Major Trauma Protocol Quiz

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Quiz based on NYS Protocols. T6. Adult Major Trauma. Pp. 75 - 80 in book, or on CD


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a physical finding criterion to place an adult patient into the MAJOR TRAUMA category?
    • A. 

      Open skull fracture

    • B. 

      GCS less than 13.

    • C. 

      Pulse less than 50

    • D. 

      Suspected flail chest

    • E. 

      All of the above are physical findings indicative of Major Trauma

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a physical finding to place an adult patient into the MAJOR TRAUMA category?
    • A. 

      Amputation of the thumb

    • B. 

      Suspected pelvic fracture with BP above 100 systolic

    • C. 

      Paralysis of the arms

    • D. 

      Fractures of both femurs

    • E. 

      All of the above are physical findings indicative of Major Trauma

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a physical finding to place an adult patient into the MAJOR TRAUMA category?
    • A. 

      Penetrating injury to the head or neck

    • B. 

      Respiratory rate less than 10 or greater than 29

    • C. 

      Pulse rate higher than 120 bpm

    • D. 

      Systolic BP less than 80

    • E. 

      All of the above are physical findings indicative of Major Trauma

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT a mechanism of injury criterion that would  place an adult patient into the MAJOR TRAUMA category?
    • A. 

      Partial ejection

    • B. 

      Death in same passenger compartment

    • C. 

      Fall greater than 3 times the patient's height

    • D. 

      Vehicle rollover with unrestrained passenger.

    • E. 

      All of the above are MOI's indicative of Major Trauma

  • 5. 
    Collision resulting in ___ inches of intrusion into the passenger compartment is a MOI  indicative of Major Trauma
  • 6. 
    According to NYS Trauma Protocol, an adult head injury  patient must be hyperventilated at 20 breaths/minute if the GCS is less than 8, AND active seizures or WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING are present ?
    • A. 

      Hypertension and Tachycardia

    • B. 

      Any further decrease in the GCS

    • C. 

      Increased respiratory rate

    • D. 

      Fixed or Asymmetric pupils

    • E. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 7. 
    A patient falling into the Adult Major Trauma protocol should be transported to the nearest designated trauma center. However, patients falling into this category MUST be transported to the nearest Emergency department if which of the following occurs?
    • A. 

      The patient has an unmanageable airway.

    • B. 

      An on-line medical control physician so directs

    • C. 

      The patient is in cardiac arrest

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct.

  • 8. 
    For a patient showing signs and symptoms of hypoperfusion, the correct height to lift the foot end of the backboard is___ inches.
    • A. 

      12-14

    • B. 

      6-8

    • C. 

      6-10

    • D. 

      8-12

    • E. 

      8-10

  • 9. 
    Which of the following patients is NOT considered high risk according to the major trauma protocol?
    • A. 

      Cardiac Disease

    • B. 

      Insulin dependent diabetic

    • C. 

      Age greater than 50

    • D. 

      Patient with HIV

    • E. 

      All of the above are considered high risk patients in Major Trauma

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