Chest, Abdomen, And Pelvic Injuries

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Chest, Abdomen, And Pelvic Injuries

The chest, abdomen, and pelvis contain many vital organs; consequently, injury to these areas can be fatal. Having knowledge of the injuries and how to treat a victim will minimize the chances of death from the injuries. Take the test below and see just how prepared you are for such an eventuality.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a closed abdominal injury?
    • A. 

      Penetrating wounds and penetrating organs

    • B. 

      Object stuck in the chest

    • C. 

      Direct blow from a blunt object.

    • D. 

      Falling off a chair

  • 2. 
    How do you treat an open abdominal injury?
    • A. 

      Cover the protruding organs with moist, clean, dressing.

    • B. 

      Place the person in a position with their legs pulled towards their chest.

    • C. 

      Cover it with a dry paper towel.

    • D. 

      Do not touch and leave the wound open.

  • 3. 
    What is an open chest wound?
    • A. 

      The ribs are broken.

    • B. 

      The chest skin is NOT broken.

    • C. 

      The chest appears bruised and tender.

    • D. 

      The chest wall is penetrated by some type of object and the skin is broken.

  • 4. 
    True or False: Remove object embedded in the chest. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which of the following are symptoms to look for in a chest wound?
    • A. 

      Blood bubbling out of the chest wound.

    • B. 

      Pain in the hip and back.

    • C. 

      Air coming in and out of the wound.

    • D. 

      Blood coming out of the head.

  • 6. 
    True of False: Keep the victim of a pelvic injury as still as possible. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Do not give the victim of a chest, pelvic, or abdominal injury                           .
  • 8. 
    What number do you call immediately for all victims?
    • A. 

      1800-HELP

    • B. 

      911

    • C. 

      Don't Call

    • D. 

      4124478906

  • 9. 
    What are the most common causes of pelvic injuries?
    • A. 

      Sport injuries.

    • B. 

      Car crashes.

    • C. 

      Fall from a height.

    • D. 

      Slip on a patch of ice.

  • 10. 
    True or False: Reinsert any protruding organs. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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