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Exam Name___________________________________ MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1) When palpating the spine of a patient during your assessment, you are feeling the: A) vertebral pedicles. B) spinous processes. C) transverse vertebral processes. D) vertebral bodies. 1) 2) Which of the following is NOT included in the prehospital neurological examination of the patient with a potential spinal cord injury? A) Plantar flexion B) Wrist extension C) Finger abduction/adduction D) Hip flexion 2) 3) A patient who had a spinal cord T - 4 injury 2 years ago calls 911 for a pounding headache, blurred vision, and flushing. On arrival, vital signs include a blood pressure of 240/120 and pulse of 58. What is this condition called? A) Malignant hypertension B) Brown - Sequard ʹ s Syndrome C) Spinal shock D) Autonomic Hyperreflexia Syndrome 3) 4) Which of the following is the proper sequence for securing the patient ʹ s body and head to a long backboard? A) Secure the body first, then the head. B) Secure the head first, then the body. C) Secure the head and body simultaneously with the rescuer at the head giving a 4 - count. D) It depends on the situation, so there is no general guideline for this procedure. 4) 5) Which of the following groups is at highest risk for spinal - cord injuries? A) Males, ages 16 - 30 B) Females, ages 16 - 30 C) Males, ages 30 - 45 D) Males, ages 8 - 16 5) 6) Recent research has provided evidence of which of the following regarding spinal - injury assessment? A) Only trauma patients with signs and symptoms of neurological deficit need to receive spinal immobilization. B) All trauma patients should be assumed to have spinal injuries. C) Paramedics cannot reliably identify patients who are likely to have spinal injuries. D) There are reliable criteria for determining the likelihood of spinal injury. 6) 7) Which of the following best describes the purpose of the vest - type, short spinal immobilization device? A) It enables the seated patient ʹ s hips and torso to be rotated as a unit for positioning onto a long backboard. B) It enables a patient in need of extrication to be lifted vertically out of the vehicle once the roof is rolled back. C) It provides hand - holds for rescuers to pull the patient onto a long backboard. D) It is used for patients with potential spinal injuries who prefer to be transported in a sitting position. 7) 1
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8) Which percentage of spinal - cord injuries occur after the initial incidents because the patients are improperly handled by bystanders or EMS personnel? A) 25 B) 5 C) 10 D) 50 8) 9) Which of the following spinal cord injuries is LEAST likely to result in residual neurological deficit?
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2011 for the course PARAMEDIC 100 taught by Professor Warafal during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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