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1

When evaluating the _________, you will consider the energy forces that have acted upon the body.

mechanism of injury

2

The EMT uses Newton's Laws in understanding energy transmission. Which law states that, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction?

newton's third law

3

During a frontal impact collision, there are three collisions that take place. What is the second collision?

passenger versus interior car

4

Which body structure is most likely injured during a passenger unrestrained rear-end collision?

cervical spine

5

The _________ collision is one of the most deadly collisions associated with motor vehicle crashes.

lateral

6

During a rollover, which of the following can cause life-threatening injuries to a passenger?
- ejection or partial ejection
- the car striking several objects during the rollover
- unrestrained objects inside the car
- all of the above

- all of the above

7

In dealing with a car versus pedestrian collision, put in correct order the steps in evaluating the mechanism of injury: 1. Was the victim pulled under the vehicle or thrown clear? 2. Speed of the vehicle 3. Apparent injuries 4. Damage to the vehicle

2, 1, 4, 3

8

What should you suspect from a patient that has just fallen from a significant height?

internal injuries

9

The EMT should expose the patient who has penetrating trauma to look for:

both an entrance and exit wound

10

Trauma patients usually have more than one body area injured. These patients are described as a:

multisystem trauma patient

11

Which of the following would not be considered a significant mechanism of injury?

entrapment

12

When treating the victim of a bicycle accident, you should suspect head and spine injuries if:

the patient's helmet is damaged

13

When assessing the mechanism of injury in a fall, which of the following should be taken into account?
- height of the fall
- surface the patient landed on
- part of the body that hit first
- all of the above

- all of the above