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

mechanism of injury


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


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

passenger versus interior car


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

cervical spine


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



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


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


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

internal injuries


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

both an entrance and exit wound


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

multisystem trauma patient


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



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

the patient's helmet is damaged


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