Flashcards in Emergency Procedures Deck (18):
What are components of an Emergency Assessment?
Open airway & check breathing
An injury behind the head that produces a large black & blue spot. Indicates a possible skull fx (mastoid process)
When an injury produces black & blue spots around the eyes it's known as what?
What are the steps of treating a lightning injury?
Move out of danger
Monitor for respiratory & cardiac arrest
Look for both entrance & exit wounds
Prolonged resuscitation may be required
What position should you place a person that is suffering from cardiogenic shock?
Upright or semi-recumbent
What position should you place a person that is suffering from neurogenic shock?
What position should you place a person that is suffering from anaphylactic shock?
What position should you place a person that is suffering from a lower extremity or pelvic injury?
M/C heart rhythm in cardiac arrest
What are the types of burns?
1st: Redness; epidermis
2nd: Blisters; epidermis & dermis but not the base of the dermis
3rd: Charring of the skin
Emetics are never given for what type of poisoning?
What is the M/C emetic?
What is the mildest emetic?
What is the safest substance to tx alkaline or acid poisoning?
What is the universal antidote?
Activated charcoal (Adsorbent)
What substances is activated charcoal not used for?
- Iodine, boric acid, & alkalies
- Lithium (metallic compounds)
- Sulphur, DDT
Elevated temp., cool & wet skin is what type of heat injury?