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EMT Mod 6: Chapter 29

flail chest
fractur of 2/+ adjacent ribs in 2/+ places; allows fractured segment to move freely
paradoxical motion
movement of ribs in flail segment against direction of the rest of the chest cavity
sucking chest wound
open chest wound where air is sucked into the chest cavity
air in the chest cavity
tension pneumothorax
air enters chest cavity & is trapped
intestine/internal organ protruding through an abdominal wound