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1

What are components of an Emergency Assessment?

Check responsiveness
Open airway & check breathing
Give breaths
Check pulse

2

An injury behind the head that produces a large black & blue spot. Indicates a possible skull fx (mastoid process)

Battle sign

3

When an injury produces black & blue spots around the eyes it's known as what?

Raccoon Sign

4

What are the steps of treating a lightning injury?

Move out of danger
Activate EMS
Monitor for respiratory & cardiac arrest
Look for both entrance & exit wounds
Prolonged resuscitation may be required

5

What position should you place a person that is suffering from cardiogenic shock?

Upright or semi-recumbent

6

What position should you place a person that is suffering from neurogenic shock?

Supine

7

What position should you place a person that is suffering from anaphylactic shock?

Upright

8

What position should you place a person that is suffering from a lower extremity or pelvic injury?

Supine

9

M/C heart rhythm in cardiac arrest

Ventricular Fibrillation

10

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

11

Emetics are never given for what type of poisoning?

Gasoline poisoning

12

What is the M/C emetic?

Ipecac

13

What is the mildest emetic?

Salt water

14

What is the safest substance to tx alkaline or acid poisoning?

Water

15

What is the universal antidote?

Activated charcoal (Adsorbent)

16

What substances is activated charcoal not used for?

- Alcohol
- Iodine, boric acid, & alkalies
- Lithium (metallic compounds)
- Sulphur, DDT

17

Elevated temp., cool & wet skin is what type of heat injury?

Heat exhaustion

18

Elevated temp., hot & dry skin is what type of heat injury?

Heat stroke