5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- In contrast to a contusion, a hematoma is:
- 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:
- 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:
- 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:
- The skin is also referred to as the:
- a carefully assess the scene for safety hazards.
- b caused by large vessel damage.
- c start two large-bore IV lines of normal saline, apply a cardiac monitor, and contact medical control before removing the rock from her legs.
- d after the patient's leg is freed from entrapment.
- e integument
5 Multiple choice questions
- elevate her extremity above the level of the heart
- The seriousness of a laceration depends on its depth and the structures that have been damaged.
- 6 to 8 hours.
- is limited because the skin is unbroken.
- aggressively infusing normal saline.
5 True/False questions
Elevation of a bleeding extremity: → helps control the bleeding when used in conduction with direct pressure.
Necrosis of tissue caused by an anaerobic, toxin-producing bacterium is called: → gangrene
A patients taking _______ would MOST likely experience a delay in the healing of a wound. → Corticosteroids
Applying direct pressure to a bleeding wound stops the flow of blood because: → it allows platelets to seal the vascular walls.
When caring for an amputate body part: → can result in excessive blood loss due to hemorrhage if the paramedic does not intervene rapidly.