A 52-year-old unrestrained female struck the steering wheel with her face when her truck collided with another vehicle. She has obvious swelling to her face and several dislodged teeth. A visual exam of her mouth reveals minimal bleeding. She is conscious and alert with a blood pressure of 130/80 mm Hg, a pulse of 110 beats/min, and respirations of 22 breaths/min with adequate tidal volume. You should:
A. assist ventilations with a BVM device, immobilize her spine, suction her oropharynx for 30 seconds, and transport.
B. apply oxygen via a nonrebreathing mask, suction her airway as needed, disregard the dislodged teeth, and transport.
C. fully immobilize her spine, attempt to locate the dislodged teeth, suction as needed, and transport.
D. fully immobilize her spine, irrigate her empty tooth sockets, attempt to locate the dislodged teeth, and transport.
The five sections of the spinal column, in descending order, are the:
A. thoracic, cervical, lumbar, coccygeal, and sacral.
B. cervical, coccygeal, thoracic, sacral, and lumbar.
C. coccygeal, sacral, lumbar, thoracic, and cervical.
D. cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal.
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