BOOK4-CH5softtissueinjury - Volume 4 Chapter 5 Soft tissue...

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1. Which of the following statements about crush injuries is true? a. Crush injuries are easily identifiable because they invariably result in deformity. b. A spongy sensation on palpation of the injured area indicates crush injury. c. The actual source of bleeding in crush injuries may be hard to identify d. Only closed injuries can be classified as crush injuries. 2. The most common type of trauma is: a. Neurologic b. Cardiovascular c. Musculoskeletal d. Soft tissue 3. You are called to a commercial creamery where an employee got his arm trapped in the ice cream mixing machinery. You note that the skin has been pulled off his hand and arm from the midforearm down. The pts muscles, tendons, and bones are exposed. This type of injury is a(n): a. Amputation b. Skinning injury c. Crush injury d. Degloving injury 4. Your pt is a 15 year old soccer player who was kicked in the calf by another player. She has a contusion on her calf, but the amount of pain she is experiencing seems out of proportion to the apparent injury. You note that, although you can palpate a pedal pulse, there is swelling in the foot and ankle, and the skin is cool to the touch. You should suspect which of the following at this time? a. A fasciotomy b. Crush syndrome c. Compartment syndrome d. Volkmann’s ischemic contracture 5. For most open, soft tissue wounds managed by the paramedic in the prehospital setting, which of the following are desirable characteristics of the dressing and bandaging materials? 1.
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2010 for the course PAR 100 taught by Professor Alan during the Spring '10 term at Miramar College.

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BOOK4-CH5softtissueinjury - Volume 4 Chapter 5 Soft tissue...

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