NRS 450 – Spinal Cord Injuries Practice Test Questions with ANSWERS 1.In planning community education for prevention of spinal cord injuries, the nurse should plan events where which population is mostly represented?a.Adolescent and young adult males b.Elementary age children c.Middle aged women d.Older adults still driving Young adult males have the greatest risk of spinal cord injuries because they tend to be more risk takers than other populations. 2.A patient is admitted to critical care unit after falling from his roof while cleaning the gutters. What findings during the assessment identify the presence of spinal shock?Spinal shock is manifested by sensory loss and flaccid paralysis that is usually temporary and occurs up to 2weeks after the accident. Bradycardia and hypotension occurs with neurogenic shock. Hypertensive crisis occurs with autonomic hyperreflexia. Spasms occurs as spinal shock resolves.