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EMS Trauma Pt Assess

EMS Trauma Patient Assessment - Ch.10 - Emergency Care 10th ed.

Significant mechanisms of injury Vehicle ejection, Death in same passenger compartment, Falls: > 15ft or 3x pt's ht, vehicle rollover, High-speed vehicle collision, Vehicle-pedestrian collision, Motorcycle crash, Unresponsive/altered mental status, head, chest, or abd penetrations
(Additional) Significant mechanisms of injury for a child Falls from more than 10 ft, Bicycle collision, Vehicle in medium speed collision
Crepitation the grating sound or feeling of broken bones rubbing together
JVD can result from (2): 1.Pneumothorax 2.Cardiac Tamponade (compression of the heart due to fluid accumulation within the pericardium)
Paradoxical motion movement of a part of the chest in the opposite direction to the rest of the chest during respiration; "flail chest"
subcutaneous emphysema Condition detected when palpating the rib cage for deformities. Condition can be indicated if you hear a crackling or crunching sensation under the skin (which is from air that has escaped from its normal passageways)
A patient who has breath sounds that are absent or very hard to hear on one side may have ______________ a collapsed lung or other serious respiratory injury
Battle's sign a bruise behind the ear of a patient; an important sign of skull injury to tell hospital staff about
Golden hour time of injury to time patient arrives at hospital
For trauma patients, it is ideal to spend _____ on scene ≤ 10 min
Created by: CSullivan1984
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