Muscoloskeletal-EMT B

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Muscoloskeletal-EMT B"

Transcription

1 Muscoloskeletal-EMT B Top of Form Question # 1 (Multiple Choice) Your patient has fallen from a horse and has a fractured lower leg. Since the broken bone has torn through the skin, this fracture is called: A) closed B) open C) simple D) spinal Question # 2 (Multiple Choice) An important reason to splint a closed painful, swollen, deformed injury is to: A) cover any external injuries B) prevent it from becoming an open injury C) allow the patient to move the injured extremity without pain D) make transporting the patient easier and more comfortable Question # 3 (Multiple Choice) General rules of splinting include A) attempting to push protruding bones back into place B) splinting of all injuries individually prior to transport C) not using extra padding, as this may decrease the effectiveness of the splint D) checking for pulse, motor function, and sensation before and after splinting Question # 4 (Multiple Choice) If you have applied a splint properly, it will immobilize the A) injury site, only B) adjacent joints and bone ends C) entire extremity D) injury site and one joint below Question # 5 (Multiple Choice) If your patient is a high priority for "load and go" transport, the fastest method of splinting would be securing

2 A) the injured limb to the torso B) the injured limb to an uninjured limb C) the entire body to a spine board D) each site individually to a rigid splint Question # 6 (Multiple Choice) Your first priority in treating a patient with a swollen and deformed extremity is: A) opening and maintaining the airway B) splinting the swollen, deformed extremities C) applying direct pressure to open injuries D) assessing circulation in injured extremities. Question # 7 (Multiple Choice) Your 35-year-old male patient has fallen while rock climbing. During your assessment you find a deformed right lower leg. The distal extremity is pulseless and the skin is cool and cyanotic. Your emergency treatment for this injury should include A) splinting the extremity as it is B) attempting to realign the injured extremity C) applying a traction splint D) moving the patient to your ambulance before splinting Question # 8 (Multiple Choice) Traction splints are specifically designed to splint A) upper arm B) lower arm C) upper leg D) lower leg Question # 9 (Multiple Choice) Use of a traction splint is contraindicated if your patient also A) has a knee injury B) has a back injury C) has a femur fracture D) has no distal pulse in the injured extremity Question # 10 (Multiple Choice) Which of the following splinting devices would NOT be appropriate for the management of a fractured tibia?

3 A) air inflated splint B) two rigid board splints C) traction splint D) single rigid splint Question # 11 (Multiple Choice) Your 64-year-old female patient has slipped on the ice and you suspect a pelvic fracture. This type of injury is very serious, because A) a pelvic injury is very painful B) internal organs, blood vessels, and nerves may be injured C) a pelvic injury is difficult to stabilize D) the patient cannot be log rolled Question # 12 (Multiple Choice) You may consider using the PASG for splinting A) knee B) ankle C) pelvis D) all of the above Question # 13 (Multiple Choice) "Splinting someone to death" means: A) splinting too tightly, compressing blood vessels and nerves B) splinting too loosely, permitting movement and further tissue damage C) splinting without first applying traction or realignment, causing further tissue damage D) spending too much time splinting, neglecting care for lifethreatening conditions, and unnecessarily delaying transport Question # 14 (Multiple Choice) When force is transmitted to the body's internal structures causing internal organs to rupture or bleed internally, or small bone fractures to occur is called a(n): A) crush injury B) concussion C) contusion D) avulsion

4 Question # 15 (Multiple Choice) To properly apply a pressure dressing and bandage to an open wound it is important that you: A) apply a tourniquet to control bleeding B) replace any dressings that become blood-soaked C) apply an antiseptic solution to the wound D) expose the entire wound, cutting away clothing as needed Question # 16 (Multiple Choice) A 32-year-old female patient has amputated her index finger in a table saw accident. You have bandaged her hand. The best way to transport the amputated finger is by: A) placing the finger directly on ice B) wrapping the finger well in an occlusive dressing C) placing the finger directly in sterile saline D) d. wrapping the finger in gauze, placing it in a plastic bag, and keeping it cool Question # 1 (Multiple Choice) Your patient has fallen from a horse and has a fractured lower leg. Since the broken bone has torn through the skin, this fracture is called: Answer: (B) open Question # 2 (Multiple Choice) An important reason to splint a closed painful, swollen, deformed injury is to: Answer: (B) prevent it from becoming an open injury Question # 3 (Multiple Choice) General rules of splinting include Answer: (D) checking for pulse, motor function, and sensation before and after splinting Question # 4 (Multiple Choice) If you have applied a splint properly, it will immobilize the Answer: (B) adjacent joints and bone ends Question # 5 (Multiple Choice) If your patient is a high priority for "load and go" transport, the fastest method of splinting would be securing Answer: (C) the entire body to a spine board Question # 6 (Multiple Choice) Your first priority in treating a patient with a swollen and deformed extremity is: Answer: (A) opening and maintaining the airway Question # 7 (Multiple Choice) Your 35-year-old male patient has fallen while rock climbing. During your assessment you find a deformed right lower leg. The

5 distal extremity is pulseless and the skin is cool and cyanotic. Your emergency treatment for this injury should include Answer: (B) attempting to realign the injured extremity Question # 8 (Multiple Choice) Traction splints are specifically designed to splint Answer: (C) upper leg Question # 9 (Multiple Choice) Use of a traction splint is contraindicated if your patient also Answer: (A) has a knee injury Question # 10 (Multiple Choice) Which of the following splinting devices would NOT be appropriate for the management of a fractured tibia? Answer: (C) traction splint Question # 11 (Multiple Choice) Your 64-year-old female patient has slipped on the ice and you suspect a pelvic fracture. This type of injury is very serious, because Answer: (B) internal organs, blood vessels, and nerves may be injured Question # 12 (Multiple Choice) You may consider using the PASG for splinting Answer: (C) pelvis Question # 13 (Multiple Choice) "Splinting someone to death" means: Answer: (D) spending too much time splinting, neglecting care for life-threatening conditions, and unnecessarily delaying transport Question # 14 (Multiple Choice) When force is transmitted to the body's internal structures causing internal organs to rupture or bleed internally, or small bone fractures to occur is called a(n): Answer: (A) crush injury Question # 15 (Multiple Choice) To properly apply a pressure dressing and bandage to an open wound it is important that you: Answer: (D) expose the entire wound, cutting away clothing as needed Question # 16 (Multiple Choice) A 32-year-old female patient has amputated her index finger in a table saw accident. You have bandaged her hand. The best way to transport the amputated finger is by: Answer: (D) d. wrapping the finger in gauze, placing it in a plastic bag, and keeping it cool

Trauma Basics: Managing Upper Extremity Fractures This Month s Drill was prepared by MFRI Field Instructor Gloria Bizjak INSTRUCTOR GUIDE

Trauma Basics: Managing Upper Extremity Fractures This Month s Drill was prepared by MFRI Field Instructor Gloria Bizjak INSTRUCTOR GUIDE Time Required: Three Hours Trauma Basics: Managing Upper Extremity Fractures This Month s Drill was prepared by MFRI Field Instructor Gloria Bizjak INSTRUCTOR GUIDE Teaching/Learning Materials: Board splints,

More information

RP0807 - PERFORM SPLINTING TECHNIQUES

RP0807 - PERFORM SPLINTING TECHNIQUES RP0807 - PERFORM SPLINTING TECHNIQUES TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE. 1. Without the aid of references, given a casualty and standard combat lifesaver medical equipment set, perform splinting techniques,

More information

Bleeding. Types of External Bleeding. Bleeding. Types of External. Bleeding

Bleeding. Types of External Bleeding. Bleeding. Types of External. Bleeding Types of External The average-size adult has 5 to 6 quarts (10 12 pints) of blood and can safely donate a pint during a blood donation. However, rapid blood loss of 1 quart or more can lead to shock and

More information

Chapter 6. Hemorrhage Control UNDER FIRE KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN

Chapter 6. Hemorrhage Control UNDER FIRE KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN Hemorrhage Control Chapter 6 Hemorrhage Control The hemorrhage that take[s] place when a main artery is divided is usually so rapid and so copious that the wounded man dies before help can reach him. Colonel

More information

Dressing and bandage

Dressing and bandage Dressing and bandage Mihajlo Lojpur, M.D., Ph.D. INTRODUCTION The terms dressing and bandage are often used synonymously. In fact, the term dressing refers more correctly to the primary layer in contact

More information

2. (U4C2L3:F2) If your friend received a deep cut on her wrist, what would you do?

2. (U4C2L3:F2) If your friend received a deep cut on her wrist, what would you do? Cadet Name: Date: 1. (U4C2L3:F1) Your friend receives a deep cut on her wrist while washing dishes. She asks for your help. How confident are you that you could provide appropriate aid? A) My friend is

More information

CHAPTER 6 HEAD INJURY AND UNCONSCIOUSNESS

CHAPTER 6 HEAD INJURY AND UNCONSCIOUSNESS CHAPTER 6 HEAD INJURY AND UNCONSCIOUSNESS BRAIN INJURY Injury to the brain is one of the more serious outcomes that occur due to injury or illness. The first aider plays a major role in limiting damage

More information

CPR/First Aid. Lesson 12 Injuries to Muscles, Bones & Joints

CPR/First Aid. Lesson 12 Injuries to Muscles, Bones & Joints CPR/First Aid Lesson 12 Injuries to Muscles, Bones & Joints 1 Muscles Muscles are soft tissues. Your body has over 600 different muscles. Injuries to the brain, spinal cord or nerves can affect the muscles.

More information

EYE, EAR, NOSE, and THROAT INJURIES

EYE, EAR, NOSE, and THROAT INJURIES T6 EYE, EAR, NOSE, and THROAT INJURIES Management of injuries of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat focuses on airway management and initial stabilization of the injury. Bilateral comparisons can assist

More information

Musculo-skeletal Injuries. Tony Melendez RN BS, MICN, EMS Educator 2013

Musculo-skeletal Injuries. Tony Melendez RN BS, MICN, EMS Educator 2013 Musculo-skeletal Injuries Tony Melendez RN BS, MICN, EMS Educator 2013 Bone Fractures Simple-no disruption of skin Compound-skin disrupted Signs/Symptoms bruising pain and tenderness deformity and shortening

More information

First Aid Multiple Choice Test

First Aid Multiple Choice Test First Aid Multiple Choice Test Answer all 25 questions by circling the correct answer. This is an open-book test. Answers are contained in The Boy Scout Handbook. Patrol Troop 1. When making a 911 call,

More information

FIRST AID TEST. 367 West Robles Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95407 707-206-9988. www.schoolbusing.com. Revised April 21, 2008 - 1 -

FIRST AID TEST. 367 West Robles Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95407 707-206-9988. www.schoolbusing.com. Revised April 21, 2008 - 1 - FIRST AID TEST 367 West Robles Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95407 707-206-9988 www.schoolbusing.com Revised April 21, 2008-1 - West County Transportation Agency This test was developed to help school bus driver

More information

Injury Management and Prevention

Injury Management and Prevention ID: SP2TACG02 Injury Management and Prevention Version 2.00 Copyright Acacia Learning Solutions 2011. All Rights Reserved Certificate II in Sport (Career Oriented Participation) Course at a Glance Sessions

More information

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE PELVIC INJURY AND SPLINTAGE

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE PELVIC INJURY AND SPLINTAGE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE PELVIC INJURY AND SPLINTAGE DATE APPROVED: 11 August 2015 APPROVED BY: Clinical Governance & Quality Committee IMPLEMENTATION DATE: 13 August 2015 REVIEW DATE: June 2018 LEAD

More information

Module 8: Soft Tissue Trauma

Module 8: Soft Tissue Trauma 1. Which of the following is a major function of the skin? a. Excretion of wastes b. Protection from the environment c. Temperature regulation d. All of the above 2. Which of the following is the outermost

More information

3. (U4C2L4:F2) How many times have you sprained an arm, leg, or other body part?

3. (U4C2L4:F2) How many times have you sprained an arm, leg, or other body part? Cadet Name: Date: 1. (U4C2L4:F10) You and a friend are out running when your friend trips and falls. He is in a lot of pain and says his ankle popped. What do you do? A) Call for help. You know nothing

More information

CASAID THE AIMS OF FIRST AID, INCIDENT ACTION PLAN, INITIAL ASSESSMENT AND THE RECOVERY POSITION. Airway must be open so oxygen can enter the body.

CASAID THE AIMS OF FIRST AID, INCIDENT ACTION PLAN, INITIAL ASSESSMENT AND THE RECOVERY POSITION. Airway must be open so oxygen can enter the body. CASAID THE AIMS OF FIRST AID, INCIDENT ACTION PLAN, INITIAL ASSESSMENT AND THE RECOVERY POSITION The Aims of First Aid The aims of first aid (the three Ps) are to: Preserve the casualty s life. Prevent

More information

OPERATION:... Proximal tibial osteotomy Distal femoral osteotomy

OPERATION:... Proximal tibial osteotomy Distal femoral osteotomy AFFIX PATIENT DETAIL STICKER HERE Forename.. Surname NHS Organisation. Responsible surgeon. Job Title Hospital Number... D.O.B.././ No special requirements OPERATION:..... Proximal tibial osteotomy Distal

More information

Bone and Joint Injuries

Bone and Joint Injuries Bone and Joint Injuries Lesson Length 2 hours, 15 minutes Materials, Equipment and Supplies n Newsprint and markers n Wilderness and Remote First Aid Emergency Reference Guide (one for each participant)

More information

.org. Tibia (Shinbone) Shaft Fractures. Anatomy. Types of Tibial Shaft Fractures

.org. Tibia (Shinbone) Shaft Fractures. Anatomy. Types of Tibial Shaft Fractures Tibia (Shinbone) Shaft Fractures Page ( 1 ) The tibia, or shinbone, is the most common fractured long bone in your body. The long bones include the femur, humerus, tibia, and fibula. A tibial shaft fracture

More information

Ankle Fractures: A Guide to Recovery

Ankle Fractures: A Guide to Recovery Ankle fractures (breaks) are very common injuries that usually happen from a fall where the ankle is twisted or rolled or there is high energy trauma, like a car accident. There are two long bones in the

More information

FIRST-AID LEAFLET SITUATIONS PROCEDURES GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT. Industrial Medicine Division Central Labour Institute

FIRST-AID LEAFLET SITUATIONS PROCEDURES GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT. Industrial Medicine Division Central Labour Institute GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT FIRST-AID LEAFLET SITUATIONS PROCEDURES Prepared by Industrial Medicine Division Central Labour Institute Directorate General Factory Advice Service

More information

Calcaneus (Heel Bone) Fractures

Calcaneus (Heel Bone) Fractures Copyright 2010 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Calcaneus (Heel Bone) Fractures Fractures of the heel bone, or calcaneus, can be disabling injuries. They most often occur during high-energy collisions

More information

COALINGA STATE HOSPITAL. Effective Date: August 31, 2006

COALINGA STATE HOSPITAL. Effective Date: August 31, 2006 COALINGA STATE HOSPITAL NURSING POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL SECTION Emergency Procedures POLICY NUMBER: 715 Effective Date: August 31, 2006 SUBJECT: EMERGENCY CARE OF HEMORRHAGE 1. PURPOSE: The management

More information

Tibial Intramedullary Nailing

Tibial Intramedullary Nailing Tibial Intramedullary Nailing Turnberg Building Orthopaedics 0161 206 4898 All Rights Reserved 2015. Document for issue as handout. Procedure The tibia is the long shin bone in the lower leg. It is a weight

More information

BANDAGES AND BANDAGING TECHNIQUES

BANDAGES AND BANDAGING TECHNIQUES BANDAGES AND BANDAGING TECHNIQUES Your role as a veterinary assistant is to understand the theory behind bandaging, as bandaging is the veterinary technician s and the veterinarian s role. You ll need

More information

Elbow Injuries and Disorders

Elbow Injuries and Disorders Elbow Injuries and Disorders Introduction Your elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. There are many injuries and disorders that

More information

Patient Assessment/Management Trauma

Patient Assessment/Management Trauma Patient Assessment/Management Trauma Date: / / Test Site Location: Station #: Takes or verbalizes standard precautions (BSI) if appropriate based on patient scenario SCENE SIZE-UP Determines the scene

More information

Bleeding Control for the Injured

Bleeding Control for the Injured Bleeding Control for the Injured Bleeding Control (1 of 2) The focus of this training is on recognition of life-threatening bleeding with appropriate medical treatment. This training will show you the

More information

First Responder (FR) and Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Progress Log

First Responder (FR) and Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Progress Log First Responder (FR) and Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Progress Log Note: Those competencies that are for EMR only are denoted by boldface type. For further details on the National Occupational Competencies

More information

PHTLS 8 th Edition. PreTest. February 2014 Version 1.0

PHTLS 8 th Edition. PreTest. February 2014 Version 1.0 PHTLS 8 th Edition PreTest Version 1.0 Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Provider Program Pre-Course Written Evaluation Answer Sheet Name: Course Number: Date: 1) A B C D 2) A B C D 3) A B C D 4) A B C

More information

Emergency Action Plans

Emergency Action Plans Emergency Action Plans Clearly the most effective way to deal with an injury- emergency is to plan ahead and to practice the appropriate procedures. An emergency action plan is a written plan of action

More information

CHAPTER 8 FIRST AID I. GENERAL II. FIRST AID PROCEDURES

CHAPTER 8 FIRST AID I. GENERAL II. FIRST AID PROCEDURES CHAPTER 8 FIRST AID I. GENERAL Even though First Aid will not prevent accidents it is very important. It can save lives and reduce the severity of the injury. Every employee must be familiar with the basic

More information

American Red Cross First Aid EXAMPLE ANSWER SHEET

American Red Cross First Aid EXAMPLE ANSWER SHEET American Red Cross First Aid Exam A IMPORTANT: Read all instructions before beginning the exam. INSTRUCTIONS: Do not write on this exam. Mark all answers in pencil on the separate answer sheet as directed

More information

Frontline First Aid EMR Scenario Examples

Frontline First Aid EMR Scenario Examples Course Type: Start Date: Instructors initial scenarios as they are completed CPR-AED Scenarios CPR with Hypothermia Load and Go CPR with Obstructed Airway Continue CPR after airway clears with NO obvious

More information

Care of Your Wounds After Amputation Surgery by Paddy Rossbach, RN

Care of Your Wounds After Amputation Surgery by Paddy Rossbach, RN Care of Your Wounds After Amputation Surgery by Paddy Rossbach, RN Depending on the reason for your amputation and the state of your limb at the time of surgery, definitive closure of the wound may take

More information

THERAPEUTIC USE OF HEAT AND COLD

THERAPEUTIC USE OF HEAT AND COLD THERAPEUTIC USE OF HEAT AND COLD INTRODUCTION Heat and cold are simple and very effective therapeutic tools. They can be used locally or over the whole body, and the proper application of heat and cold

More information

Chapter 7. Expose the Injured Area

Chapter 7. Expose the Injured Area Chapter 7 GUNSHOT WOUNDS KEY FIGURES: Entrance/exit wounds This chapter describes how to treat the external, surface wounds caused by a bullet. The evaluation for underlying injury related to gunshot wounds

More information

LIFESAVING SOCIETY FIRST AID TEST AUGUST ND EDITION

LIFESAVING SOCIETY FIRST AID TEST AUGUST ND EDITION FIRST AID TEST AUGUST 2001 2 ND EDITION Instructions 1. Questions 1 to 25 are for Emergency First Aid. 2. Questions 1 to 50 are for Standard First Aid. 3. Choose just 1 answer from the alternatives offered,

More information

Radiology Reference Guide

Radiology Reference Guide Radiology Reference Guide Your skeleton gives your body structure and support. It is made of living bone cells, living tissues, blood vessels, mineral deposits and water. Your skeleton also protects delicate

More information

Chapter 33. Nerve Physiology

Chapter 33. Nerve Physiology Chapter 33 NERVE AND VASCULAR INJURIES OF THE HAND KEY FIGURES: Digital nerve location on finger Epineurial repair Nerves and blood vessels of the hand and fingers usually are quite delicate, and some

More information

MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. EPC, Ch 26 Quiz w-key Name MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1) The largest reserve of blood of any body organ is contained in the:

More information

MRC Medical Jeopardy Feud List of Treatments for Possible Injuries/Conditions

MRC Medical Jeopardy Feud List of Treatments for Possible Injuries/Conditions List of Treatments for Possible Injuries/Conditions A. Apply cold compresses to affected area; elevate the area to reduce swelling and possible bleeding B. Apply direct pressure to wound area with sterile

More information

OPTIONAL MODULE. Using a Tourniquet and Hemostatic Dressing GUIDANCE FOR THE INSTRUCTOR LESSON OBJECTIVES MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

OPTIONAL MODULE. Using a Tourniquet and Hemostatic Dressing GUIDANCE FOR THE INSTRUCTOR LESSON OBJECTIVES MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES OPTIONAL MODULE Using a Tourniquet and Hemostatic Dressing GUIDANCE FOR THE INSTRUCTOR To complete this lesson and meet the lesson objectives, you must: Show the video segment, Using a Commercial Tourniquet

More information

Wrist and Hand. Patient Information Guide to Bone Fracture, Bone Reconstruction and Bone Fusion: Fractures of the Wrist and Hand: Carpal bones

Wrist and Hand. Patient Information Guide to Bone Fracture, Bone Reconstruction and Bone Fusion: Fractures of the Wrist and Hand: Carpal bones Patient Information Guide to Bone Fracture, Bone Reconstruction and Bone Fusion: Wrist and Hand Fractures of the Wrist and Hand: Fractures of the wrist The wrist joint is made up of the two bones in your

More information

.org. Femur Shaft Fractures (Broken Thighbone) Types of Femoral Shaft Fractures

.org. Femur Shaft Fractures (Broken Thighbone) Types of Femoral Shaft Fractures Femur Shaft Fractures (Broken Thighbone) Page ( 1 ) Your thighbone (femur) is the longest and strongest bone in your body. Because the femur is so strong, it usually takes a lot of force to break it. Car

More information

Nursing Management of Patient with Casting

Nursing Management of Patient with Casting Nursing Management of Patient with Casting Elsa CHUNG Workshop on Trauma Management with Cast Application 5 July 2009 (Sunday) Functions A rigid external immobilizer to secure body part To maintain support

More information

Adult Forearm Fractures

Adult Forearm Fractures Adult Forearm Fractures Your forearm is made up of two bones, the radius and ulna. In most cases of adult forearm fractures, both bones are broken. Fractures of the forearm can occur near the wrist at

More information

Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Copyright 2010 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons A spinal fracture is a serious injury. Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine The most common fractures of the spine occur in the thoracic (midback)

More information

Enables MDA Medical Teams to categorize victims in mass casualty scenarios, in order to be able to triage and treat casualties

Enables MDA Medical Teams to categorize victims in mass casualty scenarios, in order to be able to triage and treat casualties MDA Disposable ALS + BLS Medical Ambulance Equipment Prices shown in CDN. Funds Items Description Picture Mass Casualty ID tag 1000 units = $350 Enables MDA Medical Teams to categorize victims in mass

More information

National Registry Skill Sheets

National Registry Skill Sheets Bleeding Control/Shock Management BVM Ventilation of an Apneic Adult Patient Cardiac Arrest Management/AED Joint Immobilization Long Bone Immobilization Oxygen Administration By Non-Rebreather Mask Patient

More information

Upon completion of this course, the healthcare providers should be able to:

Upon completion of this course, the healthcare providers should be able to: First Aid WWW.RN.ORG Reviewed May, 2016, Expires May, 2018 Provider Information and Specifics available on our Website Unauthorized Distribution Prohibited 2016 RN.ORG, S.A., RN.ORG, LLC By Wanda Lockwood,

More information

Chapter 30. Rotational deformity Buddy taping Reduction of metacarpal fracture

Chapter 30. Rotational deformity Buddy taping Reduction of metacarpal fracture Chapter 30 FINGER FRACTURES AND DISLOCATIONS KEY FIGURES: Rotational deformity Buddy taping Reduction of metacarpal fracture Because we use our hands for so many things, finger fractures and dislocations

More information

992 Section 7 Trauma. Scene Size-up. Primary Assessment

992 Section 7 Trauma. Scene Size-up. Primary Assessment 992 Section 7 Trauma Scene Size-up Scene Safety Mechanism of Injury (MOI)/ Nature of Illness (NOI) Review dispatch data en route to the call. Ensure scene safety and safe access to the patient. Be aware

More information

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Emergency Medical Technician Psychomotor Examination BLEEDING CONTROL/SHOCK MANAGEMENT

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Emergency Medical Technician Psychomotor Examination BLEEDING CONTROL/SHOCK MANAGEMENT BLEEDING CONTROL/SHOCK MANAGEMENT Candidate: Examiner: Date: Signature: Possible Applies direct pressure to the wound 1 NOTE: The examiner must now inform the candidate that the wound continues to bleed.

More information

Cast removal what to expect #3 Patient Information Leaflet

Cast removal what to expect #3 Patient Information Leaflet Cast removal what to expect #3 Patient Information Leaflet SM466 Now your cast is off, self help is the key! Follow the advice given to you by your doctor and the staff in the clinic. Your skin will be

More information

To help locate the most convenient centre for you, please call our Locallink number on 08700 10 49 50 and you will be

To help locate the most convenient centre for you, please call our Locallink number on 08700 10 49 50 and you will be 1 of 5 St. John Ambulance - First Aid About St. John Ambulance St. John Ambulance is one of the UK's largest and best-known charitable organisations. It exists to provide First Aid and medical support

More information

12/5/2012. Introduction. Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries. Recognizing and Caring for Serious Head, Neck and Back Injuries

12/5/2012. Introduction. Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries. Recognizing and Caring for Serious Head, Neck and Back Injuries Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries Identify the most common causes of head, neck and spinal injuries. List 10 situations that might indicate serious head, neck and spinal injuries. List the signals of head,

More information

SUBJECT: BASIC LIFE SUPPORT AMBULANCE EQUIPMENT REFERENCE NO. 710

SUBJECT: BASIC LIFE SUPPORT AMBULANCE EQUIPMENT REFERENCE NO. 710 SUBJECT: BASIC LIFE SUPPORT AMBULANCE EQUIPMENT REFERENCE NO. 70 POLICY: NOTE: Ambulances dedicated for infant transportation or when staffed and equipped for use in conjunction with newborn intensive

More information

Chapter 21. How to do fasciotomy. neighboring structures

Chapter 21. How to do fasciotomy. neighboring structures Chapter 21 FRACTURES OF THE TIBIA AND FIBULA KEY FIGURES: Calf anatomy How to do fasciotomy Gastrocnemius and neighboring structures Longstanding open fracture Gastrocnemius flap Fractures of the tibia

More information

Good manual handling practice

Good manual handling practice Health and Safety Services Good manual handling practice If you lift, carry, push or pull as part of your job, the following guidance is for you Injuries caused Poor lifting technique and work methods

More information

Total knee replacement

Total knee replacement Patient Information to be retained by patient What is a total knee replacement? In a total knee replacement the cartilage surfaces of the thigh bone (femur) and leg bone (tibia) are replaced. The cartilage

More information

Head & Spinal Trauma. Lesson Goal. Lesson Objectives 9/10/2012

Head & Spinal Trauma. Lesson Goal. Lesson Objectives 9/10/2012 Head & Spinal Trauma Lesson Goal Learn assessment of patients with head or spinal injuries and how to treat those injuries Lesson Objectives State nervous system components List central nervous system

More information

Schiffert Health Center Shoulder Pain COMMON CAUSES: QUICK TREATMENT : SHOULDER PAIN TREATING SHOULDER PAIN:

Schiffert Health Center  Shoulder Pain COMMON CAUSES: QUICK TREATMENT : SHOULDER PAIN TREATING SHOULDER PAIN: Schiffert Health Center www.healthcenter.vt.edu Patient Information: Shoulder Pain COMMON CAUSES: Shoulder injury or pain may be triggered by a specific event, such as a direct blow or fall. More common

More information

Remember R-I-C-E A good rule to follow for ankle sprains is RICE -- rest, ice, compression and elevation.

Remember R-I-C-E A good rule to follow for ankle sprains is RICE -- rest, ice, compression and elevation. The primary goal of treatment is to prevent swelling immediately after injury. Ice is the mainstay of treatment in the first two to three days, along with a compression type bandage, such as an Ace wrap.

More information

Safety Point: Preparing Your First Aid Kit

Safety Point: Preparing Your First Aid Kit Safety Point: Preparing Your First Aid Kit We all have things in our home that keep us safe, healthy, and happy: Lots of food and water Clothes that keep us warm and dry Comfortable bed and pillow Toothbrush

More information

EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (EMR) PRACTICAL SKILLS EXAMINATION REPORT State Form 54407 (R / 5-13)

EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (EMR) PRACTICAL SKILLS EXAMINATION REPORT State Form 54407 (R / 5-13) EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (EMR) PRACTICAL SKILLS EXAMINATION REPT State Form 54407 (R / 5-3) INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES CERTIFICATION 302 West Washington Street,

More information

Knee arthroscopy advice sheet

Knee arthroscopy advice sheet Knee arthroscopy advice sheet During an arthroscopy, a camera is inserted into the knee through two or three small puncture wounds. It allows the surgeon to look at the joint surfaces, cartilage and the

More information

Extremity Trauma. William Schecter, MD

Extremity Trauma. William Schecter, MD Extremity Trauma William Schecter, MD Approach to the Evaluation of the Patient with an Extremity Injury Blood Supply Skeleton Neurologic Function Risk for Compartment Syndrome? Coverage (Skin and Soft

More information

.org. Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist) Description. Cause

.org. Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist) Description. Cause Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist) Page ( 1 ) The radius is the larger of the two bones of the forearm. The end toward the wrist is called the distal end. A fracture of the distal radius occurs when

More information

Top Ten Workplace Injuries at a Utility Company

Top Ten Workplace Injuries at a Utility Company Top Ten Workplace Injuries at a Utility Company Top Ten Injuries 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Crush Injuries CRUSH INJURIES A crush injury occurs when force or pressure is put on a body part. This type

More information

Module six: how to save a life. Simple skills you need to help in an emergency. The Red Cross can teach you to make a difference by saving lives

Module six: how to save a life. Simple skills you need to help in an emergency. The Red Cross can teach you to make a difference by saving lives Module six: how to save a life Simple skills you need to help in an emergency The Red Cross is making a difference by teaching people what to do in an emergency remember, first aid can save lives! If you

More information

The Anatomy of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

The Anatomy of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) The Anatomy of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) What is the Spinal Cord? The spinal cord is that part of your central nervous system that transmits messages between your brain and your body. The spinal cord has

More information

.org. Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine. Cause. Description

.org. Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine. Cause. Description Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Page ( 1 ) Spinal fractures can vary widely in severity. While some fractures are very serious injuries that require emergency treatment, other fractures can

More information

Types of electrical injuries

Types of electrical injuries Types of electrical injuries Electrical injury is a term for all injuries caused by contact with electrical energy. Electrical contact can cause a wide variety of injuries involving most organ systems.

More information

Understand nurse aide skills needed to promote skin integrity.

Understand nurse aide skills needed to promote skin integrity. Unit B Resident Care Skills Essential Standard NA5.00 Understand nurse aide s role in providing residents hygiene, grooming, and skin care. Indicator Understand nurse aide skills needed to promote skin

More information

A compressive dressing that you apply around your ankle, and

A compressive dressing that you apply around your ankle, and Ankle Injuries & Treatment The easiest way to remember this is: R.I.C.E. Each of these letters stands for: Rest. Rest your ankle. Do not place weight on it if it is very tender. Avoid walking long distances.

More information

Inversion Frequently Asked Questions

Inversion Frequently Asked Questions Inversion Frequently Asked Questions Disclaimer: Check with your physician before inverting, as with beginning any exercise program. 1. How long should I invert? 2. To what degree should I invert? 3. Does

More information

Chapter 35. Volar forearm fasciotomy incisions Hand/dorsal forearm fasciotomy incisions Finger fasciotomy incisions

Chapter 35. Volar forearm fasciotomy incisions Hand/dorsal forearm fasciotomy incisions Finger fasciotomy incisions Chapter 35 HAND CRUSH INJURY AND COMPARTMENT SYNDROME KEY FIGURES: Volar forearm fasciotomy incisions Hand/dorsal forearm fasciotomy incisions Finger fasciotomy incisions The previous chapters about the

More information

404 Section 5 Shock and Resuscitation. Scene Size-up. Primary Assessment. History Taking

404 Section 5 Shock and Resuscitation. Scene Size-up. Primary Assessment. History Taking 404 Section 5 and Resuscitation Scene Size-up Scene Safety Mechanism of Injury (MOI)/ Nature of Illness (NOI) Ensure scene safety and address hazards. Standard precautions should include a minimum of gloves

More information

Brachial Plexus Injury Awareness ADULTS WITH BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURIES WHAT IS A BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURY?

Brachial Plexus Injury Awareness ADULTS WITH BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURIES WHAT IS A BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURY? Brachial Plexus Injury Awareness ADULTS WITH BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURIES WHAT IS A BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURY? Brachial plexus injuries are nerve injuries in which the nerves and/or the nerve roots of the brachial

More information

For Additional Information Contact: Your Local Area Office of the American National Red Cross. Bleeding

For Additional Information Contact: Your Local Area Office of the American National Red Cross. Bleeding BRAND ADHESIVE BANDAGES First Aid Guide First aid is everyone's responsibility. To be prepared to react confidently and without wasting time in either a life-threatening situation or a minor accident,

More information

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND ARTHRITIS: YOU CAN DO IT! Frequently Asked Questions

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND ARTHRITIS: YOU CAN DO IT! Frequently Asked Questions PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND ARTHRITIS: YOU CAN DO IT! Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is the difference between exercise and physical activity? Physical Activity - any body movement beyond sitting or sleeping

More information

Integra. MCP Joint Replacement PATIENT INFORMATION

Integra. MCP Joint Replacement PATIENT INFORMATION Integra MCP Joint Replacement PATIENT INFORMATION Integra MCP Patient Information This brochure summarizes information about the use, risks, and benefits of the Integra MCP finger implant. Be sure to discuss

More information

BLS TREATMENT GUIDELINES - CARDIAC

BLS TREATMENT GUIDELINES - CARDIAC BLS TREATMENT GUIDELINES - CARDIAC CARDIOPULMONARY ARREST - NON-TRAUMATIC (SJ-B101) effective 07/01/99 Defibrillation CPR Apply S-AED and assess rhythm as trained. Defib as indicated Simultaneous OXYGEN:

More information

Recent Injuries. www.physiofirst.org.uk

Recent Injuries. www.physiofirst.org.uk Recent Injuries www.physiofirst.org.uk A recent or acute injury can occur suddenly during any activity, from tripping over the kerb, to making the bed, to playing sport. In some cases, an acute injury

More information

Patella Realignment Tibial Tuberosity Transfer with Lateral Release

Patella Realignment Tibial Tuberosity Transfer with Lateral Release Patella Realignment Tibial Tuberosity Transfer with Lateral Release Alan M. Reznik, M.D. The Orthopaedic Group, LLC The knee is made of three bones, the kneecap (patella), the shin bone (tibia) and thigh

More information

THE CONDENSED GUIDE TO OUTDOOR FIRST AID

THE CONDENSED GUIDE TO OUTDOOR FIRST AID THE CONDENSED GUIDE TO OUTDOOR FIRST AID Part 1: The Boring Basics planning & preparation Slides used in presentation to Christchurch Tramping Club by Cathy Harlow, 19 August 2010. THE 7 P S OF PLANNING:

More information

Injuries caused by motorcycle accidents a 5-year survey of patients treated in Kuopio University Hospital

Injuries caused by motorcycle accidents a 5-year survey of patients treated in Kuopio University Hospital Injuries caused by motorcycle accidents a 5-year survey of patients treated in Kuopio University Hospital Imke Höfling, Paula Keinänen, Heikki Kröger Department of Orthopaedics, Kuopio University Hospital

More information

COMBAT LIFE SAVING B151196 STUDENT HANDOUT

COMBAT LIFE SAVING B151196 STUDENT HANDOUT UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS THE BASIC SCHOOL MARINE CORPS TRAINING COMMAND CAMP BARRETT, VIRGINIA 22134-5019 COMBAT LIFE SAVING B151196 STUDENT HANDOUT Introduction Importance In This Lesson This handout

More information

Emergency Medical Technician Basic. Practical Skills Examination Sheets

Emergency Medical Technician Basic. Practical Skills Examination Sheets New York State Department of Health Basic Practical Skills Examination Sheets Rev 07/12 Basic Practical Skills Examination Sheets Updates Included on this page are the changes or updates that have been

More information

Spinal Cord Injury Education. An Overview for Patients, Families, and Caregivers

Spinal Cord Injury Education. An Overview for Patients, Families, and Caregivers Spinal Cord Injury Education An Overview for Patients, Families, and Caregivers Spinal Cord Anatomy A major component of the Central Nervous System (CNS) It is 15 to 16 inches long, and weighs 1 to 2 ounces

More information

Chapter 6 Musculoskeletal System Diseases and Disorders

Chapter 6 Musculoskeletal System Diseases and Disorders Chapter 6 Musculoskeletal System Diseases and Disorders Anatomy and Physiology Bones and Joints Bones provide framework and support; classified by shape and composition Joints: where two or more bones

More information

Basic First Aid Tutorial

Basic First Aid Tutorial Basic First Aid Tutorial 1 Overview: 1-Introduction 2-Emergency Response 3-Bleeding, Shock, & Soft-Tissue Injuries 4-Bone, Joint, & Muscle Injuries 5-Medical Emergencies 6-Heat & Cold-Related Illness/Injury

More information

Chapter 11. Everting skin edges

Chapter 11. Everting skin edges Chapter 11 PRIMARY WOUND CLOSURE KEY FIGURE: Everting skin edges In primary wound closure, the skin edges of the wound are sutured together to close the defect. Whenever possible and practical, primary

More information

Types of Brain Injury

Types of Brain Injury Types of Brain Injury The bones of your skull are hard and they protect your brain. Your brain is soft, like firm Jell-O. When your head moves, your brain moves inside your skull. When your head is hit

More information

Lumbar Laminectomy and Interspinous Process Fusion

Lumbar Laminectomy and Interspinous Process Fusion Lumbar Laminectomy and Interspinous Process Fusion Introduction Low back and leg pain caused by pinched nerves in the back is a common condition that limits your ability to move, walk, and work. This condition

More information

.org. Ankle Fractures (Broken Ankle) Anatomy

.org. Ankle Fractures (Broken Ankle) Anatomy Ankle Fractures (Broken Ankle) Page ( 1 ) A broken ankle is also known as an ankle fracture. This means that one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint are broken. A fractured ankle can range

More information

Adult First Aid/CPR/AEd. Ready Reference

Adult First Aid/CPR/AEd. Ready Reference Adult First Aid/CPR/AEd Ready Reference Contents Checking an Injured or Ill Adult 3 CPR 4 AED Adult or Child 5 Conscious Choking 7 Controlling External Bleeding 8 Burns 9 Poisoning 10 Head, Neck or Spinal

More information

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE RESULTS

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE RESULTS CASE RESULTS INFORMATION Please note that every case is different and these verdicts and settlements, while accurate, do not represent what we may obtain for you in your case. Nor does it mean that we

More information