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