Ch13 - Chapter 13 Injuries to the Head, Neck and Back...

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Chapter 13 Injuries to the Head, Neck and Back OBJECTIVE 1: IDENTIFY THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF HEAD, NECK AND BACK INJURIES. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 1. List two of the most common causes of head, neck and back injuries. Motor vehicle collisions Sports or recreational activities Violent acts, such as assaults Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 2. Approximately half of all head, neck and back injuries occur as a result of— a. Motor vehicle collisions. b. Falls. c. Assaults. d. Diving mishaps. OBJECTIVE 2: LIST NINE SITUATIONS THAT MIGHT INDICATE SERIOUS HEAD, NECK AND BACK INJURIES. Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Average 3. True or false: Citizen responders are generally able to determine the exact extent of damage in head, neck and back injuries so that they can tell EMS personnel about the injury. False Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Average 4. Which of the following may indicate a serious head, neck or back injury? a. A gunshot wound to the thigh b. A severe blunt force to the extremities c. A laceration to the face d. A person involved in a diving accident OBJECTIVE 3: LIST THE SIGNALS OF HEAD, NECK AND BACK INJURIES.
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Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Average 5. The first and most important signal of a serious head injury is— a. The inability to breathe. b. A severe headache. c. Epileptic seizures. d. An altered level of consciousness. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 6. Neck injuries may result in— a. Seizure disorder. b. Bleeding from the eyes. c. Bleeding from the skull. d. Severe pain and headaches. Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Average 7. You can consider the possibility of a serious head, neck or back injury by— a. A victim having a facial injury and broken teeth. b. The victim complaining of a pain in the legs. c. Bystanders telling you a victim may have hit his or her head. d. Checking the scene and thinking about the forces involved in the injury. Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Average 8. True or false: Blood or other fluid draining from the mouth is an indication of a serious head, neck or back injury. False Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 9. Which of the following is a signal of a serious head, neck or back injury? a. Elevated body temperature. b. Loss of balance. c. Impaired hearing. d. An irregular heartbeat. OBJECTIVE 4: DESCRIBE HOW TO EFFECTIVELY MINIMIZE MOVEMENT OF
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THE VICTIM’S HEAD, NECK AND BACK. Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Easy 10. Why is it important to minimize the movement of a victim’s head, neck and back if you suspect an injury to that area? Excessive movement can irreversibly damage the spinal cord. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 11. A technique used to minimize movement of the head and neck is called— a. The chin-lift. b.
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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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Ch13 - Chapter 13 Injuries to the Head, Neck and Back...

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