the back.
  3. blood vessels in the dermis dilate, which increase blood flow to the skin and allows heat to dissipate
  4. fever and chills
  5. Compartment syndrome is more likely to occur with closed injuries.

5 True/False Questions

  1. _________ is a fibrous protein that gives the skin high resistance to breakage under mechanical stress.Collagen


  2. The outermost layer of the epidermis:also called the superficial fascia and consist mainly of adipose tissue.


  3. You are the first unit at the scene of a small building collapse. As you exit the ambulance, you can see a man pinned under a large metal beam. You should:covering it LIGHTLY with a sterile dressing.


  4. A crushing or tearing amputation:can result in excessive blood loss due to hemorrhage if the paramedic does not intervene rapidly.


  5. While hiking, a 24 year-old woman was pinned from the waist down under a rock that collapsed on her. Upon your arrival, the patient is conscious and alert, and states that she can't feel her legs. She further tells you that she thinks she's been pinned for about 5 hours. She is breathing adequately and she has stable vital signs. In addition, to administering supplemental oxygen, you should:frequently assess breathing sounds for indications of a pneumothorax.


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