Chest Injuries

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Chest Quizzes & Trivia

Sustainment training for 68W in the area of chest injuries.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Air is supplied to the lungs via the:
    • A. 

      Esophagus

    • B. 

      Trachea

    • C. 

      Nares

    • D. 

      Oropharnyx

  • 2. 
    The ___________________ separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity.
    • A. 

      Diaphram.

    • B. 

      Mediastinum

    • C. 

      Xiphoid process

    • D. 

      Inferior border of the ribs

  • 3. 
    On inhalation, all of the following occur, except:
    • A. 

      The intercostal muscles contract, elevating the rib cage

    • B. 

      The diaphragm contracts.

    • C. 

      The pressure inside the chest increases.

    • D. 

      Air enters through the nose and mouth

  • 4. 
    Common causes of dyspnea include:
    • A. 

      Airway obstruction.

    • B. 

      Lung compression.

    • C. 

      Damage to the chest wall.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 5. 
    The principle reason for concern about a patient who has a chest injury is:
    • A. 

      Hemoptysis.

    • B. 

      Cyanosis.

    • C. 

      That the body has no means of storing oxygen.

    • D. 

      A rapid, weak pulse and low blood pressure.

  • 6. 
    A ______________________________ results when an injury allows air to enter through a hole in the chest wall or the surface of the lung as the patient attempts to breathe, causing the lung on that side to collapse.
    • A. 

      Tension pneumothorax

    • B. 

      Hemothrorax

    • C. 

      Hemopneumothorax

    • D. 

      Pneumothorax

  • 7. 
    A sucking chest wound should be treated:
    • A. 

      After assessing ABCs

    • B. 

      After confirming mental status

    • C. 

      Immediately by covering with a gloved hand, then an occlusive dressing.

    • D. 

      By using a stack of gauze dressings.

  • 8. 
    Common signs and symptoms of tension pneumothorax include.
    • A. 

      Increasing respiratory distress.

    • B. 

      Distended neck veins.

    • C. 

      Tracheal deviation away from the injured site.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 9. 
    A hemothorax results from blood collecting in the pleural space from:
    • A. 

      A bleeding rib cage.

    • B. 

      A bleeding lung.

    • C. 

      A bleeding great vessel.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    A fractured rib that pentrates into the pleural space may lacerate the surface of the lung, causing a:
    • A. 

      Tension pneumothorax.

    • B. 

      Hemothorax.

    • C. 

      Hemopneumothorax.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    In what is called a paradoxical movement, the detached portion of the chest wall:
    • A. 

      Moves opposite of normal.

    • B. 

      Moves out instead of in during inhalation.

    • C. 

      Moves in instead of out during expriation.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 12. 
    Traumatic asphyxia:
    • A. 

      Is bruising of the lung.

    • B. 

      Occurs when three or more adjacent ribs are fracture in two or more places.

    • C. 

      Is a sudden, severe compression of the chest.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Traumatic asphyxia results in a very characteristic appearance, including:
    • A. 

      Distended neck veins.

    • B. 

      Cyanosis.

    • C. 

      Hemorrahge into the sclera of the eye.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 14. 
    Signs and symptoms of a pericardial tamponade include:
    • A. 

      Low blood pressure.

    • B. 

      A weak pulse.

    • C. 

      Muffled heart tones.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 15. 
    Large blood vessels in the chest that can result in massive hemorrhaging include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      The pulmonary arteries.

    • B. 

      The femoral arteries.

    • C. 

      The aorta.

    • D. 

      Jfour main pumonary veins.

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