Chapter 23 - Chapter 23 Head Facial Neck Trauma Severe head...

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Chapter 23: Severe head injury is the most frequent cause of trauma death. The temporal bone is one of the thinnest and most frequently fractured cranial bones. Mechanism of Injury Penetrating trauma - injury caused by an object breaking the skin and entering the body. Blunt trauma - injury caused by the collision of an object w/the body in which the object does not enter the body. Types of Skull FX Linear non-displaced Open Depressed Impaled object Basilar Skull fracture. Retroauricular Ecchymosis ( Battle Signs) - black and blue discoloration over the mastoid process. Bilateral Periorbital Ecchymosis ( Raccoon eyes) - black and blue discoloration around the orbits Brain Injury - (as defined by the National Head Injury Foundation) “a traumatic insult to the brain capable of producing physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and vocational changes.” Direct Injury - is caused by the forces of trauma and can be associated w/a
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course PARAMEDIC 101 taught by Professor Bator during the Spring '11 term at Columbus State Community College.

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Chapter 23 - Chapter 23 Head Facial Neck Trauma Severe head...

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