Flashcards in Ch 26 Question Deck (29):
Which of the following is NOT part of the central nervous system?
The nervous system us divided into the central nervous system and the:
Peripheral nervous system
The brain is divided into the cerebrum, the cerebellum, and the:
Injury to the head and neck may indicate injury to the:
The________ is composed of three layers of tissue that suspend the brain and spinal cord within the skull and spinal canal.
The skull is divided into the cranium and the:
Peripheral nerves include the:
Which of the following is NOT a function of cerebrospinal fluid?
Provides continuous oxygen to the brain
The autonomic nervous system is composed of the sympathetic nervous system and the:
Parasympathatic nervous system
The most prominent and the most easily palpable spinous process is at the_______ cervical vertebra at the base of the neck.
Emergency medical care of a patient with a possible spinal injury begins with:
The_______ is a tunnel running the length of the spine, which encloses and protects the spinal cord.
Once the head and neck are manually stabilized, you should assess for:
The ideal procedure for moving a patient from the ground to the backboard is the:
Four-person log roll
Exceptions to using a short spinal extrication device include all of the following EXCEPT:
The patient is conscious and complaining of lumbar pain
Neck rigidity, blood cerebrospinal fluid, a headache are associated with what kind of bleeding in the brain?
A_________ is a temporary loss or alteration of a part or all of the brain's abilities to function without actual physical damage to the brain.
Which of the following is NOT a symptom of a concussion?
Intracranial bleeding outside of the dura mater and under the skull is known as a(n):
In supine patients with a head injury, the head should be elevated_______ to help reduce intracranial pressure.
________ is the most reliable sign of a head injury.
Decreased level of consciousness
Hyperventilation should be used with caution in head injury patients and only be attempted when______ is/are available.
Common causes of head injuries include all of the following EXCEPT:
Assessment of mental status is accomplished through the use of the mnemonic:
Which of the following is NOT part of Cushing's triad?
Decreased pulse oximetry
How many EMTs are required to immobilized a standing patient?
A cervical collar should be applied to a patient with a possible spinal injury based on:
The mechanism of injury
Signs and symptoms
Helmets should be removed in all of the following cases EXCEPT:
When there are no impending airway or breathing problems