Ch12 - Chapter 12 Injuries to the Extremities OBJECTIVE 1:...

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Chapter 12 Injuries to the Extremities OBJECTIVE 1: DESCRIBE HOW TO CARE FOR INJURIES TO THE SHOULDER, UPPER ARM AND ELBOW. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 1. An effective method for immobilizing an injured shoulder is to— a. Use the other shoulder as an anatomic splint. b. Use a rigid splint. c. Use a cravat and a splint. d. Hold the arm against the chest. Class: Synthesize, Difficulty: Average 2. You are playing soccer when a player on the other team falls. He tries to break the fall with an outstretched arm. When he gets up, the player is holding his left arm close to his body and is complaining of shoulder pain. How would you initially respond to this suspected shoulder injury? a. Have the victim pick up his arm so that you can add padding underneath it before you splint the shoulder. b. Have the victim move his shoulder so that he can tell you exactly where it hurts. c. Splint the upper arm to prevent shoulder movement. d. Allow the victim to continue holding his arm in the most comfortable position. Class: Apply, Difficulty: Hard 3. Why should you call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number for elbow injuries? All the nerves and blood vessels that supply the forearm and hand go through the elbow. Therefore, treat elbow injuries seriously. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Easy 4. The best way to immobilize an upper arm injury is by— a. Using a traction splint. b. Binding it to the other arm. c. Immobilizing the elbow with a splint. d. Using a sling and binding it to the chest.
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OBJECTIVE 2: DESCRIBE HOW TO CARE FOR INJURIES TO THE FOREARM, WRIST AND HAND. Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Hard 5. True or false: The care for wrist injuries is the same as the care for forearm injuries. True Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Average 6. You suspect a forearm injury. Which two joints should you immobilize with a splint? a. Wrist and fingers b. Elbow and shoulder c. Shoulder and wrist d. Elbow and wrist Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 7. Which is the proper order for applying a rigid splint to an injured wrist after you have controlled any bleeding? a.
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2008 for the course HLTH 2120 taught by Professor Bryant during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Southern University .

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Ch12 - Chapter 12 Injuries to the Extremities OBJECTIVE 1:...

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